Surrounded by water on three sides, Italy's 5,345 miles of coastline offers everything from quaint fishing villages to trendy resorts on the Italian Riviera.
Offering its own particular charm are the infamously crowded urban beaches - where local families relax to take in the latest neighborhood gossip along with rejuvenating sea breezes during the hot summer months.
Many visitors will find the most popular resorts located in Liguria on the Italian Riviera, or around the Adriatic and Amalfi coasts.
Since the shore is vital to both the ecological and economic life of these areas, count on many beaches found here usually on the lists of Italy's top Blue Flag listed beaches carefully monitored for cleanliness and safety.
in the wild, the isle
of Capri, along with Sicily
can be heavenly during the heat of the summer offering intimate
bays and coves and unforgettable natural beauty.
- Check out this encyclopedia of Italy's top beaches including complete guides
to Capri, Revanna, the Tigullio Gulf, Sorrento and the Amalfi
Coast and more with major attractions, maps, pictures.
Seaside - Find pictures, maps and guides to swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving plus a list of Italy's best beaches, family resorts, scenic fishing villages,
Naples, Sorrento, and The Amalfi Coast - From travel expert Rick Steves, featuring pictures and tips on major attractions, best beach towns, historic places, and a virtual walk around Naples.
- A major jumping off point for the Italian Riviera, discover all the romance and beauty of a complete tour of the town itself, plus practical guides to getting there and getting around the Riviera, hotels and cuisine, art, events, maps and weather info.
Capri Tourist & Travel Guide - A quick guide to what to see and do around the island including a visit to the Blue Grotto, related photos, suggested reading.
in Italy- Personal recollections and tips on beaches in Liguria, Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast, plus advice on where to find pay beaches & free beaches.