Luxury hotel holiday Augustus Hotel and Resort Tuscany

The Augustus Hotel and Resort is a five-star luxury hotel in Forte dei Marmi on the Tuscan coast. Set in extensive grounds of herbs and umbrella pine, there are two buildings (the main house with its distinctive green-striped awnings and La Nave) housing the spacious and elegant bedrooms. The Augustus has the feel of a country-house hotel on the beach. The hotel has its own private beach with beach service, as well as a heated pool with jacuzzi and 75 beach tents. Good for families with supervised childcare.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Augustus Hotel & Resort, Forte di Marmi

The Augustus Hotel and Resort is 5-star luxury hotel, set in tranquil grounds. The mountain and pine views to the rear and excellent beach facilities afford guests a seaside holiday with the feel of the Tuscany countryside.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 25-minutes' walk to the Pontile di Forte dei Marmi

Closest airport Pisa

Distance from airport The hotel is 30-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Hotel facilities and services

2 Swimming Pools, Bar Service at the pool, "Le Perroquet" Terrace, "Lido" Terrace, Private Beach Club and Heated Saltwater Swimming Pool (charged locally from 15 June to 31 August), 3 Restaurants, Lounge, Bar, Room Service, Fitness Room, Massage, Cycle Hire, Lift, WiFi, Parking. Welcome fruit is provided for guests staying over 7 nights.

Complimentary

WiFi (guaranteed four hours), Access to the Fitness Centre and Swimming Pools.

Out and about nearby

Forte dei Marmi (market on Wednesday mornings) with its sandy beaches, Spa town of Montecatini , the Arno valley, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, Florence and the Cinque Terre of Liguria. 

Sports nearby

Tennis, Horse Riding, Fishing, Sailing, Versilia Golf Course is 2 miles away. 

The Hotel Augustus was excellent. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was a good start to our stay. The hotel was very comfortable with noticeably friendly and professional staff.
Mr H, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,660

Holiday Code IE330

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Augustus Hotel & Resort, Forte di Marmi

The Hotel Augustus occupies a prime position in an elegant residential area just a short walk from the centre of one of Italy's most exclusive beach resorts, Forte dei Marmi. The Hotel Augustus comprises several individual villas and our rooms can be found in the three main buildings, the Villa, the Nave and the Lido. The main villa retains the air and furnishings of an exclusive private residence, each room enjoying its own style, and the atmosphere is one of informal elegance. The Nave (the ship) is the more modern wing of the Hotel Augustus and rooms here offer balconies overlooking the park. The Augustus Lido is situated closest to the sea and is linked to the hotel's private beach by an underground passageway. The rooms are a clever mix of cheerful decoration and antique furniture. Buffet breakfast is served on the outdoor terrace, shaded by the tall pines and just a few metres away from the large swimming pool with its pretty garden setting.

Room descriptions

Augustus Hotel and Resort has 75 rooms with air conditioning, bath and wc, satellite television, telephone, safe, mini-bar and hairdryer.

Double or Twin Room no balcony
Superior Double or Twin Room with balcony
Deluxe Room
Junior Suite double room and sitting area
Deluxe Junior Suite double room, sitting area and two bathrooms
Family Suite double room and single room
The Hotel Augustus was excellent. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was a good start to our stay. The hotel was very comfortable with noticeably friendly and professional staff.
Mr H, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,660

Holiday Code IE330

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Augustus Hotel & Resort, Forte di Marmi

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Augustus Hotel & Resort in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 3 nights minimum stay from 9 to 22 June and from 27 August to 9 September. 5 nights minimum stay between 23 June and 26 August.

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel and dedicated family suites are available. Cots are complimentary and extra beds for children are provided free of charge in low season.

Other information: 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Forte dei Marmi and about 30 minutes' drive from Pisa.

The Hotel Augustus was excellent. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was a good start to our stay. The hotel was very comfortable with noticeably friendly and professional staff.
Mr H, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,660

Holiday Code IE330

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to the Augustus Hotel & Resort, Forte di Marmi

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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