Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Italy (According to the Daily Telegraph)

The Daily Telegraph recently ranked the 19 best Italy beaches to visit, highlighting the unique characteristics of each. In this blog, we take a look at the top 10 Italy beaches from this list.

Summer is still far away but many are already planning their Mediterranean holiday and searching for the best beaches to visit in 2018. Italy is well known for its luxury coastal resorts and sublime beaches, which can best be explored on an Italy luxury cruise.

Recently, the Daily Telegraph (a UK-based newspaper) highlighted Italy’s best beaches, featuring some of the best resorts in Sicily and Sardinia, as well as mainland Italy. Let’s take a look at the top 10 Italy beaches from the Daily Telegraph’s list.

Italy’s Best Beaches

10. Porto Selvaggio Beach

The beach of Porto Selvaggio is housed in a natural park in the town of Nardò, Puglia. It is one of the most enchanting oases of Salento, with crystal-clear sea waters and a sandy bottom full of vegetation.

9. Laurito Beach

Reachable only by sea or by a staircase that descends from a hotel, the beach of Laurito in Positano is a picturesque and wild corner of the Amalfi Coast.

8. San Fruttuoso

Located in a small bay between Camogli and Portofino in Liguria, San Fruttuoso is a magical place and famous for the Benedictine monastery that was built centuries ago. The enchanting village can be reached either by sea or on foot thanks to the paths along the Portofino mountain.

7. Lampedusa

The famous “beach of rabbits” on the island of Lampedusa in Sicily is characterised by crystal-clear water where a great variety of fish swim, making this an ideal destination for snorkelling. Teamed with the fine white beach, this Italy beach resort is certainly an authentic paradise.

6. Solette Beach

The Solette beach is located on the south-western slope of Sicily in the municipality of Menfi to the west of Porto Palo in the Sicilian province of Agrigento. It is home to beautiful coves of soft sand set between fragrant Mediterranean vegetation and a crystal-clear sea.

5. Cala Goloritzé

Cala Goloritzé in Baunei in the province of Nuoro is one of the stretches of the Gulf of Orosei where the sea and mountains meet in perfect harmony. Born from a landslide in 1962, it is famous for the 143-metre summit that overlooks the cove and the natural arch that opens on the right side of the bay.

4. Sansone Beach

Those looking for crystal-clear water should not miss Sansone beach on the island of Elba. The beach is formed of small pebbles, while the sea with its white seabed is the ideal destination for snorkelling enthusiasts.

3. Due Sorelle Beach

Third place on this list of Italys best beaches belongs to the Due Sorelle beach in Sirolo in The Marche region. Along with its glistening sea, this beach is known for the twin rocks that emerge from the water and the wide cove at the foot of Mount Conero.

2. Marina di Alberese

In the province of Grosseto, there is the natural park that extends for 9,800 hectares from Principina a Mare (in Grosseto) up to Talamone (in Orbetello). The truly exceptional beach in this region, according to the Daily Telegraph, is that of Marina di Alberese, which the newspaper describes as “popular, but never crowded”.

1. Spiaggia del Principe

In first place is Spiaggia del Principe in Arzachena on the Costa Smeralda (Sardinia). Discovered in the 1960s by the Aga Khan, it is a white sandy beach surrounded by breathtaking scenery on the bottom of a deep inlet. With such glorious vistas to be explored on this beach, it is no surprise that it topped the Daily Telegraph’s list of Italy’s best beaches.


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