Forte dei Marmi (Tuscany)

Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany. Tourism is the principal activity of Forte dei Marmi's citizens. The population of the town, amounting to some 7,700, nearly triples during the summer, because of the hundreds of tourists who mainly come from Florence, Milan, Germany, and Russia. In Italian Forte dei Marmi means "Fort of the marbles". The town takes its name from the fortress that rises in the middle of the main square, built under Grand Duke Peter Leopold, who was to become Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, in 1788. The fortress was built to defend the coast from outer attacks, but in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century it became the place where the marble quarried from the Alpi Apuane (they are the same mountains of the famous marble of Carrara) was stocked before being sent to the pier for shipping.

Tuscany Highlights

Museums
Travel Tips
Festival
Events

What you can't miss in Tuscany

Where is Forte dei Marmi

Top Experiences in Tuscany

Best places to stay in Tuscany

Properties for sale in Tuscany

Villa in Camporgiano
250000
Country Home - Restored in Chianti
645000
Country Home - Restored in Cortona
52000
Detached House in Crespina
595000
Detached House in Anghiari
535000
Country Home - Restored in Castiglion Fiorentino
690000
Villa in Fiesole
2700000
Villa in Florence
1600000

Recipes From Tuscany

Recipes
Made with an olive oil-enrichened bread dough and studded with fresh rosemary and sweet sultanas, these delightfully sticky, criss-crossed buns were traditionally served on giovedì santo or Holy Thursday in the Renaissance city.
Recipes
Amy Gulick shares another recipe from the Italian cucina povera tradition— with simple, ‘poor’ ingredients invariably found in the pantry.
Recipes
Our food writer Amy Gulick shares a bit of local history in her area of Tuscany along with this tasty recipe for ricotta and rosemary schiacciata
Recipes
Our latest recipe is Crespelle alla Fiorentina (Baked Florentine Savory Crepes with Bechamel) by writer Coral Sisk

What others are saying about Tuscany

@linmuir asks:

Hi Everyone

Hi there, we bought a house in January and I've just found out we need to complete the Dichiarazione IMU.  I've looked at the guidance but I'm still not clear and would be grateful for advice:

Flying Freehold: Does anyone have any experience of purchasing a freehold apartment in an Italian village, where the situation is that the property is freehold, and above another owner's property?