Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 6, 2017

Horses in the sand

At the beach in Forte dei Marmi we came upon some marvellous horses made from resin and sand. They are by Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves.

The afternoon was glorious after a wet morning. We walked out onto the pier for some stunning views over the beach to the dramatic sky above the mountains.

Board riders were out to catch some waves. They were all in wet suits. I think the water would be quite cold still.

A huge fishing net was not bringing in many fish.

Forte dei Marmi is another gorgeous town on the Versilia Coast. The horses will be on the beach until the end of May.


  1. The horses are so detailed!! That’s amazing

    • The look great in the sand. They look like sand sculptures.

  2. That looks like a great day out Deb!!

    • Forte dei Marmi is one of our regular haunts.

  3. What a talent, I will visit next time I’m over.

    • They will only be there until 31st May.

  4. The horses are fab! I have never seen a net like that before. Looks like they are getting ready for the summer, looking at all the beach beds.

    • Normally the beach would be a bit busier by now, but it is still quite cool.

  5. Another exquisite post demonstrating the beauty, creativity and talent there is in the world; so worth preserving and sharing. A delightful sight; thank you for bringing it our way. (Still salivating over the fabulous ‘pepper’ posts!)

    • Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta often have wonderful art on display.

  6. Forte dei Marmi is a favourite day tour for us whenever we are in Bagni. And those horses are beautiful… I am sad because I will not be able to see them this year…..

    • The horses are wonderful. I’m pleased we saw them on the beach.

  7. I love the fact that artists have the opportunity to display their works in the most unusual places.

    • They certainly looked great in the sand

  8. How fun to see surfers in Italy! Hope to get to this beautiful beach town some day.

    • The surf wasn’t great, but they caught a few waves.

  9. What a remarkable sight these would have been!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos! What an amazing place to visit!

    • Forte dei Marmi is a great place to visit.

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