Hotel Byron Forte dei Marmi
In the heart of Versilia along the seaside promenade of Forte dei Marmi, Hotel Byron provides the intimate comforts of home and the personalized service and luxury amenities one expects to find in a five-star hotel. The atmosphere here is one of serene tranquility, and guests experience a sense of remoteness and relaxation that can often be found only at the world's most exclusive private villas. In fact, Hotel Byron comprises two Liberty villas, the largest and oldest of which was built for the Canevaro family, Dukes of Zoagli, from 1889 to 1902, and became a meeting place for nobility from the House of Savoia.
Now a treasured vacation place among well-heeled world travelers, Hotel Byron offers 29 guest rooms and suites, all of which feature views of the cerulean-colored sea or the Apuan Alps. The hotel's accommodations are outfitted with understatedly elegant decor—polished hardwood floors are softened with textiles in a color palette of blue, white, brown and beige, while furnishings boast simple shapes and clean lines—and public spaces are decorated in Liberty style, with yellow and green windowpanes, floral light fixtures and two bay windows with bright-yellow half-circle sofas that lend a burst of vigor and energy.
Hotel Byron's serene setting is sure to inspire guests to partake in the hotel's leisure offerings, which include a heated outdoor swimming pool on-site, as well as golf, tennis or outings to the beach or Versiliana Park, all of which are a short distance from the hotel. Further, guests can request exclusive sightseeing excursions to such famous, breathtaking places as Cinqueterre, Pisa, Siena and Florence with a private guide, car and driver. Guests traveling with kids in tow will want to take advantage of Hotel Byron's games room.
At La Magnolia, chef Andrea Mattei romances guests' palates with regional and international cuisine and a selection of Italian and French red and white wines as well as dessert, sparkling wines and top-level champagne; dining here is perhaps best enjoyed outdoors next to the turquoise pool.
For business matters, Hotel Byron artfully hosts professional gatherings for up to 50 guests.