Villas and events in Forte dei Marmi
In addition to the historical centre of Forte dei Marmi, you can visit the Roma Imperiale district, famous for villas designed by architects such as Giovanni Michelucci, Gio Ponti and Giuseppe Pagano, where, among other things, there is Villa Agnelli, now a luxury hotel. Forte dei Marmi is also known for the famous Capannina di Franceschi, a nightclub opened in 1929 and still operating today. In Vittoria Apuana, there is Villa Bertelli, a venue for exhibitions and concerts, and the memorial house of the sculptor Ugo Guidi, which houses a large part of his works and where there are often temporary exhibitions.
Being in Forte dei Marmi in late August means seeing it at its best for the feast of the patron saint, Sant’Ermete. On the evening of 27 August a ritual fire is lit in the central Piazza Garibaldi and on 28 August there is a big fair in the late evening followed by a fireworks display on the pier that is a bit like a farewell to summer.