Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany
Villa Travertino is an idyllic setting for getting to know the Tuscan Coast and enjoying the variety of nearby diversions. There are various interesting day trips within an hour driving distance, as well as other compelling destinations further afield for longer days of exploring. We can arrange custom self- or expert guided tours to the area's famous sites and best-kept secrets. Let us know what you like and we'll use our insight, knowledge and comprehensive network of contacts to create memorable tours and activities, just for you.
Close at hand is the more casual beach town of Viareggio and the marble towns of Carrara, Camaiore and Pietrasanta. Discover the allure of nearby villages that have maintained their ancient characteristics and amiable charm for generations, including Bagni di Lucca, Barga, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana and Collodi.
INTERESTING TOWNS AND CITIES
Explore picturesque Lucca and Pisa as well as the coastal towns of Portofino and the Cinque Terre, all within an hour's drive from Villa Travertino. Travel a bit further south to the wide beaches of Punta Ala. Or head east to historic Florence and the Chianti countryside.
The area around Montecatini Terme can include a day of spa pleasure as well as a more adventuresome visit to Leonardo da Vinci's home town and museum.
GUIDED EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
EXPERT AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS
We can arrange walking, biking, hiking and driving tours to almost anywhere, including the museums in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the breathtaking coast of Liguria, and the caves of the Apuan Alps.
FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES
A wine-tasting tour of Chianti and it's stunning patchwork of vineyards is a must for wine lovers of all types. For the culinary devotees in the group, embark on a gastronomic tour of the myriad food markets of Florence, followed by a private cooking class in a Florentine studio.
Enjoy the Tuscan Coast from a private boat out of Forte di Marmi, hike the scenic trails of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, or ride a horse in Migliarino. You are sure to fall in love with the rugged beauty and charm of this corner of Tuscany.
If you're a shopper at heart, Forte dei Marmi is hard to beat. Boutiques are open until 1 am in the summer -- plenty of time to indulge in designer and one-off fashions. Let one of our Personal Shoppers guide you tour of the hard-to-find designer outlets in and around Florence, a must for serious fashionistas and bargain-hunters.
Flat and bike-friendly, Lucca is ideal for riding along the Renaissance town wall and on to the Roman aqueduct at Nottollino. You can also enjoy climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa and visiting the Museum in Vinci with life-size models of all famous-son Leonardo's inventions.
Of course, you'll want to plan time to enjoy at your villa. We can arrange wine- and cheese-tasting with a professional sommelier, cooking classes, theme parties and massages, all in the privacy of Villa Travertino.