Italian Coast Line

With its 7500 km of coastline, Italy is the ideal country for sea lovers.

The extreme variety of its coasts in fact make it perfect for any type of holiday and travel in the name of nature, fun and relaxation.

The Italian coast, so rich in gulfs and inlets, natural arrival points, tourist ports and long and sandy beaches, is suitable for all needs.

Dense with built-up areas, coastal towns and fishing villages, it is easily accessible from land through the road and railway network or from the sea with small and large boats.

We are enjoying a particularly balmy January, and near-by beaches are already a weekend destination for many Italians eager to breath fresh air, free of the in-city mandatory masks.

Hopefully, we will be moving away from the covid emergency, let’s prepare for a rewarding summer to the sea.

1. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa; Hidden paradise and breeding area of the loggerhead turtle

2. Tropea, Calabria; A wonderful beach at the foot of an ancient Roman settlement

3. La Pelosa, Stintino; White beach, turquoise waters and a castle

La Pelosa

4. La Baia del Silenzio, Sestri Levante; A picturesque cove surrounded by colorful buildings overlooking the beach

5. Cala Rossa, Favignana; The enchanting seascapes of the largest of the Egadi Islands

6. Marina Piccola, Capri; The abode of the sirens

7. Scala dei Turchi, Sicilia; With its wavy and irregular shape and the candid white color that stands out against the blue of the horizon, Scala dei Turchi is among the most popular, ranking second among the best beaches in Italy for 2021. If you plan to visit the Agrigento area, don’t forget to stop at the most famous beach-cliff on the island!

Scala dei Turchi

Below 5 jewels towns of the Italian coast!

Trieste, a beautiful city with a main piazza watching the sea


Sestri Levante, the city of the two seas

Ponza, a daydream

Positano, pearl of the Amalfi Coast

Cefalù, the most romantic Sicily

Polignano a Mare, a village “in the blue painted blue”

These are just a few from the top of my mind, many more to discover of course.

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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