A Jacobite Gazetteer - Italy

Forte dei Marmi

Villa Hildebrand
Villa Hildebrand

The town of Forte dei Marmi is located on the west coast of Italy about 90 kilometres west of Florence.

The famous German sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand owned a villa here which was used for several vacations by Rupert, Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay (later King Rupert) and his first wife. 1

During the Second World War the Royal Family were in the habit of vacationing here each summer. They stayed in the Pension Bellavia owned by the Frullani family. 2



2 Irmingard Prinzessin von Bayern, Jugend-Erinenerungen, 1923-1950 (St. Ottilien, Germany: EOS, 2000): 241-251.

Image 1 (Landhaus Hildebrand): Alexander Heilmeyer, Adolf von Hildebrand (München: Albert Langen, 1922), tafel 116.

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