Lord Byron Hotel in Forte dei Marmi

Visiting Perini Navi for the unveiling of the new hull of the Vitruvius 73 we stayed at the Lord Byron Hotel on the promenade facing the Gulf of Liguria at Forte dei Marmi.

It is a 5 star Hotel set in a green and exclusive residential district, it offers 29 finely furnished rooms and suites of elegant accommodation in the tranquil atmosphere of a renovated Tuscan villa. All guest rooms enjoy panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea or of the hotel’s private garden and, in the distance, the Apuan Alps. 

Facilities include meeting rooms, outdoor swimming pool and an indoor American bar, which is also located poolside during the summertime.

We loved the fine bed linens that were changed each day, the restaurant is superb and the only one that has ever offered us a water list!  Yes thats right just like a wine list but listing mineral waters.  We also thought breakfast one of the best we have ever had in Italy.

Forte dei Marmi has built up a tradition as one of the most famous tourist resorts in the world, and one of the busiest on the Tyrrhenian coast. As long ago as the late 18th century, noblemen and women from all over Europe, as well as diplomats, businessmen, artists and celebrities began to build splendid villas nestling in the pinewoods, choosing the fine sands for their holidays and rest periods. 

Apart from the beauty of its beaches, gardens and old town, Forte dei Marmi is also well-known for its elegance and sophistication: its shops and haute couture boutiques are as much of a magnet for tourists as the nearby historic cities of Florence, Pisa and Arezzo, and its bars and restaurants have served stars from every corner of the globe, a key venue in Italy’s dolce vita since the 1960s. 

But what makes life in Forte dei Marmi so unique is its relaxed atmosphere, the rhythm of its spacious public areas, the bicycle rides along its tree-lined avenues, its silences and its times for meeting up with friends for an apéritif after a day spent relaxing in the sunshine.