Forte dei Marmi
Forte dei Marmi is the northern most municipality of Versilia. A renowned seaside retreat, its territory stretches from Marina de Pietrasanta to Cinquale, passing through the village of Montignoso. The municipality evolved around a 16th landing wharf, which was built to aid the transport of the marble extracted from the Apuane Alps. In 1788, Leopoldo I had a fort to erected in the centre of Piazza Garibaldi to protect the wharf and its precious cargo. Over the years, the fort has become a world famous tourist attraction, thanks to the ongoing development of it’s various villas and gardens.
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