Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany
A charming patrician villa in the most refined part of Tuscany
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Seasonally open April 1st to October 15th.
Hotel Byron is a charming 5-star boutique hotel that is as luxurious as the aristocratic villa in which it is located, making it the perfect place to enjoy the pleasures of life in the heart of Forte dei Marmi. Hotel Byron’s 29 rooms and suites, many of which have recently been fully renovated, plus the prestigious penthouse on the top floor, each have their own unique style and personality. Colors, materials and furnishings act in perfect harmony to create a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere immersed in that typically Italian passion for art and design. Overlooking the shaded tranquility of our private garden or the vastness of the Mediterranean seas, many of the rooms also feature their own private patios.
The villa in which Hotel Byron is housed is a historic residence located a few metres from the sea, with the spectacular backdrop of the Apuan Alps. The villa was constructed in the first half of the last century at the behest of the Duke of Zoagli, José “Pepito” Caferino Canevaro, an international character with a free and unconventional spirit. It was he who chose the distinguishing “Liberty” or “Art Nouveau” style that characterises the dwelling, having reigned in Europe between the 19th and early-20th centuries.
In a very short time, the charm and elegant style of the villa made inroads into the aristocracy of the time, with its election as a destination of choice. It became a sort of gathering for the beautiful world of the time, for the high society that was, and especially for the Savoy family.
Restaurants & Bars
Ristorante La Magnolia - a poolside restaurant highlighting seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and produce in elegant, sophisticated yet approachable dishes.