Forte dei Marmi: the sea of Tus­cany

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In ad­di­tion to be­ing the birth­place of a queen (Paola Ruffo of Cal­abria, the Queen Con­sort of Bel­gium un­til 2013), Forte dei Marmi is the jet-set par­adise of Ver­silia, on the coast of north­ern Tus­cany. It is here that the ma­jor­ity of the area’s most fash­ion­able sea­side re­sorts are lo­cated. The sum­mer get­away for the rich and fa­mous in­clud­ing fi­nanciers, big names in sports and show­biz celebri­ties, Forte dei Marmi was founded in 1788 by the Grand Duke of Tus­cany Pi­etro Leopoldo I of Lor­raine who com­mis­sioned the build­ing of a ‘fort’ to de­fend the ship­ment of the pre­cious mar­ble quar­ried from the nearby town of Car­rara, thus mak­ing it an im­por­tant cross­roads for trade. The town is also a mecca of lux­ury shop­ping.

The Forte dei Marmi sea town in the prov­ince of Lucca is a des­ti­na­tion for qual­ity shop­ping of fash­ion­able or vin­tage clothes and ac­ces­sories.

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