Hotels & Apartments in Tuscany Coast
About Tuscany Coast
The beautiful sun-kissed Tuscan coast boasts long stretches of sandy beaches and idyllic hidden coves with the Alpi Apuane as a stunning mountain backdrop. The stylish resorts of the Tuscan coast feature grand hotels, revered restaurants, pine-shaded villas and palm-lined promenades; and are within easy reach of Lucca, Pisa and Florence - perfect for a culture-filled day trip.
Forte dei Marmi
One of the most stylish resorts, favoured by wealthy Italians as a summer retreat. The town takes its name from the fortress built in 1788 by Leopold I the Grand Duke of Tuscany, which still stands in the main square. At one time the resort featureda wooden landing platform which was used for loading the massive blocks of marble quarried in the nearby mountains onto cargo boats; this has now been transformed into a pleasant jetty. Its wide sandy beaches, elegant shops, exclusive villas and leafy avenues make it one of the most exclusive holiday resorts on the Tuscany coast and is considered by the Italians as one of the chicest seaside resorts.
Marina di Pietrasanta
Situated between Forte dei Marmi and Lido di Camaiore, this small resort features a golden sandy beach that stretches for three miles, and a cosy little centre surrounded by stylish shops and local restaurants. The historic medieval town centre which is just four miles away, is well worth a visit; it is famous for its marble studios and monuments and there is an abundance of shops and exhibitions where you can purchase sculptures. The town has an antique market on the first Sunday of every month and a craft market on the second Sunday.
Lido di Camaiore
Lido di Camaiore is a modern beach resort located six miles from the ancient town of Camaiore, situated between Viareggio and Marina di Pietrasanta. It has become famous for its back drop of the Apuan Alps and its wide blue flag beach with fine golden sand. It has now been developed in to an elegant modern resort with a pleasant long promenade with a beautiful pier stretching out to the sea.
This is the main town of the Versilia Riviera and is one of the most popular and busiest seaside resorts on Tuscany's Tyrrhenian coast. The town takes its name from the medieval road, Via Regia, which still exists today along the side of the Burlamacca Canal. It is famed for its beautifully maintained beach and gracious old buildings with their Liberty style facades which line the 'Passeggiata Margherita'; the town's famous promenade. This unique promenade has attracted visitors since the early 1900s and Viareggio has continued to develop its tourist facilities. The promenade is a superb place for people watching and for taking a stroll, and its long beach is the perfect place to relax by the sea.
- Historical San Gimignano
- Chianti wine region
Please note excursions operate seasonally.
Discover one of Italy's most beautiful cities, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance with its exceptional artistic patrimony, wonderful architecture, impressive monuments and stunning panorama. Enjoy a guided tour of the city in the morning, visiting the Cathedral, Santa Croce Square, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city with its glittering jewellery shops. In the afternoon, discover the wonders of this splendid city at your leisure.
Departure: 7.30am Forte dei Marmi, 8am Viareggio
Duration: Full Day
After a pleasant drive along the coastal road you'll reach Rapallo and Santa Margherita. From here, you'll reach Portofino by motorboat where you'll see its picturesque harbour and pastel-coloured houses. You'll also have time to browse and admire the local handicraft.
Departure: 12pm Viareggio, 12.30pm Forte dei Marmi
Duration: Half Day
Siena & San Gimignano:
After a beautiful journey through the Tuscan countryside you will arrive at San Gimignano, one of the most idyllic hilltop towns in Tuscany, a Medieval masterpiece with its majestic towers dominating the skyline. After a short drive to Siena, you will have some free time followed by a guided tour in the afternoon. Siena boasts a wealth of architectural treasures, from its distinctive black and white Cathedral to the magnificent central Piazza del Campo, famous for the 'Palio' horse race.
Departure: 7am Forte dei Marmi, 7.30am Viareggio
Duration: Full Day
The advertised program of events is dependent upon achieving a minimum number of participants and, therefore, some events may not always be available due to insufficient demand or, in some cases, adverse weather conditions.