Ten Italian Beaches to Visit This Summer

It’s June 1 - time to plan your Italian beach adventure for the summer!

Check below the 10 beautiful beaches we selected for you, each in a different region of Italy. From north to south to the islands, there are plenty of options for beach lovers traveling in Italy this summer.

Capo Coda Cavallo, Sardinia

Just a few kilometers from busy and glitzy Costa Smeralda, Capo Coda Cavallo is a quiet beach bordered on one side by crystal clear waters and on the other by lush vegetation of tamarisk trees, junipers, strawberry trees and cork oaks.

Scala dei Turchi, Sicily

A breathtaking landscape made of a shiny white marl cliff, smoothed and polished by the wind and sea. The name, Scala dei Turchi, tells of a past when this beach was a refuge for pirate boats.

Cavoli, Elba island, Tuscany

On the island of Elba off the coast of Tuscany is the beautiful beach of Cavoli, which owes its name to the granite blocks, the so-called “cavili”, which were quarried in this area in ancient times. Between a game of beach volley, a dip in the blue sea and a seafood dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area, you’ll be sure to have a fun time.

San Michele, Conero, Marche

In the beautiful Conero region, San Michele stands out for its fine sandy beach, behind which is a luxuriant vegetation and forest. A pristine stretch of coast ideal for nature lovers.

Scilla, Calabria

A place that has its origins in the mists of time (Scilla was a sea monster in Greek mythology), Scilla makes for a picture perfect landscape, nestled as it is within one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, perched on a rocky outcrop dominated by a fortress.

Varigotti, Liguria

Forget the Cinque Terre for once and head the other direction, to the western coast of Liguria to reach Varigotti, a popular destination both for its seaside and natural attractions. The beach is framed by pastel-colored houses making it very quaint indeed.

Baia dei Mergoli, Apulia

Baia dei Mergoli is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the Gargano area, with its sea stacks (faraglioni) jutting out of the blue sea.

Gaeta, Lazio

120 kilometers south of Rome, Gaeta is the perfect destination for those who want to combine relaxing time at the beach with history finds. Gaeta dates to Roman times and was already a tourist resort back then.

Lido del Faro, Anacapri, Campania

On the southernmost tip of Capri is a tiny cove where the sun-bleached cliffs dive into the sparkling sea, surmounted by the Punta Carena lighthouse. The beach is reached through lush coastal countryside past a historic fort. You can view the famous Faraglioni of Capri from here.

Maratea, Basilicata

Dubbed “the pearl of the Tyrrhenian” for its beautiful scenery and coastline, Maratea comprises a series of seaside villages and rocky coves framed by mountains sweeping down to the sea.

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