There is no doubt that Italy’s beaches are by far some of the best beaches in the world. They range from remote and rocky to wide and sandy. Most of the times, they are flanked by cute cities that capture the original Italian spirit, where you can enjoy a glass of cold Limoncello and immerse yourself into the delightful cuisine.
Below you can find a selection of our favourites. Let us know which ones you like the best!
Isola Bella, Sicily
Isola Bella is the Italian for “the beautiful island” and there are plenty of reasons in favour of this name. The island is located is Sicily and is part of the Taormina region. It is home to a great number of bird species and it wad declared a protected site.
The only way to get here is by cable car from Sicily, which is great considering the fact that you will get the chance to enjoy the beauty of the island from above. Once you arrive, you will be greeted by turquoise waters, fresh cocktails and sun loungers. Be sure to wear adequate shoes, since the Isola Bella is not your typical sandy beach – there are small stones and pebbles on the ground.
If you feel adventurous, try snorkeling, diving or taking a boat trip to nearby caves.
Marasusa Beach, Tropea, Calabria
Marasusa beach in the Calabrian city of Tropea is situated along ‘La Costa degli Dei,’ or the Coast of the Gods. This is a classic scenario of calm and spotless waters that meet with strong and powerful cliffs. Therefore, you can choose to bathe in the sun over on the silky sandy beach, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can climb on the rocks and maybe even do some diving.
On top of the hills there are lots of ancient dwellings that you can visit. The town also has a nice selection of cafes, shops and restaurant, so you can fully experience the Southern Italian living.
Marina Grande Beach, Positano
With its glamorous, celebrity-packed beaches, breathtakingly gorgeous seascapes, and boutique-filled historic center, its easy to see why Positano is the most sought after destination on the Amalfi Coast.
Marina Grande Beach, Positano’s main beach, is one of the most cosmopolitan of all those on the Amalfi Coast. It lies almost directly opposite the archipelago of Li Galli and it is surrounded by a string of restaurants and bars.
If you prefer a more secluded beach, try the Fornillo beach, via a romantic walk, between the sea and the cliffs.
Cala Granara, Spargi
Located on Isola di Spargi in the Maddalena Archipelago, Cala Granara is reminiscent of tropical beaches. This beach is not flanked by dramatic cliffs like most others in Italy. It is rather backed by palm trees and lush island plants. To complete the amazing scenery, turquoise waters and silvery sands invite you to let go and enjoy the sun. All day long.
Cala di Volpe, Sardinia
Cala di Volpe is located on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda, one of the most beautiful and expensive stretches of coastline in all of Italy. The beach is famous for its Bermuda-blue water and the glamorous Hotel Cala di Volpe resort behind it.