Viale A. Morin 169 55042 Forte dei Marmi − Italy
+39 (0) 49 793 200
Fax: +39 (0) 49 793 518
In the extensive grounds, the Luxury Resort comprises two main structures; the Main House and La Nave (The Ship) complex, plus seven private villas.
The gardens present a varied and colourful flowering display throughout the Spring and Summer,including jasmine, rose, lavander, rosemary and hydrangea an gardenia in the shade of umbrella-pine tree.
A beautiful swimming pool is located in one corner of the garden, under a dreading palm tree.
In the park you will also find a large car park and a space for bicycles, wich are available use by our guests.
Pets are welcome in our resort, with dedicated services and menu.
Located on the Tuscan coast between the sea and the Apuan Alps, Forte Dei Marmi is the place for exclusive and relaxing holidays
The Augustus Hotel & Resort, comprising its numerous private villas, its spacious and tranquil grounds and its reserve and exclusivity, is the embodiment of the Forte Dei Marmi and Versilia ethos.
Since the 1920s, everyone from artists and intellectuals to aristocrats and businessmen have flocked to this little town, attracted by the privacy and comfort offered by its pine woods and sandy beaches, hidden away behind the Apuan mountain range.
In 1926 Edoardo Agnelli, son of Senator Giovanni, founder of FIAT Car Company, and father of Gianni, bought Villa Costanza, a neo-renaissance style villa built by Admiral Costantino Morin in the early 1900s. So the legend of Villa Agnelli was born and the celebrated family from Turin then spent their summers in the Villa for over thirty years.
In the same years, other families began construction of villas in the nearby pinewood, including that of the Pesenti family, which was then transformed into an hotel by its owner, Augusta Pesenti who gave her name to the new and charming hotel (Augustus).
But the driving force behind the Augustus Hotelfrom the start was its first manager, and then owner, Nino Maschietto, who granted the Villa Agnelli a new lease of life when the acquired it in 1969.
Personalities from the world of cinema, art, culture and society have all stayed, some many more than once, in these splendid and secluded villas. Protected from the public eye, stars like Jimi Hendrix, Charlton Heston, Oriana Fallaci, Eugenio Montale, Francesco Messina, Mario Monicelli, Paul Anka and Vittorio Gassmanhave all spent time at the Augustus, as well as many others who still come today and see the villas as an ideal playground for themselves and their families.
The Maschietto family still run the resort today as well as the Hotel Hermitage, situated in its own beautiful grounds just outside the town centre.
The central building of the Resort, the former Villa Pesenti, retains the classic Modernist style and elegance of the original project, reflected in the use of red travertine marble, in the reception areas and in the recently renovated light filled hall.
Many of the 26 guest rooms have a large terraces,facing the garden, permitting our guests to relax and enjoy tranquillity of the park . All of the bathrooms have been recently renovated with travertine marble.
The main building includes a lounge bar and “Le Perroquet” restaurant, with breakfast terrace.
We welcome you on board La Nave (The Ship)! Built in the sixties in the centre of the Resort's park, this later addition provides our guests with every comfort.
With its naval inspired forniture, La Nave is characterized by its undulating balconies offering unexpected glimpses of the marble peaks of the Apuan Alps, and with long terraced corridors, evoking the bridge of a cruise ship.
On the ground floor, close to the garden, you will the Day Spa and the gym.
The Augustus Hotel & Resort in Forte dei Marmi is immersed in the greenery of its expansive garden park. In the shade of the giant pines, you will be surrounded by the scents of cyclamen and gardenias, and sat among twittering blackbirds and sparrows you will be amazed by the wonderful shades of the strawberry trees and hydrangea bushes, with a rainbow of colours ranging from pink to blue. A magnificent natural and botanical show that pleases all the senses.
Besides the ample parking and bicycle spaces, the lush grounds of the Forte dei Marmi resort offer an incredible swimming pool, in which you can relax in the shade of the giant date palm.
The private beach of the Augustus Hotel & Resort is one of the most exclusive locations in Forte dei Marmi.
More than 100 beach tents, well spaced and equipped with sun beds, deck chairs and cushions, are sitting rooms in the sand.
An attentive service of the beach staff, our beautiful beach towels and a bar service on the beach make your day on the seashore a moment of true relaxation.
We also have a brand new heated salted water pool with Jacuzzi on the beach.
Elegantly furnished room of 18/20 sqm
This accommodation is housed in one of the three main buildings and some rooms feature a balcony. When booking, please specify your bed-type preference.
Large and elegantly furnished room of 30/34 sqm, with classic or modern style furnishings
This accommodation can be housed in either the Villa Pesenti, La Nave building or at our Augustus Lido buildings and some rooms feature a balcony. When booking, please specify your bed-type preference. Possibility to add a cot or an extra bed with additional daily fee.
