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Guide to Forte dei Marmi

Boasting a history of hosting well-heeled visitors amongst classic Italian style

Known for its sandy beaches and dramatic backdrops, the traditional Italian Riviera town of Forte dei Marmi on the northern Tuscan coast is a hot spot for wealthy Italians and well-heeled travellers.

Forte dei Marmi is set between the Marinas of Ronci and Pietrasanta in the Versilia area and was one of the first resort towns tailored to luxury-seeking visitors on a Mediterranean crewed yacht charter. It was in the 1920’s that the Agnelli family (of Fiat fame) began to summer here - drawn to its beautiful setting - and before long a flurry of royals, silver screen stars and jet set travellers followed suit. With a classic Italian style and years of honing combined with some modern additions, it has stood the test of time to appeal to an ever discerning market.

The beaches on the coast of Forte dei Marmi are golden and sandy, There are plenty to choose from, including some luxury beach-clubs offering the kind of beach-bed-side-service and amenities that justify stepping off your luxury charter yacht for a few hours. The Gilda Beach Club is one of these, with private cabins and views over the Tyrrhenian Sea with the Alps in the horizon it’s a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the Mediterranean sun.

If your charter itinerary falls on a Wednesday Forte dei Marmi then make sure to head to the weekly market which you can find at the centre of the town. By most seaside town’s standards, this is no standard market and includes the finest selection of leather goods, cashmere and other luxury items. Despite its small size, the town has a lively night scene, so when you’re finished at the market head out for sundowners at one of the lounges to soak up the evening atmosphere.

Like much of Italy’s coastline, one stop-off allows for explorations of beautiful surrounding areas and nearby Torre del Lago (sometimes called Torre del Lago Puccini) is worth discovering. It is the place where Giacomo Puccini lived and wrote his operas and today is home to a lake front open-air theatre that hosts Puccini's operas beneath the stars. A summer festival is also held there in his honour every year called Fondazione Festival Pucciniano.

With so many places to explore on a yacht, everyone in your charter party will find something to love about this charming town. If you are considering hiring a yacht to explore this coastal gem, you can view our comprehensive selection of luxury yachts available for Italy crewed yacht charters.

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Reasons to Visit

Lie back and relax in one of luxury beach clubs
Enjoy Michelin-starred seafood at Il Bistrot
Watch an opera under the stars in nearby Torre del Lago
Soak in the spa at the prestigious Principe
Stock up on fine Italian goods in the Wednesday town market

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