Forte dei Marmi: a seaside icon

Forte dei Marmi – literally “fort of the marbles”, a nod to the world-renowned quarries in the nearby Apuan Alps – is more than just a lovely beach town on the Tyrrhenian Sea. An iconic destination for Italian jet-setters since the 1960s, the town today retains the elements which made it an institution in the first place: waking up to the smell of freshly-baked focaccia, going for long walks on the sand, riding a bike on the seaside esplanade, or spending an evening in one of the many restaurants and night clubs that have written the history of Italian pop culture. Nowadays, Forte dei Marmi is also a child-friendly haven, which every year offers several events specifically for its youngest visitors.