Italy is an incredibly unique country where you can find snow-covered mountains for skiing, wide open fields and valleys filled with vineyards and wineries, and, of course, over 5,000 miles of beaches. Italy’s massive coastline features hidden coves, obscure caves, and beautiful yellow sand. Here are the best beaches Italy has to offer.
Cala Granara, Sardinia
Known for its soft white sand, signature turquoise water, and tropical vegetation, Sardinia’s Emerald Coast has everything you’re looking for in your next tropical getaway.
Arco Magno, Calabria
Even though the beaches consist of grey pebbles, the real reasons you’ll want to check out the beaches of Calabria is the amazing secluded coves, green water lagoons, and spectacular natural stone arch.
Cala Goloritze, Sardinia
Visitors who are determined enough to make the journey to Sardinia’s Cala Goloritze will be more than satisfied with the rewards of turquoise water, secret coves, and an unforgetable adventure.
After Napoleon was defeated in 1814, he fled to this tropical destination, where he surely enjoyed some time in the sun on the smooth pebble beaches. Or perhaps he took a dip in the crystal clear water.
Zagare is the perfect beach if you’re looking for a bit of alone time, or maybe even some romantic time with a significant other. The half-mile stretch of beach is only occupied by a maximum of 30 people per day, so you’ll be able to find some privacy.
“La Costa degli Dei” or The Coast of the Gods, earned its nickname for a reason. The calm and tranquil waters are located beneath some breathtaking white cliffs. Not to mention the town of Tropea is filled with awesome tourist attractions as well as an incredible local cuisine.
Scala dei Turchi, Sicily
This beach is a bit different from the others on our list. Its beautiful golden sand situated beneath some scraggy white cliffs is also home to some unique geological features. Its name translates to “Staircase of the Turks,” and is a reference to how the invaders used the limestones to climb inland.