Spacious and elegant room of 35 sqm, with sitting area and terrace
All deluxe rooms are located in the La Nave, are equipped with a large terrace and two bathrooms. Possibility to add a cot or an extra bed with additional daily fee.
Elegant room of 35/40 sqm with a sitting area
This accommodation is housed in one of the three main buildings and some rooms feature a balcony. When booking, please specify your bed-type preference. Possibility to add a cot or an extra bed with additional daily fee.
A vacation into the vacation at the Augustus SPA inside the Augustus Hotel & Resort, where water, warmth and manual skills are the base of the wellness paths to be made on your own or in couple. Whether your are staying in one of our SPA treatments room, at the beach, on the pool side, in your comfortable hotel room or in your Villa, our therapists professionalism will dissolve tension and strain like the sun melts the ice. You will find again harmony, balance and the beauty essence thanks to Skinceuticals products are formulated with high concentration level of ferulic acids in a pure form combined with botanical extracts to optimize skin absorption, to prevent and to correct chrono-aging and photo-aging.
For the body wellness, PHYTOMER, true pioneer in marine cosmetics, today is one of the few cosmetic companies in the world who master marine biotechnology to produce completely new and natural ingredients, using high-tech and environment friendly methods. In the heart of the PHYTOMER R&D laboratory , a dedicated team of researchers experts in skin biology and cell culture, works on the active ingredients of the next generation.
The Augustus Day Spa has chosen these very distinctive fragrances massages. The saunas, steam baths, sensorial showers equipped By Starpool, will create a very special SPA experience to be enjoyed alone or as a couple. Transform your stay at the Augustus Hotel & Resort into a magical moment of wellness by visiting our state of the art fitness area by Technogym, with outdoor and indoor activities, locally sourced healthy menus created for you by our chefs. Entrance allowed starting from 16 years old. Entrance fee for hotel guests € 30,00.
Overlooking the garden and situated next to the Day Spa, is the fitness center with the lastest fitness machines and work-out equipment powered by Techongym Artis integrated collection of cardio, strength and functional equipment which ensures the utmost in terms of design, biomechanical engineering and interactive technology.
This is the world’s leading collection of environmentally friendly equipment. Its unique patent pending technology enables to reduce, recycle and even renew energy.
A fitness hotel in Tuscany can guarantee the best healthy holiday for the consumer.
On the beach, our heated swimming pool has a large Jacuzzi area.
Guest can also request professional advices available for sun protection products suitable for every skin type.
Groups or individual Yoga lessons, overlooking the sea, are at disposal on the beach for our guests.
The Augustus Hotel & Resort in Forte dei Marmi enjoys one of the most exclusive private beaches along the Tuscan coast, and its uniqueness is even further enhanced by its stunning new heated salt water swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Enjoy a delightful, relaxing day by the sea as part of your five-star break.
On the Tuscan coast, set between the sea and the Apuan Alps, surrounded by gardens and pine woods, Forte dei Marmi has always been synonymous with elegant, relaxed and exclusive holidays. The ideal destination for a stylish wedding, you can combine the desire to celebrate the most important moment of you life on the beach by the sea, together with dream of living the most important day of your life in an elegant historical villa.
Our seaside facilities has been recently completely renovated with the addition of a heated salt water swimming pool, its restaurant, Bambaissa, with the sea view veranda, offers one of the most refined seafood cuisines of Versilia, particularly indicated for weddings and exclusive candlelit parties on the beach.
The structure is highly versatile, with a wide open room and veranda overlooking the beach permitting you to make yours a truly seaside party, with magical candlelight displays in the sand, carpets and the white sails of the open terrace creating an elegant and refined atmosphere.
The tranquil grounds of the Augustus Hotel & Resort is the ideal place for meetings and small conferencess in the prestigious setting of Forte dei Marmi.
For events and memorable presentations, thanks to the charm of this location, our multi-purpose space of 130sqm with veranda overlooking the sea is located in the beach clubhouse, fully equipped with sound and video system.
The beach restaurant, with a capacity for 250 people, overlooking the sea, will turn any event into a truly special gala beach party.
A seaside resort on the Tyrrhenian coast, Forte dei Marmi takes its name from the fort that lies right in the middle of the town, built by the Tuscan Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo to defend the coast, and from the marble in the nearby Apuan Alps, wich was once regularly transported down the mountains to the town pier to be loaded on to ships.
The beautiful area of Forte dei Marmi, once a marshland, is bordered on one side by the sea and the beach, entirely composed of fine golden sand, and on the other by the spectacular Apuan Alps.
The town has many wooded areas, mostly pinewood and a few surviving oaks, ancient plants that were once typical of the area.
