LUX LUCIS is home to the Michelin-starred cuisine of Chef Valentino Cassanelli.
Valentino’s dishes are a free expression of Italian cuisine, with an unrestrained creativity, drawing not only from his own life experiences, but also from the rich biodiversity surrounding the coastal town of Forte dei Marmi.
Inspiration comes also from his close collaboration with Maître Sommelier Sokol Ndreko, with dishes often beginning with the flavour profiling of particular wines. The result are menus that are delicately balanced and elegant, happily journeying from land to sea and delivering the very best of the seasonal ingredients.
Situated on the rooftop of Hotel Principe Forte dei Marmi, in a stunning landscape caught between mountains and sea, the restaurant is ideally positioned to capture the aureate evening light, offering panoramic views over the town’s stone pines to the Apuan Alps in the east and westwards over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The restaurant achieved a first Michelin star in 2017. In 2018, Principe Forte dei Marmi was awarded Best Dining Experience by Condé Nast Johansens. The restaurant won the special award Pasta of the Year and four hats by Le Guide de L’Espresso 2020. It has been declared the 2020 Luxury Rooftop Restaurant winner for the European continent by World Luxury Restaurant Awards.
The restaurant’s wine cellar is expertly stocked by Sokol, with labels for all tastes, carefully selected to accompany the dishes on the menu. In 2015, Sokol was awarded Best Sommelier in Italy in the Best Italian Wine Awards and in 2017 awarded Maitre of the Year by Le Guide de L’Espresso.