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Hotel Marchionni is the ideal departing point to visit Versilia as well as the whole Tuscany. Culture, daily life, leisure and nature. One should not forget the proximity of beautiful art cities such as Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence, Siena, all reachable in short time.

Forte dei Marmi

 22 min     12 min    www.comune.fortedeimarmi.lu.it

Hotel Marchionni is a comfortable Hotel in Viareggio, on the sea and close to many interesting places like Forte dei Marmi, one of the symbolic places of the whole Tuscany. Placed in between Cinquale and Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi is a well known vacation destination. Built qiute recently it attracted dwellers due to the commerce of marble during the XVI century, when Pope Leo X tasked Michelangelo with the construction of a road to transport blocks from the Apuan Alps to the sea. The real development happened in the XVIII century after the land reclamation operated under the Dukes of Lorena. In 1788 a small forts was built, hence the name of the town. Today the small fort hosts the museum of satire and cartoons. Forte dei Marmi is strongly linked to elite tourism which from the 19th century contributed heavily to the development of the town as a resort and amusement centre. Nearby the seaside one can find the Pier, which in the past was used to do load and unload marble blocks from boats. Forte dei Marmi is a trendy and fashionable mundane destiantion rich of top discoteques bars and restaurants, often frequented by prominent members of international finance, sport champions and famous stars of cinema.