Travel News 6 gorgeous beaches to visit in Italy

All articles

6 gorgeous beaches to visit in Italy

Have some fun in the sun while on your Italian vacation at these six beautiful beaches.

If Italy is your number one summer vacation destination, you may want to add hitting the beach to your itinerary. Italy boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with sparkling waters and picturesque views. Take a break from touring the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain and make a day trip to one of these breathtaking beaches.

1. Rabbit Beach – Sicily

Declared by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Rabbit Beach boasts stunning views, white sand and a glittering swath of water. The clarity of the water is perfect for travelers looking to snorkel or scuba dive, while the soft sand makes it ideal for sunbathers as well. While you’re there, you may catch a glimpse of the loggerhead sea turtles; the beach is where they go to lay their eggs.

Find flights to Italy

2. Monterosso al Mare – Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a picturesque gathering of five fishing villages along the Italian Riviera. The village of Monterosso is home to the best beaches, making it the perfect spot to stop and enjoy the water (not to mention the view.) Yachting is also popular in Monterosso for anyone looking to enjoy a little time on deck.

Find flights to Italy

Check this out: Europe’s 10 most unique villages

3. Castiglione della Pescaia – Tuscany

This idyllic seaside village is the ultimate escape from the modern world. With ancient architecture and sights that date back to the 15th century, it’s easy to lose yourself in the history of the area. If you’re planning a trip to Castiglione della Pescaia, you may want to book in advance, as it’s one of the area’s most popular summer getaways. The second you step on the beach, which is pristine and surrounded by lush vegetation, you’ll understand its popularity.

4. Spiaggia Grande – Amalfi Coast

Like the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast provides the breathtaking combination of beautiful beaches silhouetted by steep mountains. One such beach is the Spiaggia Grande, located in the town of Positano. This popular beach is known for its constant action, with activities ranging from water sports and boating to simply relaxing at a beachfront café, taking in the view and the rays.

Find flights to Italy

Check this out: 19 incredible European road trips to add to your bucket list

5. Cala Mariolu – Sardinia

The shallow waters of this popular Sardinian beach make it the perfect spot for families with young children looking for a fun day trip. It is also a top snorkeling destination in the area. Getting to the beach can be tricky; the easiest way to access Cala Mariolu is by boat. For the more adventurous, there is a hiking trail that leads there as well.

Find flights to Italy

6. San Domino – Tremiti Islands

This tiny island off the southeast coast of Italy offers great conditions for diving, with tons of coves to investigate. The island is so small, in fact, that the entire thing can be crossed on foot. Dedicate a day to hiking around San Domino, exploring the pine woods that blanket parts of the island, then treat yourself to a dip on one of the beautiful beaches.

Find flights to Italy

Like what you read? Check these out:

10 most extreme restaurants around the world

8 inappropriate places around the world to take selfies

Cats & coffee: the world’s 9 best cat cafes, from London to Japan

10 romantic proposal destinations to pop the question

Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car rentals.

Map