Pontile di Forte dei Marmi
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Forte dei Marmi and the spell of the ancient jetty

This famous destination is a must for those who want postcard perfect experiences: a jetty which leads you straight into the sea

Forte dei Marmi
From the end of the dock you can see the waves breaking just a few dozen metres from the jetty, directly onto the sand. A surfer swims out on his board to catch a perfect wave from the Tyrrhenian Sea…these are the views you find walking out along the ancient jetty at Forte dei Marmi, a breathtaking experience when you find yourself in front of the open sea.

The jetty at Forte dei Marmi was built at the end of the road that Michelangelo Buonarroti had built to transport the marble for his sculptures. In 1513 Pope Leone XIII placed Pietrasanta under the political direction of Florence, forcing Michelangelo to renounce his favoured Carrara marble for the quarries at Seravezza. The jetty, which was built expressly for transporting marble, led to a “marble warehouse”—commissioned by Cosimo de’ Medici in 1618—around which grew up a small village of fishermen and sailors. When the fortress was built nearby in the 1700s the village grew and a regular marble industry grew up in the area.

Though today the jetty is no longer used as part of the marble transportation process, it has remained, extending more than 300 metres out to sea. At sunset, as the surfers head back to shore along red and purple tinted waves, the jetty offers the most beautiful views of the Marble Riviera.
Forte Dei Marmi
A paradise for beach bums and VIPs alike
Sea and culture are the two characteristics of Forte dei Marmi, one of the most famous tourist centers along the Tuscan shore. A town rich in history, Forte dei Marmi began to expand at the beginning of 16th century, with land reclamation works that went on across the entire 16th century and ended with the construction of the fort in 1788, from which its name derives. ...