Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Forty miles from Florence, Forte Dei Marmi is the St.Tropez of the Italian Riviera. This pretty garden retreat is the most favored of the Tyrrhenain seaside resorts. Tuscan and Milanese millionaires own villas hidden by pines some of which are as old as 1800.
Forte Dei Marmi is a celebrity beach frequented by actors, artists, models and Greek tycoons.
The beach has immaculate sands combed for debris every day. Sunbathing at this Italian beach resort in the shadow of the Apuan Alps has special snob value.
In fact Forte Dei Marmi is located around a jetty set up during the 16th century to ship out Apuan marble. No wonder some families block tents and beach chairs on the beach for the entire summer.
Check good deals in designer shoes, crockery, accessories and exotic beachwear at the weekly flea market.
The best time to visit is during summers. You can take Alitalia via Milan and Paris.
The best places to stay are at Best Western Raffaelli park hotel and Hotel Acapulco