During summertime, Forte dei Marmi hosts thousands of tourists who travel to this destination for their holidays. And there’s nothing better to choose a beautiful hotel to make your holiday unforgettable, a gay-friendly hotel to live your stay freely and express your feelings without fear. Here you can relax while leaving your problems and commitments at home. A stay by the swimming pool, drinking fresh cocktails in the sultry heat, lulled by the sound of waves in the morning on the beach, or trying traditional Tuscan dishes prepared by expert chefs. A dream place, you will think. Il Negresco Hotel, on the other hand, is real. It is located right in Forte dei Marmi.
Il Negresco Hotel in Forte dei Marmi
A four-star superior hotel that overlooks the sea, making a rich selection of the best bathing establishments available to its guests in the city, which will be booked directly by the staff. The history of the Il Negresco Hotel officially began in 1981. At that time, Forte dei Marmi was not one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in western Italy, but rather a place of peace where the most wealthy families had their own villas, immersed in the greenery and just a stone’s throw from the sea. Il Negresco Hotel was born from the idea of an entrepreneur (before the hotel was called Merano), who wanted to offer a high-level product, different from all other hotels in the area, family run. In 1992, the management passed to Florentine businesspeople, and the hotel became part of a small chain of hotels called Concerto Fine Italian Hotels, which has 4-or 5 star facilities in Milan and Florence.
The panoramic roof is the flagship of Il Negresco Hotel. A terrace with a 360-degree view: to the east you can admire the sea as far as the Cinque Terre, a must if you visit Versilia. To the west of the hotel instead, the panorama is characterized by the peaks of the Apuan Alps, famous for the marble quarries in the province of Carrara, renowned throughout the world. This panoramic terrace is a perfect place to relax, drink a cocktail, especially during the hours of aperitif, while admiring the sunset. There is also the possibility of organizing private aperitifs or banquets.
For a meeting or a special event, the Michelangelo Room, also accessible from the large garden next door, is an excellent location to accommodate up to 110 people for banquets and events. The room is provided with Wi-Fi, projectors, and screens and can host meeting up to 80 people.
The swimming pool is open from April to October, has two pools: one is larger with a maximum depth of 170 cm, the second is smaller and has a hydromassage with heated water. Another swimming pool, reserved for children, has a maximum depth of 70 cm.
Il Negresco Hotel has 40 rooms and offers two types of rooms, Classic and Superior. The professional and experienced staff will advise you on the right accommodation for your overnight stay, confident that you will be completely satisfied.
The Superior rooms are the largest and located on the top floor. Spacious and bright, they have a balcony to admire the expansive landscape. In fact, the room overlooks the sea but thanks to its position, you can enjoy also the view of the Apuan Alps mountain range. Finished details and the Carrara marble bathroom give a touch of class to the elegant style. Including a small sitting area, this type of room offers a kettle and a wide choice of teas, with herbal teas, a minibar, TV, and free Wi-Fi.
The Classic rooms overlook the sea or the mountains and have parquet flooring, bathrooms in Carrara marble and tapestries with warm tones and delicate patterns. There’s a large balcony where you can sit and admire the beaches or the Apuan Alps while reading a book. The rooms offer a Tv, minibar and free Wi-Fi.
There are also solutions available for a guest with disabilities and connecting rooms, ideal for families with children.
Il Negresco Hotel has ten parking spaces in the private car park. To visit the city, a car is not needed: the main mean of transport to Forte dei Marmi is by bicycle. The routes along the most beautiful spots in the area and along the promenade are mandatory for those who love to ride on two wheels, the guests can rent hotel’s bikes to discover the beauty of the area. In case of rain, the staff will offer free umbrellas to all guests.
Special attention is also paid to children: the hotel also offers a customized menu, a drawing kit and babysitter service on request. Want to take your four-legged friend on holiday? The hotel will be happy to welcome your dog, finding the right solution to help him live a unique experience. The rooms are equipped with a kennel and a bowl for water and games. For women traveling alone, there is tea and herbal teas, some natural beauty products and women’s magazines in the room, plus light menus.
The restaurant La Terrazza is open for breakfast every morning until 10:30 am and offers organic products and a rich buffet with fruit, homemade cakes, cheeses, and local cold cuts. Lunch and dinner include a wide choice of typical Tuscan products, based on meat and fish. An experienced chef will offer every day a different menù prepared with care and fresh ingredients. The bar offers quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails to be enjoyed by the pool, on the terrace or in your room.
How to reach the hotel
The hotel is one kilometer from the center of Forte dei Marmi. Coming from Pisa, continue on the A12 motorway in the direction of Genoa and exit near the Versilia tollbooth. From Florence or from the south of Italy, keep on the A11 motorway from Prato-Viareggio and stay on the A12, toward Genoa, and exit at Versilia. From the north, A12 motorway from Livorno and continue until the exit for Versilia. From the train station, the hotel recommends to reserve a taxi prior to arrival or to book a private transfer service with Hotel front desk.
From the exit of Versilia, turn right toward Forte dei Marmi. After about 1.5 km, at the intersection, turn left following the signs for Centro. Continue until you reach the waterfront and turn right. After about 1 km, on your right, you will find the entrance to the hotel.