Forte dei marmi
A favourite of the Tuscan nobility in the nineteenth century, Forte dei Marmi was the site of the trysts of the famous historical couple, Gabriele D’Annunzio and Eleonora Duse, and later the summer holiday site for famous Italian families, starting with the Agnellis from Turin. For this reason and thanks to its peaceful atmosphere, it has gradually developed into one of Tuscany’s most exclusive places, with at the same time a propensity for high society. It is immersed in luxuriant pine groves, tree-lined boulevards and wharves jutting out from the beach towards the splendid sea. There are three symbols of Forte dei Marmi. The first is the fortress, built in 1788 by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, which still watches over the old fishing village.
The second is the “Imperial Rome” area, scattered with villas designed by the greatest Italian architects.
The last symbol is the Capannina di Franceschi, the oldest Italian nightclub, opened in 1929 and on whose stage the best Italian and international singers have performed and continue to perform. These are the three great sources of pride of Forte dei Marmi, a town whose nobility has never vanished since that far-off nineteenth century.