It’s all laid-back beach vibes, salty air and mouthwatering plates of fritto misto on Tuscan Riviera holidays. There’s that first morning flinging open your French windows for those far-reaching coastal views and then a dip in your rooftop pool before stepping out onto golden sands where colourful rows of deckchairs and parasols are lined up exclusively for guests.
Whether it’s the nostalgic 1920’s Art Noveau architecture in Viareggio, the downtown designer boutiques of Forte dei Marmi or a night under the stars watching a Puccini opera, holidays to the Tuscan Riviera are the chance to discover quintessential Italian seaside resorts holidaying like the aristocrats and artists who’ve been coming here for years. Less than an hour and a half from Florence and Pisa you’re in prime position for iconic city day trips with enough time to make it back for Michelin-starred dining at Grand Hotel Principe Di Piemonte’s Il Piccolo Principe.
Calm waters and safe swimming make Tuscany’s coast ideal for family holidays and a heady day at one of Forte dei Marmi’s super luxe beach clubs has you following in the footsteps of the jet set crowd – think private cabana hire by the sea before a Champagne seafood dinner as the sun sets over the Med. If you like things a little more medieval, there’s the Renaissance walls of historic Lucca and the ancient town of Pietrasanta – an evocative hub of artist studios and marble production where legend has it Michelangelo exported prized marble slabs by mule and horse to use in those ever-so famous sculptures.
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