Beaches in Italy?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jan 11, 2009 7:05 PM Last Post By: hurrikaane
Aug 7, 2007 5:57 AM
Aug 7, 2007 1:25 PM
2A beach where? Can you give us a hint as to where you will be? There are lots of beaches east of Venice. Will you be in Venice?
Aug 7, 2007 1:25 PM
3It would be really helpful if you told us a general area you are going to be in. Italy has a lot of beaches!
Aug 7, 2007 2:08 PM
4Just don't expect too much if you are coming from Australia or the US or somewhere else with nice beaches that have proper sand. Almost all of the beaches in Italy have rocks/pebbles and aren't particularly comfortable to lie on. Most of the more popular beaches have "beach clubs" that hire out deck chairs and umbrellas, but you usually have to pay 7-15 euros per day to hire them.
You can still spend a great day on the beach, with the added bonus of not getting sand in everything, but just be prepared to pay if you have to.
Aug 8, 2007 8:24 AM
5personally,cant go past the Amalfi coast,
positano just gorgeous even with the pebbles.b
Aug 8, 2007 10:05 AM
6Amaklfi not goo for a beach, IMO. Spectacular scenery, but beaches are extremely small and crowded.
Sardinia is miles ahead of the rest of Italy for beaches, but I guess that isn;t a possibility. Othewise, the beaches in the south are much better than in the north. Puglia in particular has lots of possibilities. Sperlonga is v nice too, as 1 says, and easy to get to from Rome.
Aug 8, 2007 5:39 PM
7Cinque Terre -- of the 5 small towns along the northwestern coast of the country, Monterosso is the "beachiest".
Aug 11, 2007 8:49 PM
8By reputation, the best Italian beaches are located on the islands. The most famous of them all is Sardegna, with dramatic turquoise sea, star-studded appeal and exorbitant prices to boot. Next are the Aeolian islands (above Sicily) with raw volcanic landscape, deep blue sea and remote villages, followed by Sicily - Lampedusa, Egadi and Taormina This last one has a good combitionation of beach, sights, culture and chic.
On the mainland, Puglia in southern Italy has some of the nicest yet underated (and therefore not crowded) beaches in Italy. The most chic beach crowd, however, concentrate upwards such as at Rimini, Viareggio and in Liguria. The most dramatic coastal scenery would be at Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre and Porto Fino. For nice beaches near Porto Fino, check out Mazzaro and San Fruttuoso.
Aug 11, 2007 10:15 PM
Aug 14, 2007 7:13 AM
Jul 6, 2008 9:09 AM
Jan 11, 2009 7:05 PM
12I haven't been to all of these, but they are reknowned. Sirolo (Le Marche), Sperlonga (Lazio), San Tropea (Calabria). Sardinia: San Giovanni and Is Aruttas (Oristano), Piscinas (Cagliari), Capo Testa (Santa Teresa Gallura). Sicily: Fontane Bianche (Syracuse), Favignana island has several beautiful calas (Trapani), the beach at Selinunte, and the beach below Taormina.
Only Sperlonga, Fontane Bianche, and the beach at Taormina are on the beaten path or near enough to it to be a daytrip. The northernmost town in Cinque Terre has a nice beach, but its pebbles.
There are likely many secluded beaches in Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria that are not mentioned, but we're unlikely to stumble across them except with a local.
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