Top Tuscan location between Forte dei Marmi's beachfront and boutique-lined streets, a 30-minute car/boat trip from the Cinque Terre and an hour's drive from Florence
A private outdoor pool set in manicured gardens
What To Know
Free bike rentals for exploring Forte dei Marmi’s cycle-friendly streets
Cooking classes can be arranged for an additional fee
The hotel is closed between November and March
Parking on site
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High society hideaway built for an Italian duke, with a seafront setting, an outdoor pool and a Michelin-starred restaurant
Seconds from the sea in the heart of one of Tuscany's top coastal resorts, the Hotel Byron in Forte dei Marmi is all about effortless elegance. The villa was constructed in the early part of the 20th century for an Italian duke as a second home, and the grand interiors evoke a high society hideaway. In the 29 guestrooms warm Tuscan colors and classic marble bathrooms are brought up to date with contemporary touches like free WiFi, hardwood floors, and robes and slippers. Soak up the Tuscan sun by the outdoor pool in the private garden, and spend the evenings dining alfresco on Michelin-starred cuisine at the poolside Magnolia restaurant.
In the Area
Less than an hour’s drive from Florence, Forte dei Marmi, on the Versilia coast, is littered with posh beach clubs, a see-and-be-seen promenade and boutiques stocked with Gucci handbags and Prada bikinis. This is where the tony crowd soaks up the Tuscan sun. Grab a gelato and join the locals for a post-dinner walk along the promenade. Or hit the shops: Designer brands jostle for space along the leafy streets. Browse big hitters Prada, Gucci and Valentino, and pop into local boutiques such as Pepita and Kose Rose. The shops are open until midnight during the summer. Stroll the narrow streets and browse the art galleries in nearby Pietrasanta, a pretty medieval town and creative hub. It has, over the years, been home to both Michelangelo and Henry Moore.