The best aperitifs of Versilia
Bubbles and cocktails at sunset: all the aperitifs not to be missed on the coast
On Tuscany's most glamorous coastline, the ritual of the after-beach is a long history made up of anecdotes, cultural moments, social life and customs that have become a true ritual. Exclusive locations, signature cocktails and dreamlike atmospheres are the perfect ingredients for an aperitif in Versilia. Come with us to discover the best ones to enjoy on the beach with a drink overlooking the sea.
BAGNO SANTA MARIA
Viale Italico, 9 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 0584 81177
Located in the most elegant and exclusive area of Forte dei Marmi. Bagno Santa Maria represents the traditional style of old Versilia. For those who like to stay on the beach until late, this is the right place, perfect for enjoying a fashionable aperitif in a magical and timeless atmosphere. The perfect choice to relax and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
LA CAPANNINA DI FRANCESCHI
Viale della Repubblica, 16 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 0584 80169
A true piece of Forte dei Marmi history, which at nightfall is tinged with the colours of sunset, for an aperitif show scheduled every Friday and Saturday with DJs, lots of entertainment and unmissable live music. In the spotlight, at the centre of the world of music and trends in fashion, cuisine, customs and lifestyle, La Capannina di Franceschi confirms itself as an unmissable appointment with the rhythms of summer in Versilia.
RIVIERA LOUNGE CLUB BISTROT
Via Achille Franceschi, 6 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 0584 82251
Vintage touches, 50s walls and great music: the Riviera Lounge Club Bistrot offers an elegant yet casual atmosphere where you can sip a cocktail accompanied by a delicious snack before dinner, or enjoy a sophisticated nightcap. Once again this year, the Riviera is ready to recreate the mood of Versilia in its heyday: portraits of those who have made history on this stretch of coast are a charming backdrop to the striking illuminated bar and vintage furniture, all seasoned by carefully chosen music.
TWIGA FORTE DEI MARMI
Via Lungomare Roma, 2 - Marina di Pietrasanta
ph. +39 0584 21518
Summer nights become even more magical at Twiga Beach Club. The bar staff are constantly seeking the perfect balance between wonderful spirits, flavours, spices and fruity notes; the crucial twist to take guests from a day on the beach to an evening under the stars. Timeless classics including Spritz, Moscow Mule and Margarita are designed to give a taste experience to satisfy all the senses. At aperitif time, all drinks are accompanied by mouthwatering finger food. Acclaimed DJs and international guests play all through the hot summer nights, making every moment of your holiday unforgettable.
BEACH CLUB VERSILIA
Viale IV Novembre, 18 - Cinquale
ph. +39 0585 807876
A totally unique summer venue a stone’s throw from the sea. The extraordinary natural scenery provides an unusual and unmissable theatre for summer fun. Beach Club comes to life at aperitif time with traditional and innovative cocktails for a memorable evening of music under the stars.
Viale IV Novembre, 20 - Cinquale MS
ph. +39 0585 807262
A delicate sunset aperitif at Sunset al Cinquale is just what you need to get fully into the summer mood. Fresh and delicate cocktails for your unforgettable happy hour, from Monday to Friday from 6.30 p.m. accompanied by peanuts, chips and olives, while on Saturday and Sunday, from 7 p.m., more elaborate proposals such as cold cuts and cheese boards, panzanelle and sushi.
Those who prefer an aperitif in the centre after a shopping session cannot miss these addresses, which have become a cult in Forte dei Marmi.
ALMAROSA ART MUSIC & BAR
Viale Morin, 89A - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 0584 82503
Super hip, with a mixture of bohemien-style decor and recovered items found in Tuscan wineries, Almarosa Art Music & Bar is one of the most popular spots at aperitif time. Here you can sip your favourite cocktail and nibble delicious appetisers to a background of 50s and 60s tunes and current hits. At the weekends, a DJ enlivens the mood until the early hours.
Via IV Novembre e Via Montauti, 16 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 392 8075361
Close to the town’s top boutiques, Caffè Sambo has been a well-known café since 1968, and is also the perfect place for an aperitif after a shopping trip. The liqueurs and spirits section is constantly joined by new additions from all over the world, thanks to the team’s research, curiosity and careful tasting; the cocktail section offers very special concoctions that are the result of a lengthy and meticulous development process which focuses on the very best ingredients for truly exceptional flavours.
Via Stagio Stagi, 44 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 0584 89318
The Piccolo Bar was the classic meeting place in town, where they played cards and draughts and bet on the football. In 1989 it changed its name to Il Giardino, because it’s decorated with many indoor plants. The original bar remains in the history, the paintings, the floor and the tables, but the atmosphere is more modern, innovative, almost metropolitan. The relaxed mood is reminiscent of a domestic salon where you drop in for a drink before heading out to Versilia’s night life.
67 SKY LOUNGE BAR
Viale Ammiraglio Morin, 67 - Forte dei Marmi LU
ph. +39 0584 783636
Located on the panoramic terrace of the Hotel Principe Forte dei Marmi, the 67 Sky Lounge Bar offers an exclusive and dynamic setting overlooking the entire Versilia coastline. Recognised as one of the most exclusive terraces in Europe, the indoor space merges with the outdoor one to form a unique and evocative place between the sky, the sea and the Apuan Alps. Every day the happy hour is also enriched by a refined and entertaining musical product, which focuses on funky and disco music in a lounge key.
IL PINOLO SNACK BAR
Via del Fortino, 42 - Camaiore LU
ph. +39 0584 66333
To get the evening off to the best possible start or while waiting for a table to become available for dinner, we recommend you try Il Pinolo, a historic bar adjacent to the wine bar and restaurant. Every evening appetisers and excellent drinks will be the perfect combination to get the weekend off to the best possible start. Definitely try their famous crostini and focaccia and the tapas prepared by the restaurant.
Piazza Lemmetti, 20 - Lido di Camaiore LU
ph. +39 0584 619352
Very easy to reach, in the heart of the Versilia of fun, a step away from the sea and halfway down the promenade of Lido di Camaiore, Cosmopolitan Drink House is waiting for you to make the most of your summer evenings. They serve an aperitif at the table with various appetisers such as cheeses, sliced meats, mini-tramezzini, vegetable platters and baked goods, to satisfy all tastes. All accompanied by a wide selection of cocktails, wines and bubbles. You can also taste the pinsa romana that we offer with various fillings and high quality products.