The most beautiful beaches in Italy: TOP-10 places for beach lovers

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Italy means not only famous monuments, cozy picturesque streets with the finest coffee aroma and ancient monumental buildings. It means also miles and miles of stunning sea beaches that you would want to come back to again and again… We will show you the best beaches in Italy, where you can take a sun bath and dive into perfect turquoise water.

Otranto, Puglia

Otranto is a city and commune in the province of Lecce on the east coast of the Salento Peninsula. This region used to be famous for its breed of horses, and now it is known for its amazing coast.

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The most beautiful beaches in Italy: Pink beach on Budelli Island

This fairy tale Pink Beach on the Island of Budelli owes its name to the color of the sand, rich in fragments of coral, shells, clam shells and tiny particles of granite. Surrounded with breathtaking nature and azure sea, it is considered to be one of the most unusual and beautiful beaches in the world.

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San Fruttuoso beach, Portofino

It is one of the most unique and beautiful beaches of the Ligurian region and obviously should be a must in your bucket list if you are relaxing in the Gulf of Tigullio. Aside from the beach, an ancient abbey is found in the paradise bay.

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The most beautiful beaches in Italy: Monte Argentario, Toscana

Monte Argentario is a peninsula and a commune. It belongs to the province of Grosseto and is located about 150 km south of Florence and about 35 km south of Grosseto. This part of the Tuscan region is famous for its scenic sandy beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast.

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Tropea, Calabria

Tropea is a municipality located in the province of Vibo Valentia in the region of Calabria. This town is famous for its swimming area, which is located on a reef in the Gulf of Saint Euphemia. Besides, in the historic centre there are palaces built in 17th and 18th centuries, and a number of ancient churches.

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The most beautiful beaches in Italy: Viareggio, Tuscany

Viareggio is a town and commune in Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast. It is the second largest city in the province of Lucca and one of the largest seaside resorts in Italy.

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San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito Lo Capo is a city and commune in the northwestern part of Sicily, Italy, an administrative part of the province of Trapani. Scenic white sand beach at the foot of Monte Monaco is one of the most famous and beautiful in Italy!

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The most beautiful beaches in Italy: Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany

Forte dei Marmi is a coastal town and commune in the province of Lucca in northern Tuscany. Its famous long sandy (and expensive as well!) beach attracts VIPs, stars, and industrial magnates from the northern part of Italy.

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Samson beach, the Island of Elba

One of the best beaches on Elba Island. White pebbles blend perfectly with crystal clear waters. A perfect place for beach lovers and instagrammers!

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The most beautiful beaches in Italy: Baia di Chia, Sardinia

Chia Lagoon with its white sand, 25 meters of white dunes and crystal clear turquoise water resembles an idyllic beach of the Caribbean!

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Cala Goloritzé, Sardinia

Cala Goloritzé is one of the most famous beaches in Italy. Located at the foot of a gorge on the picturesque northeastern coast of Sardinia, it is actually a tiny (but still absolutely beautiful!) secluded spot surrounded with limestone cliffs, soft ivory sand and striking blue-green sea. This beach is so special that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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