The boutique and stylish Hotel il Negresco is just across the road from Forte dei Marmi’s wide sandy beaches. It’s around a 15-minute stroll to the centre of the fashionable resort where you’ll find a large choice of bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel itself has been tastefully decorated in light colours with a contemporary feel throughout. Guestrooms all have parquet floors and balconies, some with views towards the Alps and others with sweeping vistas of the coastline. A lovely pool area is furnished with sun loungers or you can head to the beach where there’s a choice of beach clubs (payable locally). There’s a restaurant serving Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, and a bar for a pre-dinner aperitif.