15 Best beaches in Italy
Italy is one of the favorite countries for travellers from all over the world. Of course, the cities of Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice are destinations not to be missed if you visit Italy. You can also go off the beaten track and treat yourself to moments of pure relaxation by relaxing on the most beautiful beaches of Italy.
Audrey Hepburn used to love sunbathing on the beaches of Isola Bella in Taormina. You really want to leave the tumult of cities? Discover Fetovaia Beach on the island of Elba and rest on warm white sand, swim in crystal clear waters or stroll through pine forests.
Treat yourself to a dream holiday in Italy. Book your flights, hotel at the best price and your activities & tours in Italy to discover the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Welcome to one of the most beautiful wild beaches in Europe! Located on the east coast of Sardinia, in the municipality of Baunei, Cala "Cala Goloritzé" will be your little paradise on your dream vacation in Italy.
You can reach the beach by sea but the boat will drop you 100 meters from the beach (you can continue by inflatable boat). You can also reach the beach on foot thanks to a small path located on the plateau of Colgo. Reckon on two hours of walking to access. This beach is sublime and protected as an Italian natural monument.
How to get there? Book your flights to Cagliari airport (2h30 by car from Cala Goloritze) or book an internal flight between Cagliari airport and Arbatax / Tortoli airport (1 hour drive from Cala Goloritze).
Where to stay? Book your hotel, B&B, guesthouse, at the best price in Sardinia. If you want to stay closer to this beautiful beach we recommend you book your room at the "B&B Issicoro" located 3 km from the beach.
In southern Italy, a 90-minute drive from Naples, lies Atrani, a charming Italian city where time seems to have stopped. Located in the region of Campania, between the two beautiful villages of Positano and Amalfi, Atrani is the perfect destination for a beach holiday.
Book your flights to Naples and your accommodation at the best price in Atrani and your tours and activities in Campania, such as a "full-day-boat cruise to Capri".
You can also book your accommodation in the city of Sorrento, larger but just as charming..
Chia - South Sardinia
Chia Beach lies in the south of Sardinia, the largest island in Italy; it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country for relaxation.
How to get there? Book your flights to Cagliari airport located 1hour drive from Chia Beach and your hotel at the best price.
Where to stay? If you want to stay close to the beach in an exceptional setting, book your room at the working lighthouse "Faro Capo Spartivento". Pamper yourself like a star with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant and a cinema. If the lighthouse is full, no problem, there are a host of hotels, guesthouses, apartments and B&Bs in Chia.
It is difficult to resist the beauty of this beach ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Fetovaia Beach is located southwest of the island of Elba. You may be less familiar with this small island than its neighbor Sardinia. The island of Elba is smaller with only 220 km2. It is located between Corsica and Tuscany.
How to get there? To discover this amazing beach, the easiest way is to book your flights to Milan, Florence or Pisa and take an internal flight to Elba airport. You can also book your flight to Florence or Pisa and leave by car or train to the port of Piombino. From there you can make the crossing by ferry (several crossings a day with the companies "Blu Navy", "Corsica Sardinia Ferries" and "Moby." Book your flights and your hotel at the best price and your activities and tours.
Where to stay? If you want to stay closer to the beach, we recommend that you book your room at the best price at the "Hotel Lo Scirocco" located 2 minutes away from the beach.
Polignano a mare
The beach of Polignano a Mare is located 40 minutes from Bari airport in the Apulia region. The city of Polignano a Mare is known to Italians but also travellers from all over the world for the quality and the beauty of the blue sea water at the edge of this small town.
Discover the nearby "Castellana Grotte" a perfect sustainable tourism destination to escape the sun and do some caving in the summer.
How to get there? Book your flights to Bari as well as your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Bari, such as a "Bike tour with pasta-making class".
Where to stay? If you want to stay near the beach of "Polignano a Mare" book your room at the best price at the "Giovi Relais" located in the best area of Polignagno a Mar.
Spiaggia di Mondello
Palermo - Sicily
The gigantic white sand beach of "Spiaggia di Mondello" is located just 20 minutes from the center of Palermo, in the district of Mondello.
How to get there? The easiest way to get there is to book your flights to Palermo and drive by car (20 min) to discover the most beautiful places in Sicily.
Where to stay? Book your hotel at the best price in Sicily and your tours and activities do in Sicily, such as a "Palermo 3-hour street food and history walking tour".
Tropea - Calabria
Tropea is famous for its beaches... and red onions. This is not a joke. Much of Tropea's economic resources come from tourism but also from selling red onions. Tropea is also known for its church ranked among the most beautiful religious monuments in Europe. The church "Santa Maria dell' Isola" overlooks the sea and the beaches of Tropea.
It is a perfect destination for travelers looking for authenticity, relaxation, beautiful beaches and sun.
How to get there? Book your flights to Lamezia Terme Airport, one hour drive from Tropea. To benefit from the best prices book your accommodation and your tours and activities in Tropea, such as a “Stromboli by Night tour” from Tropea.
Where to stay? We recommend staying at the hotel "Rocca Della Sena" facing the sea and located 8 minutes from the beach of Tropea.
Numana - Ancona
You do not want to make any concessions, you want sun, good restaurants, delicious ice cream, a crystal clear sea, an unspoilt beach with a delicate scent of pine trees in the air? Numana Alta beach is for you! There are several beaches of that kind in Numana.
Numana Bassa is perfect for children: there are many children’s playgrounds, beach facilities and restaurants.
Numana Alta beach is very quiet and perfect for a rest with a good book or if you want to dip into the sea. It is protected from the wind by the reefs.
