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Italy's best beaches: top ten for 2011 summer in Italy

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Summer in Italy spoils us for choice over the best Italian beaches from the north to the south, including some beautiful secluded spots on Italy’s islands. While August often seems like a bum’s rush to get your spot on the sand, nothing bad can be said about azure waters, sun or snorkelling opportunities.

TripAdvisor has put together a list of Italy’s top ten seaside locations for 2011 starting with San Vito Lo Capo and passing through some more famous names, too. Here is the list:

  1. San Vito lo Capo, Sicily - a quiet spot on the North Coast of Sicily, not far from Trapani
  2. Villasimius, Sardinia - on the south point of Sardinia, not far from Cagliari in an area famous for its VIP locations and night clubs
  3. Lampedusa Island (although we recommend avoiding this right now given the boatloads of African immigrants arriving and the presence of the Italian military)
  4. Vieste, Puglia - in the middle of the Gargano national park, this is one for nature lovers who want private spots for swimming
  5. Alghero, Sardinia - another spot on Italy’s famous island of Sardinia, Alghero has an old town and a few beaches to offer on the west coast
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Italy's beach castle at Isola Capo Rizzuto in Calabria

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Le Castella beach castle in Calabria

Planning your next summer vacation to Italy? Keep this enchanting Italian beach in Calabria in mind if you’re planning on visiting Italy’s southern coast. Calabria has beautiful seaside locations and this is definitely one. Le Castella, at Isola Capo Rizzuto, is a castle that sits right on a little island off the coast of the Crotone region.

The castle can be reached by walking along a path or wall built over the sea. It often hosts events and exhibitions and is the symbol of the area. One of the best views of the castle can be had off the beach nearby where it is amazing to see bathers swimming, apparently oblivious to the magnificant backdrop. The are is part of the Isola Capo Rizzuto marine reserve.

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Search for Italy's best beaches with Google Maps and Portaleacque

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With summer just around the corner and miles and miles of seafront , lots of people want to know which are the cleanest beaches in the country. From May onwards people will have the opportunity to visit the website Portaleacque and find out which resorts have clear water and litter-free shores! Thanks to data from the Agenzie regionali and Google maps, the website will be able to make quick updates every day. On the whole the number of Italian beaches which can boast clean water have been kept constant over the last two years and this of course can be regarded as a success!

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Autumn in Italy: health and wellness at Fantini beach, Cervia

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Despite the cold which has descended over the country, people seem unable to leave the summer behind, so the small town of Cervia in the Romagna region, in collaboration with Fantini Wave Spa, has organised a weekend ( from 17 to 18 October) at the Fantini beach where guests will have the opportunity to get a series of body and beauty treatments (yes, right there on the spot!). It’s the first initiative of its kind and will cost you only 10 euros; once there beauty experts will give you all information and advice you need and all guests will get free crystal therapy !

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Beaches in Italy on the Adriatic coast: San Benedetto del Tronto

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If you want to visit a classic beach in Italy, get yourself to San Benedetto del Tronto in the Marche region of Italy. On the Adriatic coast, the beach has all the hallmarks of traditional Italian beach holidays with hundreds of beach umbrellas for hire and a “lungospiaggia” dotted with palm trees.

The beach is also called the “Riviera delle Palme” and is home to markets and events during summer. Recently it hosted the famous journalist and author of “Gambero Rozzo“, Carlo Cambi for a gastronomic event celebrating local food.

It’s a place where you can spot some of the many lovely boats that tour the Mediterranean in summer, and where you can explore a beach destination in Italy without too many foreign tourists changing your experience of the local culture.

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Classic beaches in Italy: a summer holiday at Grado

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When I was learning Italian, we had a lesson on beach culture and Italian beaches which included the strange concept of change rooms, sun beds and rows on rows of beach umbrellas. This fantastic photo is proof of that, showing the three kilometre-long beach front at Grado in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

After a few hundred gelatos and a walk up and down the beach, to try something different you could go to the Terme Marine or the Acquatic Park. The health spa and thermal springs offer the health benefits of salt water, with two large heated pools and spa.

