it is just that…forte love. forte dei marmi that is. there are so many destinations and specifically summer destinations on earth, so to select just one as ‘the’ destination is most unfair. forte dei marmi in italy, is not the ultimate destination, but it is for me a special forte (strong) love. forte dei marmi has evolved from a quiet seaside town to a resort destination. as my summer destinations have included breathtaking beaches-hidden beaches in greece, beaches in the middle of the mediterranean in sardegna, and stretches of white sand and turquoise water in the caribbean, i was not taken on my first visit. as a summer resort, forte dei marmi, offers a beach but this is not the seduction. i can’t quite with exactitude say what it has that did seduce me. i returned to forte, to visit my godchildren’s mother; this area is her hometown. when she had twins, my godchildren became the primary reason for the yearly visits. through the years, so many dear friends and locals have extended much warmth and affection that forte is now engrained in my heart. i now find forte dei marmi to be a seaside resort where art, culture, music, and sports fill the days, along with bicycle rides, the coveted transport mode. the local cuisine is an added bonus, just simple and delicious. forte is a luvFIND destination. it is not the most exotic or the most extraordinary beach destination. it is just ‘forte’ love. a strong love is for thebestdressup now!