How to get there: Treat yourself to a great holiday on one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy by booking your flights to Ancona Falconara Airport and your accommodation at the best price in Numana.
Vieste - Puglia
In the beautiful town of Vieste in Southern Italy, lies Pizzomunno beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. The beach is perfect for children as the water is shallow. You will love relaxing on this beach just as you will enjoy walking in the historic center of Vieste.
How to get there? Book your flights to Vieste airport or to Bari airport (located at 90 km) as well as your hotel at the best price in Vieste and your tours and activities in Puglia, such as "Alberobello's trulli: 2-hour guided walking tower ".
Where to stay? If you want to stay closer to the beach of Pizzomunno, make a reservation at the best price at the hotel "Al Castello Relais" located 4 minutes away from the beach.
Positano - Amalfi Coast
Positano is one of Italy’s "postcard" destinations as well as Portofino, Portovenere and Cinque Terre. Some people think it's a tourist trap, many say it's one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Positano is perfect for couples of all ages; it's hard not to succumb to the charm of this place that seems to have been created by gods. Get lost in its steep streets, treat yourself to a romantic meal on the terrace of your hotel or simply enjoy the beach.
Enjoy the small pleasures of life, a delicious Italian ice cream, a fresh fruit cocktail, a dip into the water... You are on one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, it is a beautiful holiday in Italy.
How to get there: Book your flights to Naples or Salerno (located 1H30 drive from Positano), your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your best tours and activities on the Amalfi Coast such as a "Positano & Amalfi Coast small group boat tour".
Where to stay: If you are staying in Positano we recommend the "Hotel Savoia", we love its authentic colourful tiles but especially its beautiful views of Positano and its breakfast. This hotel has been run by the same family for 3 generations and is located 150 metres from the beach.
Villasimius - Sardinia
This small town of 3000 inhabitants, located in the south of Sardinia and just an hour's drive from Cagliari airport, is renowned for the beauty of its beaches. You will spend unforgettable holidays on the beaches of Simius and Porto Giunco, both located in Villasimius. No need to go to the Bahamas to enjoy beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and fine white sand.
Your program: loafing around, relaxing, sunbathing.
How to get there? Book your flights to Cagliari and your hotel or apartment in Villasimius and your tours and activities in Sardinia, such as "La Maddalena archipelago boat tour".
Where to stay? To wake up a few meters from the beach, book your room at the best price at the "Hotel Simius Playa".
Taormina - Sicily
Do not confuse Isola Bela located in Taormina in Sicily and "Isola Bella" located on Lake Maggiore, north of Milan. Isola Bela in Sicily is a tiny island. When the tide goes out it becomes even a "peninsula" connected to the rest of the city of Taormina.
The island where Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn loved to sunbathe has a turbulent history. It was sold to various personalities including Queen Victoria’s daughter, then sold to 2 brothers for a pittance (20,000 euros). After their business went bankrupt, Isola Bela was put on sale by the courts for 3 million euros, but no one purchased it. This is good news as the island is now under the management of the WWF Environmental Protection Fund.
How to get there? Book your flights to Catania airport as well as your accommodation in Taormina at the best price and your tours and activities in Sicily, such as a "full-day Etna, Wine & Alcantara Canyons Tour from Taormina".
Where to stay? For its lush gardens, magnificent swimming pool and hearty breakfasts, we recommend you to stay at the "Hotel Villa Belvedere".
Monteroso al Mare
Monterosso al mare is the fifth village of "Cinque Terre", the only one with real beaches in this beautiful part of Liguria.
How to get there: Book your flights to Genoa Airport (1h50 min by car), your hotel at the best price and enjoy unique experiences in Italy.
Where to stay: Book your stay at the "Roca Du Ma Pasu hotel" you will enjoy magnificent views of the beautiful beach of Monterosso al mare. If the hotel is booked up, no problem, book your accommodation at the best price guaranteed in the Cinque Terre for a perfect holiday in Italy.
Baia delle Zagare
Mattinata - Puglia
The coast of Gargano houses numerous beaches and tourist facilities, including resorts such as Vieste, Peschici and Mattinata. The two major salt lakes of Lesina and Varano are located in the northern part of the peninsula. Monte Gargano is the site of the oldest shrine in Western Europe dedicated to the archangel Michael, Monte Sant'Angelo sul Gargano.
Other tourist attractions include the cathedral, the episcopal palace, the Abbey of Santa Maria of Ripalta and the volcanic rocks dating back to the Triassic Period, known as "Black Stones", as well as the Sanctuary of San Nazario. (©CC)
How to get there: Book your flights to Bari (1h30 by car).
Where to stay: Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B, apartment at tbe best price guaranteed in Mattinata as well as your best activities in Italy.
Scala dei Turchi
Agrigente - Sicily
Scala dei Turchi Beach is a 2-hour drive from Comiso Airport in Sicily. This beach, ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Italy, is renowned for the pure white colour of the limestone.
Its name "Stairs of the Turks" originates from Arab invasions (not Turkish). The invaders, between two attacks, took refuge and sheltered from the wind in this rock formation in the shape of a staircase. Explode your Instagram account with selfies on this unique beach in the world.
How to get there? Book your flights to Comiso and your hotel at the best price and your tours and activities in Sicily, such as a "Guided Transfer to the Valley of the Temples & Villa Romana".
Where to stay? If you want to stay near the beach, book your room in Realmonte. We advise you to stay at the "La Scogliera Turca" located 2 minutes from the beach.
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