The town of Forte dei Marmi, situated on the north coast of the province of Lucca, bordering on that of Massa Carrara, is part of the geographical/historical region of Versilia, with its seaside resorts and charming inland towns such as Pietrasanta, renowned for its community of artist and sculptors, ensuring a wide range of art exhibitions and festivals to be visited in the evening. The nearby town of Torre del Lago hosts the summer festival dedicated to the operas of Giacomo Puccini, who as born closeby in the medieval walled city of Lucca.
Forte dei Marmi lies in a strategic position permitting visits to many of the most importan historical cities of Tuscany. The beautiful art towns of Tuscany: Pisa and Lucca are at 20 minutes' drive and Florenceslightly over one hour's drive away. The pier of the town, originally used to load great blocks of marble onto ships to be transported all over the world, is today the departure point for the local ferry taking visitors, on one hour cruise, to visit the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, the pearls of the Liguria coast.
The Versiliana open-air theatre, once dear to the great Gabriele D’Annunzio, and situated just steps from the Augustus Hotel & Resort, plays host to the Versiliana Festival between July and August every year. The event offers recitals, dance and music, along with a great number of shows suited to all tastes, as well as special guests and many nationally-recognised figures.
The celebrations and events for Sant’Ermete Days start on August 26 with the renowed beach clubs rowing race and the historical parade from the City Hall to the Sant’Ermete Church.
On August 28, the most important event of the Sant’Ermete Days – a wonderful fireworks display – closes the celebration. The pyrotechnics are launched from the city wharf and suggestively reflect on the waves of the entire shoreline. Our guests can exclusively enjoy the fireworks from our beach restaurant Bambaissa.
The Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago is the only one in the world dedicated to the composer Giacomo Puccini.
It takes place every summer during the months of July and August, in the very places that inspired Maestro Puccini’s immortal melodies.
The renowned street-market, with over 200 quality shops, taking place on Wednesdays and Sundays.
From the Augustus Hotel & Resort you can soak up the breathtaking Versilia landscape, with the Apuan Alps providing the backdrop to the golden sand bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea. And this varying landscape can also be found at the dinner table: Versiliese cuisine cleverly combines simple and natural ingredients which make our traditional dishes unique and delicious.
Our hotel is delighted to serve such artistic cuisine, rich in authentic, quality foods which give our dishes genuine gastronomic distinction.
For those looking for a stay that goes beyond simply elaxing on the beach or in one of our two swimming pools,the resort offers a wide range of activities: not least a sizeable fleet of rowing boats, for taking short trips out to sea or courses with instructors.
We can also book pro-level cycles and mountain bikes for longer excursions, as well as tennis courts at one of the nearby clubs or a round on a Tuscan golf course.
For those seeking cultural or gastronomic visits, we can arrange transfers to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and Maremma, by private car or helicopter, tastings at prestigious wine cellars and farms, and sailing or motor boat trips, the perfect chance to visit the nearby Cinque Terre.
Our reception can also book private flights to any destination, or tourist flights to take in the beauty of Tuscany from above.
At the restaurant La Fontana e la Sirena, our chef Franco Manfredi offers cuisine from both mountain and sea, characterized by the scents and flavors of Versilia and by the local and regional products. For dinner, we propose a different menu each evening accompanied by a grand cart menu Great attention is paid to the particular needs of our customers, with ad hoc proposals for vegetarians and for those who wish gluten free menus.
At Le Perroquet Breakfast terrace our buffet offers an extraordinary "Good Morning".
A special menu designed for children completes the offer.
Romantic dinner on the Forte dei Marmi beach
At the Bambaissa restaurant, our chef Gianluca Grosso offers a creative fish cuisine, revisiting Italian food with sophisticated combinations of flavors. A widely varying menu at lunch, the intriguing dinner menu and the extensive wine list meet the taste of the most discerning of palates.
The Bambaissa restaurant on the beach, with its veranda overlooking the sea, is one of the best restaurants in Forte dei Marmi and on the Versilian coast and is particularly indicated both for parties and for romantic dinners.
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The Augustus Hotel is located in its own extensive gardens and pine forest in the most elegant part of Forte dei Marmi.
By car: take the Versilia exit of the A12, turn right, turn left at 2nd set of traffic lights into via XX Settembre. Continue for about 1 km. and at the second set of traffic lights, turn left again into viale Amm. E. Morin (this runs parallel to the seafront) and proceed for 500 metres. The Hotel Augustus is on the left (towards the mountains) and the Hotel Augustus Lido (50 metres further on) is on the right (towards the sea).
By air: the nearest airports are Pisa (Galileo Galilei) 33 km - Florence (Peretola) 90 km – Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo) 150 km – Cinquale (Heliport) 5 km.
By train: Querceta/Forte dei Marmi 5 km – Viareggio 11 km. – Pisa 30 km
By sea: Viareggio 11km – Cinquale 5 km.