Forte dei Marmi

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About Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi is one of the great success stories of travel, people have been visiting this spectacularly beautiful spot since the beginning of the 18th century, when it became popular to breathe sea air and spend time in the sea and the sun. So some of the best places to stay in Forte dei Marmi have been hosting guests for hundreds of years, and they really know what they’re doing! Forte dei Marmi’s accommodation options include some seriously grand old seafront hotels, beautiful historic palazzos, as well as some more contemporary-style resorts.

If you like your accommodation historic, then you’ll find hotels converted from the former holiday homes of some of Europe’s wealthiest families. These are often set back from the waterfront, in the cooler hills, and are probably the best option if you want to explore a bit further than just the sun, sea and sand of the Mediterranean!

Forte dei Marmi is certainly a swanky place, full of A-listers. Its streets are crammed with big name designer boutiques, and there's a slew of great restaurants, several with Michelin stars, where you can sit and watch the beautiful people go by! But really what it's all about is its glorious stretch of clean sandy beach which extends to some seven miles — the tricky bit is deciding which exclusive beach club you want to go to...

Don't forget that if you're planning your visit in the peak summer months, the best places to stay in Forte dei Marmi will be very busy (and you can expect to pay top dollar for your room). So do your homework and book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in Forte dei Marmi

For Beach-side Luxury

  • The Grand Hotel Imperiale is a luxury beach hotel of a very Italian style, with graceful pillars, draped curtains, ornate lamps, antiques with narrow legs, and high ceilings. Of the 46 rooms and suites our favourites are those with sea view balconies, but all of the rooms are equally sophisticated. The Grand Hotel has three restaurants, and can offer everything from beach-side dining to gourmet Tuscan cuisine. It also has a spa and wellness centre, a private beach, and, you might be surprised to hear, fantastic facilities for kids, including a kids club.
  • The Hotel Byron is a five star hotel in a wonderful spot on the coast just outside Forte dei Marmi. Its 29 rooms and suites are unfussily contemporary, in a grey palette with accents in brighter colours. One of its four restaurants has a Michelin star, another spills out onto the pool terrace, where you can enjoy candle lit suppers by the water. The grounds are lush, the spa facilities excellent, and it’s moments from the beach.

For Romance

  • The Albergo Pietrasanta is a stylishly converted 17th century palazzo, complete with delicate frescoes, intricate plasterwork, huge windows and elegantly carved stone fireplaces. Its 20 rooms and suites are all individually decorated, but you can expect beautiful herringbone parquet, grand beds, antiques, and the owner’s collection of contemporary art. The palazzo’s leafy courtyard is the perfect place for an aperitif, and you’re moments from a number of excellent places to eat and drink, and the beach.
  • The Palazzo Guiscardo is a beautiful Art Nouveau building turned ten room luxury hotel, with plenty of striped wallpaper, grand beds with drapes, contemporary art, and Carrara marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. The reception is decorated in a contrastingly contemporary style. No restaurant, but there are numerous places to eat and drink nearby.

For a Special Occasion

  • The Principe Forte dei Marmi is a luxurious beach-front hotel, with a graceful, classical facade that sits just behind its own private beach club. The Principe has 15 rooms and 13 suites, all beautifully decked out in contemporary luxury, done in muted neutral tones. The suites have private balconies too, and are large enough for families. There’s also a fully equipped spa and gym, watersports facilities at the private beach club, and an absolutely fantastic seafood restaurant. All the bells and whistles.

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Travel Information

  • Forte dei Marmi’s closest airport is Pisa Airport, which is about 29 miles away — about half an hour in the car or a taxi, or almost two hours on public transport.
  • If you're looking to hire a car, we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Right on the Tyrrhenian Sea, which opens onto the Mediterranean, Forte dei Marmi has the Mediterranean hot, dry summers and mild winters. If you’re here for the summer weather expect maximum temperatures around 30°C and minimum temperatures of 20°C plus plenty of sunshine. It’s quieter during the other seasons, and some of the hotels still close in the off-season, opening just before Easter — which is busy and colourful.

Still not sure where to stay?


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Best Hotels in Forte dei Marmi

  • Palazzo Guiscardo Forte dei Marmi (Pietrasanta) 10 rooms from CA$278

    Romantic Break  -  Whimsical decor and plush interiors make for a great couples getaway
    Cooking classes  -  Classes are provided by the chef at the hotel
    Restaurant  -  Breakfast is served
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    Luxury hotel in an Art Nouveau building providing a chic Italian stay. Rooms are decorated in a refined classic style with opulent, Carrara marble bathrooms many with whirlpool tubs. Quirky art hangs on the walls, and the reception has a contrasting modern vibe. No restaurant but plenty close by. See More

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  • Albergo Pietrasanta Forte dei Marmi (Tuscany) 20 rooms from CA$424

    Sights nearby  -  Pietrasanta’s 14th century San Martino's Cathedral with its red brick belltower, is just a 5-minute walk away.
    Great walks  -  The hotel's fragrant landscaped gardens are perfect for an afternoon stroll.
    Local markets  -  Pick up some local produce from the weekly market in Piazza dello Statuto.
    Full of character
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    17th Century Palazzo in the famed marble town of Pietrasanta. Interiors feature delicate frescoes, intricate plasterwork and antiques, as well as the owner’s fine collection of contemporary art. An elegant spot for romantics, great location for exploring and just minutes from the beach. See More

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  • Grand Hotel Imperiale Forte dei Marmi (Tuscany) 46 rooms from CA$461

    Families  -  Fully staffed kids club on site
    Restaurant  -  Three restaurants offering everything from beach side dining to sophisticated gourmet cuisine
    Local markets  -  Visit the weekly Wednesday market for a designer bargain!
    Sights nearby  -  Minutes away from Forte dei Marmi fortress
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Five star luxury family friendly property in the glitzy resort of Forte dei Marmi on the Tuscan coast. Forty six sophisticated, airy rooms and suites some with balconies some with balconies looking out to sea. Three restaurants, wellness centre and private beach. Glamourous seaside luxury See More

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  • Principe Forte dei Marmi Forte dei Marmi 28 rooms from CA$571

    Beach Life  -  Private beach club.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, CN Traveller

    Luxurious beach front hotel with its own private beach club. A classical facade, contemporary designer rooms and suites with private balconies, seafood restaurant, fully equipped spa. Perfect for a beach holiday with all the frills, family friendly too. See More

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  • Hotel Byron, Forte dei Marmi Forte dei Marmi 29 rooms from CA$600

    Total relaxation  -  A beautiful setting, lovely rooms, good food, and easy access to the beach.
    Foodies  -  Four excellent restaurants, one of which has Michelin stars.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Beach Life
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A Five Star hotel on the coastline just outside Forte dei Marmi. Romantic and elegant throughout rooms and suites. Michelin star restaurant, spa facilities, and beautiful grounds to enjoy candle lit dinners and sun bathing in the sun. A luxurious spot for a summer holiday in a fun area. See More

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