With around 7,500 kilometers of coastline, and thanks to a temperate climate for most of the year, Italy is one of the best countries in the world to spend a holiday at the sea. From Liguria to Sardinia and Lazio Campania, there are so many beaches to sunbathe, relax and enjoy the nice weather, and the sun, the sand and the sea.
Dirt paths, secret corners, fine sand and rocks overlooking a clear blue sea are some of the characteristics of the beaches in Italy. People looking for luxury vacations will also like the beaches in Italy as they are usually adjacent very luxurious accommodation options. They are also ideal for surfing and other water based activities.
Here are some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy:
Cala Rossa, Sicily
This wonderful gem, still wild and of unspeakable beauty, belongs to the natural reserve of the Egadi Islands, Sicily. The name “Cala Rossa” is derived from the bloodshed that took place between the Carthaginians and the Romans, the former being defeated by the Romans during the First Punic War (241 BC). The color of the water has something celestial and veers between deep blue and bright blue. The island of Favignana is an irresistible attraction for its historical traps.
Its landscapes are still intact, and are adorned by a sea which is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Cala Mariolu, Sardinia
A carpet of pebbles, rocks and fallen rocks, lapped by clear water, Mariolu is the envy of the tropical paradises. It is situated in Baunei, Sardinia. The beach is a paradise for those who love to fish or enjoy other marine life. One of the pearls of the Gulf of Orosei, the beach features shallow water, full of pink pebbles and powdery sand that make it one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
It is ideal for those tourists looking for a quiet family vacation by the sea.
Beaches of Capri
Capri certainly does not need any introduction, as it is one of the most visited places in Italy. If you are looking for a bay protected by a wall of rock with breathtaking views of the Faraglioni (stacks) you should certainly visit Capri. The beach of Marina Piccola is the perfect place in which to enjoy the good weather and the rich colors of a sea, which is so inviting.
You can reach other popular beaches in the region by traveling along the scenic Via Krupp, a path of stairs and turns against the backdrop of the beauty of the island among the most special stacks in the world.
Beach of Rabbits, Lampedusa
Many travel magazines and tourist polls have declared the Beach of Rabbits as the most beautiful beach in the world. The beach situated on the Isle of Rabbits (Isola dei Conigli) in Lampedusa is an invitation to postpone commitments, to pack your bags and sling on the white sand, while enjoying the sun for hours.
You can also enjoy bathing or swimming in the clear water of the sea in this water paradise. The scenario is such that it can be featured in a postcard. Walk to the Isle of Rabbits and open your eyes, you might spot one of the sea turtles passing through these parts at the end of the summer. An enchantment of nature, the beach should be visited at least once in life!
Fetovaia, Elba, Tuscan Archipelago
The Mediterranean vegetation, the colors of gorse in bloom, a lush hill that goes down to the sea, and the turquoise waters of the sea make it one of the sweetest beaches to spend a holiday. The Beach of Fetovaia is one of the most unspoiled beaches of Italy.
Savage and charming, it is the perfect place for spending a family summer vacation. It is also ideal for couples looking for a romantic vacation.