The best beaches in southern Italy

Beyond its impressive historical and artistic heritage, Italy can boast of having one of the most beautiful coasts of the Mediterranean, with the permission of Spain. And it offers around 7,500 kilometers of coastline, with beaches and coves for all tastes. Also, do not forget that here you can enjoy a mild climate most of the year. Therefore, it seems to us one of the best countries to go on vacation.

Taking advantage of the approaching summer, today we want to take a tour of some of the best beaches in Italy. Of course, we want to focus on the southern area, where the beaches are usually surrounded by cliffs of rock and lush vegetation, composing unforgettable landscapes. Of course, as we already told you about the best beaches in Sardinia, today we are going to leave this island aside and we are going to enter regions such as Sicily, Campania, Calabria and Puglia. Would you like to join us?

Cala Rossa

First of all, we want to talk about Cala Rosa, which belongs to the natural reserve of the Aegades Islands, in Sicily. According to legend, its name comes from the blood shed by the Carthaginians in the first Punic War, when they were defeated by the Romans. It is a rocky beach with beautiful blue waters.

Spiaggia dei Conigli

How could it be otherwise, we are also going to talk about the Spiaggia dei Conigli, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is located on the island of Lampedusa, Sicily, and owes its name to the Isola dei Conigli, an islet that is right in front of it. The best thing about this place is that it is a completely virgin area , with white sands and crystal clear waters.

Scala dei Turchi

Also in Sicily, specifically in the province of Agrigento, is the Scala dei Turchi, which surprises with the white color of the natural staircase that the water and the wind have carved into the cliff over the centuries. The contrast of the white of the rock with the blue of the sea creates a spectacular landscape.

Spiaggia dei Mondello

We also want to tell you about the Spiaggia dei Mondello, a beach located at the foot of Mount Pellegrino, in Palermo. What we like about this place is that it is very lively , being able to find a lot of bars, restaurants and small shops. In addition, you can do different sports activities. For this reason, during the high season the beach fills with local visitors and tourists.

San Vito lo Capo

We continue in Sicily to tell you about San Vito lo Capo, which is located in the province of Trapani, between two natural reserves. With white sand, this beach is perfect for practicing different water sports , such as diving, sailing or windsurfing . Also, you should know that it is a magnificent place to see the sunset.

Marina Piccola

From Sicily we moved to the island of Capri, which is located in the Campania region, to discover Marina Piccola, a bay protected by a stone wall that offers impressive views of the cliffs located off the coast.

Marina dell’Isola

Marina dell’Isola could not be missing from this list, a beach located in the beautiful town of Tropea, in the province of Vibo Valentia (Calabria region), characterized by its rocky landscape and crystal clear waters. The large rock that juts into the sea and houses the church of Santa María de la Isla is striking.

Baia delle Zagare

Finally, we want to talk about the Baia delle Zagare, which is located in the Puglia region, the heel of Italy. It is a wild and clean beach that surprises with its smell of lemon and orange blossom. Of course, we must highlight its cliffs and its sculpted caves.

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