Ah, Forte Dei Marmi. A cool sea breeze, healthy salt air, anything anyone can care for. A beautiful Tuscan port known for marble shipping, Forte dei Marmi is definitely a good rocky base. Surrounded by magnificent white sandy beaches, elegant arenas, and being an up and hot spot, Forte Dei Marmi lives for the eager vacations without falling under the brand.
Forte Dei Marmi strives for rich Italians and strives to be the all-encompassing seaside resort where people can come from and everywhere to collect a taste of style. From Puccini to Bocelli to Zucchero itself, Forte Dei Marmi is both home and vacation spot for many brilliant stars and attractive as a vacation spot to the rest of us.
To offer festivals many times of the year, amazingly inspiring hills and of course the amazing beaches, this part of Tuscany has a little something for everyone and is an upward hotspot that has not yet been completely milked dry of tourism. The annual caricature and satir festival is a big attraction to many, because it is very special and a museum has even sprung up around it. Museums, history, a jazz festival, mushroom picking season and amazing fireworks in August are among the many reasons to visit, and lets not forget the amazing cuisine.
Thanks to its location where the hills roll into the sea, the climate and soil are ideal for a variety of products, thus eating in this region from the heavier Tuscan grains and meat to a variety of local seafood. Cod is definitely quite the local staple, prepared in various ways, such as seafood and blue fish that are present for at least most of the year. During mushroom season local fairs are abundant and in the summer people hit the heat by flying to the mountains for blueberries, raspberries and cranberries ...... and then use their bytes to create a variety of local spirits, desserts and just plain deliciousness. Tordelli is the local ravioli and testaroli, flatbread served with local cheese and pesto sauce, is an absolute can not be missed menu items. Surprisingly, sandwiches are also a delicacy in this area after having spiced in a marble ship in the small village of Colonnata, above Carrara. Sgabei is the name of a delicious, fried pancake, which is appreciated during a stay in Forte Dei Marmi, and the legendary chestnut cookies should not be ignored. Wine and Tuscany go hand in hand and the Candia wines are the best offered here by the grapes of local vineyards from Vermentino to Luni to Massa to Carrara. Of course you can still find the sought-after tried and true clamps like a good Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino, Trebbiano or Chianti.
Living in Tuscany is wonderful, and as always you need a place to live. Among the many unique fantastic choices here in Forte Dei Marmi, Hotel Byron has its own. A boutique hotel consisting of two newly renovated villas, Hotel Byron offers the height of modern comfort with the right amount of old world charm and attention to detail. Situated just 3 km from the train station, on the coast, in a very residential area, Hotel Byron makes a fantastic move. Built in the late 1800s for the Canavero family, there are now 29 rooms and suites in the villas and is a great place for all golfing, swimming and tennis as it is only a stones throw from the ski resorts. La Capannina, Italys first nightclub, is within walking distance of the hotel and another big draw.
Culinary delights prepared by Chef Mattei with a variety of specialty pasta and bread accompanied by different strong local wines make the hotel restaurant a tasty taste and is wonderfully comfortable for all guests.
Travel is also convenient from this location, so you can beat beaches from outside Carrara back to town where you can enjoy the Poets bay. A visual adventure, even when you enter the area, is also Poetsgulfen surrounded by style architecture.
Tellaro is a particularly interesting seaside town to visit in this region, and is highly recommended in terms of architecture and cooking. Originally built as protection against invasion, the houses crowded together separated only by the swinging side door eventually leading to the sea, a defitnite must be at the same time here.
Small towns aside, transit to Florence, Pisa and Siena are a complete breeze from here and most recommended, especially from Forte Dei Marmi they are all classified as day trips. Florence with its markets and museums, not to mention the stunning Duomo, Siena and the Cathedral, Pisa and the Miracle area, have everything in Tuscany something to offer and at least set Hotel Byron close to the public action but is a hidden gem society has not yet found.