ITALY BEST BEACHES TRAVEL GUIDE ITALY BEST BEACHES TRAVEL GUIDE Italy SHARE Ricky Carbis , April 20, 2012 / 0 TRAVEL GUIDE TO ITALYS BEST UNSPOILT BEACHES There are many travel blogs giving info on ‘top beaches in Italy’ or travel tips on ‘where to find the best Italian beaches’ but for those wanting the true low-down it’s best to trust the locals. For those really wishing to return from a holiday making their friends envious of their killer tan – follow the Italians! We all know the Italians are stylish. From their food and fashion to their healthy sun-kissed complexions, appearance is important in Italy and the Italians know what beaches are best to perfect that all important tan! If visiting any city during the summer you may wonder where all the Italians are. Sure there are plenty still in town but when talking to them about what they do in their free time most say they head to the beach. The busy commercial resorts have their tourist beaches, but as is the case the world over, the locals know which beach is best to escape and tend to stray off the trodden track. Here are just a few untamed beaches and coastlines in Italy worth a mention: Golfo Di Orosei Coastline, East Sardinia Sardinia is well known for its beaches and a visit to the Golfo Di Orosei coastline will make you understand why! Fabulous coves and bays await, many like Cala Sisine and Cala Luna are only accessible by boat so why not take a daily boat trip or hire a boat and discover your own beach paradise? beach in Italy The Beaches of Maremma, Tuscany Perhaps the most notable unspoilt stretch of sandy beach in Tuscany is found between Marina Di Grosseto and Castiglione Della Pescaia. Considering its beauty, it’s all but deserted even in the summer high season and the perfect getaway to catch a few rays. Ionian and Tyrrhenian Beaches, Calabria If you fancy soaking up a little history with a spot of sunbathing then Calabria is a good place to head. Myth has it that the clear waters and sandy beach of Scilla were the home to the six headed monster of Scylla in Homers Odyssey. Explore the coastline more and you will find many little stretches ideal to escape the tourist traps. Amalfi Coast Those rich, wealthy and in the know often head to the Amalfi Coast. A popular location with celebrities, it’s home to many fabulous unspoilt beaches, quaint little villages and an impressive array of luxury pads that are second homes to the stars! Porto Cesareo, Lecce, Puglia Take a day trip to Porto Cesareo on the Med and you won’t be disappointed. Long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters make it the ideal getaway and certainly worth a visit. Beaches in Italy The Viar Beach Club, near Torre Canne, Bari. Most assume a beach club to be packed to the brim with tourists vying for a deckchair and swigging beers but surprisingly, despite its name, the Viar Beach Club is far from what you may first think. Wander through the shady palm and olive trees, past an historic Puglia, to be greeted by a picture postcard stretch of chalky sand leading into a glorious warm sea. A great escape from other resort beaches with a little restaurant serving snacks and some showers to wash down your sandy swimwear.