About this listing
This striking 2 bedroom (sleeps 2+4 with bunkbeds) is in a historic tuscan landmark. Acces to all common areas, with other guests. Just 100 meters from the golden, sandy beach and a fine selection of restaurants and bars.
Villa l'Ancora, dating back to the beginning of the century is one of Forte dei Marmi's elite properties. With a view on the beach, Villa L'Ancora has been in our family for over 50 years. With it's vintage charm we have been hosting guest for over 5 years.
This delightful top floor room, has the main villa best view on its beach view terrace. The bathroom is independent on the floor fitted with bathtub and shower.
Adjacent to the room is a further room for the kids which sleeps 4 on 2 bunk beds.
Forte dei Marmi, "The Marble Fort" historically know as a marble shipping despatch, has now become a exclusive summer resort on the tuscan coast. So open the gate, cross the street and you are on the beach. Rent a bike and in 5 minutes you are in the charming town of which hosts a street market on Wednesdays and Sundays in the town main square.
Forte dei Marmi is a desired location for families with children, the beach has fully qualified lifeguards who always have an attentive watch over your children, from 7am-7pm, as they splash on the shallow beach shores. On the beach you'll find beach clubs with swimming pools - (Bagno Piero or Dalia).
The city center has a entertainment from, electric cars to horse rides adn other distractions for the kids. Whilst in town have a ice-cream or a delicious focaccia. For the kid in you have a night out at the fun fairs with bumper cars, trampolines and juju fruits...
For pizza go to Fuori Rotta or Pizzeria il Nicchio in Fiumetto.
A stroll in the town center for a variety of prestigious shops, Prada, Armani, Gucci are the cherry on the cake, mixed with a variety of local leather and shoe shops. The main square hosts a great street market on Wednesdays and Sundays, where you can find with local goods, as well as a fantastic variety of cashmere, clothes and black market handbags. The nearest supermarket is Coop Pietrasanta - a 5 min drive away or RG Supermarket.
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Visit Pietrasanta for the art and pleasant main square. Your nearest bar is just a 5 min walk to Alma Rosa on Viale Morin 89a.
We recommend Bagno Lorenzo Levante,just 100 meters away, for great fish food and Orlando for great pizza. Additionally all beach clubs serve food and you don't need to be a member. Some are more expensive than others. 20 mins walk away you'll find a fine dining experience at Orsa Maggiore. 10 min walk away you'll find a well priced restaurant called Mocambo.
Tennis is a 5 min walk away at Tennis Roma or 10 min walk to Tennis Europa. You can rent a bike in Forte Dei Marmi at Cicli Maggi which is a 10 minute walk from the property on Viale Morin 85 (website hidden). You can go also go on a sea fishing trip or horse riding in the area. Golf is just 10 min drive away from Forte dei Marmi at Versilia Golf. For skiing you need to drive for 2 hours to Abetone.
You'll also find 6 nightclubs in town. Your closest is a 5 minute walk away called Capannina. Another recommended club is called Faruk. For bars we recommend Zanzibar, Bulldog and Bar Morin, in front of Capannina. For the more adventurous go to Mamma Mia in Torre del Lago
The property is fully furbished with kitchen 2 internal living rooms. Further it has 2 dinning rooms, 1 internal and one external joining on the porch, adjacent to the garden leading to the beach.
However if you have not realized, you might not be the only ones on the property, as we rent single rooms and all areas are common to all.
You are welcome to come with a car, as there is a private parking place for 1 vehicle. However on the street in front of the property you can easily find further parking.
Interaction with Guests
You will be greeted by Gabriella our caretaker who is on sight daily. At arrival Gabriella will give you keys and all necessary instructions.
I am on call for any other assistance.
There is a great selection of restaurants in the town offering everything from excellent pizza and pasta to fine dining. The nearest restaurant to the apartment is only 100m away at the beach club (bagno) Lorenzo Levante and it offers great Italian food. You do not need to be a member to dine at most beach clubs and they usually have a bar as well. Prices to use the facilities (changing rooms, showers, sun loungers etc) vary depending on the exclusivity of the establishment. Water activities that are offered include jet skis, water skiing, parasailing and pedal boats.
The property is just 45kms to Pisa airport. Transfers from Pisa airport are €80 each way for up to 4 people and €100 for up to 8 people. See (website hidden)
The nearest rail station is Querceta which is a 10 min drive from the property.
A taxi from the main square in Forte dei Marmi to the apartment will take 5 mins and cost around €10. A car is recommended but not necessary. There is secure parking for your car at the property.
From Viareggio Train station you can get trains to Florence, Lucca and Rome although if you have a car you may find it easier than public transport.
Other Things to Note
For late arrivals after 20:00 there is a extra charge of 20 euro.
For arrivals after 23:00 there is a 30 euro extra charge.
1) This is a private house, respect it as if it where yours
2) Respect our other guests on the property
3) Park your car properly
4) Return keys at the end of your stay
5) Be as Ecological as possible separate waste from plastic / paper / organic...