The Acquatic Park is on the Grado beach, surrounded by garden, and is the perfect setting for a healthy and relaxing beach experience with swimming pool, massage fountains, trampolines, water slides, children’s play area and swim-up bar.

The Grado beach has been awarded the famous “Bandiera Blu” for clean beaches in Italy, receiving it for the services on offer and the attention given to maintaining the environment. You can even book your umbrella and beach bed by going to Git di Grado, and check out the webcam. Happy summer holidays in Italy!

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Italian beaches: Rimini Turquoise among Times' list of Europe's best beach parties

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Rimini is one of the most famous sea-side resorts here in Italy, but its fame has now reached a new peak thanks to the Times’ list of Europe’s best beach parties. The article partly focuses on the Turquoise beach club which is 12,000 miles in size and features three amazing bars with main one turning into a disco as soon as the summer night falls; at the Turquoise one can easily meet celebrities on the look out for a bit of fun. But if you are in the mood for a romantic tête a tête with your sweetheart, don’t worry, you can always take refuge on the beach among deckchairs and candles romantically blowing in the wind. Summer in Italy can be really fun! To see the complete list click here.

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Sardinia's top beaches: Tuerredda

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Tuerredda in Sardegna

One of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches is the Tuerredda beach in the south-east of Sardegnatura Capo Malfatano and Capo Spartivento. This Italian beach is located about seven kilometres from Teulada and is described by Giro di Vento as being about 600 metres long and presenting a kaleidoscope of colours from the white sand to the blues and greens of the sea.

It’s among the top ten beaches in Sardinia thanks to its clear water and clean, soft sand like talcum powder (please do not bottle the sand and take it home with you - it will never look as good on your mantelpiece). The beach is part of a natural environment and is distinctly Mediterranean.

Part of the beach is under management where you can hire sun beds and beach umbrellas, sports equipment and there is a kiosk/bar and restaurant. Given the beach’s popularity, the only way of securing your spot in August and on weekends, is to arrive in the early morning. If you’re still not convinced, see the video after the jump.

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Billionaire beaches in Italy: 500 euros for a spot by the sea

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If you wanted to indulge in getting a deck chair, drinking beer and enjoying your own umbrella, Italy’s beaches have a lot to offer. If you want to do this on a budget though, we recommend avoiding Flavio Briatore’s “Billionaire Beach” at Porto Rotondo in Sardinia. The VIP prices mean you’re likely to spot Italian celebrities (maybe even Briatore’s wife Elisabetta Gregoraci) and empty your wallet while doing so.

Sardinia is the favoured destination for billionaire beaches with the first appearing at Porto Cervo, Capriccioli on the Emerald Coast. Generally a sun bed with a tent or umbrella at the sea costs 280 euros, but in August you’ll pay 500 euros. If you want a spot away from the sea, further up the beach, you can get it for less than half that.

A coffee will cost you seven euros (generally sold for 90 cents) and a coke can be anything between ten and 15 euros. A salad with drink goes for the sum of 75 euros, and if you’re really lucky Briatore will appear as your waiter.

The Billionaire Beach has twenty tents in front of the sea and a restaurant that seats 120. Apparently famous people are everywhere so we recommend booking with a platinum card, looking important or finding the right girl before you get near the place. This summer in Italy is going to be an expensive one.

Source | Yahoo.com

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Sicily's beautiful beaches: Vendicari and Lido di Noto

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Today we give you a couple of tips for the best beaches in Sicily. There are many remote paradises to choose from, one of which is the San Lorenzo beach at Marzamemi. It’s in the south-east part of Sicily near Pachino, south of Noto and Avola, and north of Capo Passero.

On Beach describes San Lorenzo beach as small but with fine, white sand. The beach and water is clean, with the sea being a clear blue colour.

North of San Lorenzo beach is also the Vendicari beach (receiving a “bandiera blu” for the cleanest beaches for 2009), located in the Vendicari national park in Sicily. For a little nature, Vendicari has lake where flamingos stop during migration and historic tuna farm ruins.

Vendicari has a dedicated beach area five kilometres from the town with fine gold sand and a lovely road along the coast. Happy beach hunting this Italian summer!

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