Known for its beautiful, warm seas, Italy is surrounded by water and thus a highly popular beach holiday destination, as both locals and tourists enjoy the best that the country has to offer. In this article, we rate a few of Italy’s best beaches to help you choose a destination for your next beach holiday.
Forte dei Marmi:
Located on the West coast of Italy, on the ‘Tuscan Riviera’, Forte dei Marmi has mile after mile of sand with an unspoilt view of the Mediterranean, which stretches as far as the eye can see.
Pollica beach in Salerno was voted the third best beach that only Italians know about in 2013, and it is not difficult to see why. The beach boasts beautiful white sand and clear blue water. The backdrop to the beach is equally stunning, as it is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Vallo di Diano national park.
Image: Pioppi in the Amalfi Coast
Venice may be more famous for its canals than its beaches, but just a short water bus ride from the main island is the Lido. The Lido is a bar of sand in the Adriatic Sea which stretches for seven miles and is a firm favourite with the locals, who have named it the ‘Island of Gold’ after the colour of the sand.
The beaches in Sicily resemble something from the Caribbean, with their white sand and warm, turquoise water. San Vito is one such beach. It has the beautiful Mount Cofano in the background, and was even used in the filming of Ocean’s Twelve.
Today we would like to take a look at the Mare Infinito one-bedroom apartment in Amalfi. Aah, the Amalfi Coast! It almost encourages you to take a sigh. This is such a beautiful part of Italy that even Kim Kardashian and her husband Kris Humphries recently spent their honeymoon there. Amalfi boasts one of the most charming stretches of coastline in Southern Italy, and the residents are rightly proud of their pristine beaches and clear blue waters. The Mare Infinito is around 3 km from the town of Amalfi with its beautiful beaches and a wealth of amenities, including shops, bars, restaurants and essentials such as a Post Office and Pharmacy. Alternatively, the nearest beach to the apartment is the Bay of Duoglio.
The Mare Infinito comfortably sleeps four adults and is located on the first floor of a residential building. Accessible from two of the rooms is a superb terrace, where you can enjoy wonderful views down to the cliffs of the Amalfi coastline and the sea beyond. Amenities at the Mare Infinito include an entrance into a super sitting/dining room which has a double sofa bed and doors leading out onto the terrace; a further double bedroom which also has access to the terrace; a bathroom with the usual shower, WC, etc. and a kitchen well-equipped with fridge-freezer, oven and hob.
As well as the stunning views from the terrace, this location is perfect for travelling to other parts of Italy when you visit Amalfi. You can catch a ferry or hydrofoil from the docks, and visit Positano, Capri, Salerno, Sorrento and Naples. There is also the option to enjoy a mini-cruise around the impressive coastline. Should you prefer a little history with your fun in the sun, and enjoy ancient buildings and archaeology, then the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum are within a short distance. Naples and Salerno are also nearby.