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July 24, 2023

A tavola vista mare

The first book dedicated to the best beach restaurants in Forte dei Marmi and beyond

On Friday, August 11, at 6 p.m. at Villa Bertelli in Forte dei Marmi, the presentation of the book A tavola vista mare.

Forte dei Marmi has now established itself as one of the most desirable and exclusive destinations for international tourism. While maintaining the charm of yesteryear, the beach clubs of this Versilia pearl offer unparalleled pied dans l'eau hospitality, which also - and sometimes above all - passes through the catering, which has become of the highest level, however always linked to the territory and its products.


Hence the publishing house Gruppo Editoriale's publication A tavola vista mare, the first book that chronicles the best seaside restaurants in Forte dei Marmi and beyond, published in dual language (Italian-English), written by Davide Paolini, known to all as 'the gastronaut' and inventor of important events including Taste in Florence, and Gianni Mercatali, a communications and marketing man who has always frequented Versilia, including through his A tavola sulla spiaggia contest. Two authorities in the field and great connoisseurs of Forte dei Marmi, who here trace the history and birth of this iconic place and its culinary tradition: from focaccia on the beach to the first restaurants, and then take us to their must-visit addresses of taste on the coast.

A tavola vista mare


"The fun about clichés," says Davide Paolini, "is being able to disprove them. Like those who say that the restaurants of Versilia's beach establishments are only able to offer spaghetti with clams and fritto misto. A true and curious oxymoron because these seafood dishes have certainly become cult dishes for years, almost a flag of the summer, but Forte dei Marmi bathhouses currently have reached an unexpected level of quality."

200 pages with inside a selection of 36 beach establishments, including bathhouses with more than a century of life, but also recently restyled beach clubs, some in the sign of tradition some with a more contemporary mood. Fil rouge that unites them all: pleasure at the table, thanks to excellent restaurants - sea view! - where you can savor pillars of local gastronomy along with original and surprising proposals.

A tavola vista mare

Of these restaurants A tavola vista mare unveils the history, faces, atmosphere and cuisine, in a journey with more than 200 images taken by Andrea Dughetti, rendering their flavors, scents and colors, including a photo of one of the cult dishes of each.


The Forte dei Marmi summer book for those who want to get out of the clichés and discover all the specialties to be enjoyed by the sea, on sale at newsstands in Versilia and in the best bookstores in Italy, at and in the most important online bookshops.

The volume is part of Gruppo Editoriale's 'taste' series, which includes the best restaurants of Florentine steak, risotto alla Milanese and cacio e pepe.

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