Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Augustus Hotel Forte Dei Marmi, Italy

The 5 star Augustus Hotel is the largest and most elegant of the hotels in beautiful Forte dei Marmi along the upscale section of the Italian Riviera. Spread out over a large tree-laden estate, this large private beach front facility contains the finest sand which gently flows into the blue Mediterranean Sea . Protected by the Apuan Alps rising behind it, this Tyrrhenian seaside resort is further enhanced by warm weather and enchanting vistas.

The facility contains a large heated swimming pool surrounded by trees, flowers and tropical palms along with a fitness room, clay tennis courts, and a host of nearby sporting opportunities ranging from golf to boating, fishing and horseback riding. The hundreds of chic shoppes and very Italian boutiques in Forte dei Marmi are a short 15 minute walk (or relaxing bicycle ride) from the hotel. With Pisa and the medieval walled city of Lucca but a half hour away and the cultural and historical center of Florence only 1 hour away, the sightseeing and shopping possibilities are endless in this breathtaking region of Tuscany . (Venice and Milan are each a 2½ hour drive.)