Best Beaches Of Italy
Best Beaches Of Italy
Italy is known for its beaches as the region is surrounded by expansive water bodies and a subtle coastlines that have led to the creation of quiet swimming coves and picturesque seascapes. The country also participates in the Blue Flag Programme wherein the beaches that have the characteristic blue flag are deemed to be safe for swimming and other water activities. If you are planning on visiting the beaches during July and August, then you would find a lot of locals joining the foreign tourists for a swim as this is the best way to escape the summer heat. No matter where you go, there will always be a lounge chair waiting for you at the beach.
Check out the following beaches of Italy that you should visit.
As you enjoy the scenic beauty of the place while navigating through the twists and turns on the coastal road, you would definitely get a glance of the famous Amalfi coast. Jagged cliffs and blossoming flowers add to the beauty of the place which is simply mesmerizing. The stretch between Amalfi and Positano is the busiest section and you should expect to spend some time on the road if you are using this stretch.
Erosion and natural forces have led to the destruction of most of the beaches in the region and it is due to this reason that only small private beaches at hotels and beach clubs are in existence today. Hotel Santa Caterina is the fanciest and one of the most expensive hotels in the area but it does offer you the convenience of using a winding garden path to access the beach and then you can use the elevator (carved into the rocky sections of the cliffs) to reach the hotel again. Pleasure does come at a price.
Capri is an island with rocky and mountainous terrains, and is situated off the Sorrento Peninsula (Southern Italy). This place is frequented by starlets and those jet setting enthusiasts. While searching for accommodation, you may come across many who claim to have good scenic views of the sea, but it is the J.K. Palace Capri, which is the only hotel in the area to have direct access to the beach.
The beach area is easy enough to navigate on your own and you do not require special guidance to explore the place. The best beaches in this region include the Bagni di Tiberio (North Capri) and Marina di Mulo (South Capri). Most of the beaches in Capri are supported by beach clubs that are responsible for managing and providing various facilities for the visitors. However, these facilities are chargeable so be prepared to bear the costs for towels, chairs or any other service that you might require. You could also take a quick boat ride to the beach from the Marina Grande to avoid the hassles of the steep walk back to the town.
The beaches around Sicily are diverse and often range from sandy white shores to exotic black sands. This makes a visit to the beach one of the most spectacular getaways that you would ever experience in your life. The bars, hotels and vibrant restaurants spice up the night life in this region and it is a personal suggestion for all tourists to check out the night life while visiting Sicily.
The best beaches in this place can be seen at Lido Mazzaro and visitors to Taormina can easily get here. Visitors can also take a boat ride from Milazzo in northeast Sicily to the exotic black sand beach in the Aeolian Islands. SpiaggiaSabbieNere is located on the island of Vulcano and is known for its calm waters as well as dry volcanic sands. Those who visit this island are often suggested to try the rejuvenating and relaxing mud baths that are often used to treat certain ailments.