When you first think of Italy, the first thing that
springs to mind is often the spectacular architecture, intriguing restaurants,
delicious cuisine, crisp wine and traditional Italian towns. However, something
which is often overlooked is the beaches, and these are some of the most
beautiful ones in the world.
We have put together a list of some of our favourite and beautiful
beaches which can be found throughout Italy.
Forno, Elba, Tuscany
There are over seventy beaches on Elba, and that is not counting
the many bays and inlets which are only reachable from the sea, and each one of
them is different in its colours and surroundings. Whether surrounded by steep
cliffs or immersed in wild flora, whether they are easy to reach and
well-equipped with all amenities or wild and deserted, they are all
Because of the range of beaches, you can choose a
different one every day. From the golden sand of the Cottoncello and the long
white beaches at Capo Bianco, to the red sands of the mineral mining area, and
the streaky granite beaches and black pebbles of the Tombe, that is one of the
most beautiful beaches reachable by foot from the coast at Fetovaia.
Cefalý, Sicily Cefalu is packed with beaches which curve around a beautiful
section of the coast. There are so many gems that these beaches have to offer,
never mind the sight of them itself. Lungomare
is 1.5km of sandy beach. During the months of July and August, this beach
becomes very crowded during the weekend, and is ideal for families because of
the safe, shallow water. The Mazzaforno
beach is approximately 3km west from Cefalu and has many smaller
beaches that alternate with the surrounding rocks. This allows the beaches to
be accessible through many different paths. At the main beach, there are
bathing establishments and bars, which is ideal for couples or adults in
general, and is has beautiful sand. Our range of luxury villas in Sicily are also within close proximity.
The Amalfi Coast is breath-taking with its jagged
cliffs, blossoming flowers, and stretches of beautiful coastline. Erosion has
destroyed many of the beach areas in this region leaving small private beaches
at hotels and beach clubs.
Positano has been a welcome beach retreat since the days of Roman nobility and
even the ancient Greeks. There are two public beaches which are the more secluded
Fornillo beach and the main beach centre at Spiaggia Grande.
Torre Guaceto, Brindisi
Torre Guaceto is a protected marine area nestled into a
nature reserve and has a huge sandy stretch surrounded by marshes, olive trees
and sand dunes. Right next door youíve got a beautiful 16th-century tower and
museum for when you need to take a break from the beach, while the nature
reserve has wonderful pathways for cycling and walking. There are also some
fantastic coral reefs in this area, making it popular for snorkelling. Located
in the Brindisi province, Torre Guaceto is 25 minutesí drive from picturesque Ostuni.
Porto Campana, Sardinia Three miles of golden sand make up the Campana beachfront,
and within that area, you will find something to suit every type of beachgoer. There
are rental kiosks to try your hand at surfing, kiteboarding, or paddleboarding;
relax on a rented lounger with a cocktail or sign up for a scuba session with a
local outfitter; or admire Campanaís dunes, where some are as high as 65 feet.