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Forte dei Marmi

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Forte dei Marmi (ZIP code 55042) is 36,3 kilometers far from Lucca, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province to whom the municipality belongs.

Forte dei Marmi has a population of 8.280 inhabitants (Fortemarmini o Fortedemarmini) and a surface of 9 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 920,00 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 2 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Piazza Marconi 1, phone ++39 0584 - 2801, fax ++39 0584 - 280246: the E-Mail address is sindaco@comunefdm.it.

Population: The municipality of Forte dei Marmi had a popolation of 9.514 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 8.280 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of -12,97% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 3.391 families with an average of 2,44 people per family.

The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 1 and 9 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 8 metres.

Work and workers:There are 202 industrial firms employing 581 people that are the 12,78% of the total of the workers. There are 452 service firms employing 1.026 people that are the 22,56% of the total of the workers. There are also 642 firms employing 2.557 people that are the 56,23% of the total of the workers. There are also 60 administrative offices emplying 383 workers that are the 8,42% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 4.547 workers, that are the 54,92% of the inhabitants of the municipality.

Forte dei Marmi is a coast resort place along the coast of Versilia.

The economy of Forte dei Marmi is mainly based on tourism, fishing and industrial activities. The town is very famous for the beauty of its beach that pones onto the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Forte dei Marmi developed in the Renaissance Age, between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, around the bridge used for the shipping of the marble caming from the Alpi Apuane behind.

Later around 1788 the Grand Duke Leopoldo I got to build a great fortress in order to defend the bride allocated for the increasing marble trade. From then the town took the name of the built fortress. The Grand Duke started a reclamation of the surrounding area.

At the end of 1800 the settlement was mainly formed by fishers’ huts who carried out their fishing activity. Later the town became an important bathing resort.

Owing to the Treaty of Vienna, Forte dei Marmi entered into the Grand Dukedom of Tuscany and shared with it its sorts until 1861 when Forte dei Marmi was added to the Reign of Italy by the King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia.

In the first years of twentieth century Forte dei Marmi was chosen as a holiday resort by several noblemen and artists who got to build their wonderful villas in the green belt surrounded by the pine-woods.

Today Forte dei Marmi is a very attended seaside resort for the beauty of its beach and the organization of its turistic structures.

Among the most interesting monuments to see in Forte dei Marmi we point out the Museo della Satira e della Caricatura (Museum of Satire and Caricature), Villa Apuana (Apuana Villa), Villa Vittoria (Vittoria Villa) and the città-giardino Vittoria Apuana (Vittoria Apuana city-garden).