Forte di Marmi is a great destination for guests who want to spend a day at the beach in just over an hour’s drive from Villa Il Cerretino. The trip to the Ligurian Sea can easily be combined with a visit to Pietrasanta or Lucca. Young people won’t want to miss out on the endless sandy beaches, the nightlife in the numerous clubs and discos and the high-end shops filled with the most important international brands. The name of the town derives from the fort of the same name which stands in the center of the city. The fort was commissioned by the Grand Duke Leopoldo to defend the city and the marble that was transported from the Apuan Alps to the pier to be shipped off to distant lands.