Beach Holidays in Italy
What more can be said about beautiful, unique Italy, already amongst the top cultural and sightseeing destinations in the world, it is also a wonderful location for a long lazy summer holiday. With over 4,500 miles of coastlines, east, west and south, beach holidays in Italy provide something for everyone – dazzling purpose made resorts lined with loungers and parasols, barely explored rocky crags and bays, laid-back family retreats, and vibrant party hotspots – don’t miss out on this varied, incomparable country!
Beaches in Italy
Probably the most famous beach resort destination in Italy, Rimini on the Adriatic coast, is the place to head to for a relaxed beach holiday in the sun. The gorgeous sandy beach, which extends for miles, is so well-appointed with modern amenities you will never have to leave it - unless to check out some of the exquisite restaurants that line the beach! The shallow, safe waters are ideal for young children and there are activities here for all ages including bike hire, mini golf, and amusement arcades, as well as an amazing dolphinarium. Young and lively visitors will find a vibrant party scene that lasts long into the night.
The highly recommended Lido di Jesolo is a stunning purpose built beach resort located in the Venetian province. The resort features an impressive ten miles of fine golden sands, and promenades lined with restaurants, cafes, and bars. Like most beach resorts in Italy, the beachfront hotel’s generally own their own private sections (although there are some ‘free’ beaches). A major benefit of this is that the beaches are kept in pristine condition, without any litter and extremely well-maintained. A great choice for families, the beach amenities are world-class with a continuous life guard service, sun loungers, parasols, changing cabins, toilets, and children’s play areas. There is plenty to do in this fun resort such as visit the Aqualandia Water & Theme Park, one of the best Europe, or one of the fascinating aquariums, including the brand new Sea Life Centre.
It is commonly said amongst fellow Italians that the island of Sardinia has the best beaches in the country. Beautiful Sardinia, closer to mainland Africa than Italy, was once exclusively for the rich and elite, but has since opened up to become a thriving holiday destination. Cagliari, the island’s capital has one of Italy’s longest beaches, a vast and beautiful sandy beach with a lively atmosphere with water sports and live music. A quieter option, and regarded as one of the islands finest, is Cala Luna, named after it’s half-moon crescent shape, the shallow calm waters are ideal for families with small children, and the snorkelling is world-class.
Although not as famous as its French neighbour, the Italian Riviera shares the same stunning coastline and tempting azure waters, as well as a constant warm climate thanks to the shelter of the Maritime Alps in the north. The most famous resort is the glamorous Sanremo which, with its fabulous beach, picturesque town, elegant yacht marina and exquisite restaurants, is the perfect place for an upmarket beach break.
Cultural destinations in Italy
If you wish to combine your beach holiday in Italy with a bit of culture and sightseeing, than the legendary Venice Lido is the place for you! Venice Lido is a natural 11km long, narrow sandbar that has long protected the city of Venice against the Adriatic Sea. Thousands upon thousands of people come here every year to enjoy the outstanding golden beaches, and the amenities are top quality with plenty of sun loungers and parasols, showers, and clean changing rooms and toilets. Just off the beach there are loads of activities to keep you entertained including golf, clay-pigeon shooting, horse riding and tennis.
Just across the lagoon, lies the unique and magnificent city of Venice, with the iconic St Mark’s Square right in front of you as you step off the ferry. The square is home to the Basilica di San Marco, a huge domed-shaped church, the most exquisite of its kind in Europe. Amongst the various other attractions in the square, the Campanile di San Marco (Bell Tower) should not be missed. Finally, everyone should experience a memorable journey down the Grand Canal on a Gondola! Venice Lido is the ideal choice if you want the best of both worlds, a relaxing beach holiday in the sun with some fascinating sightseeing in one of the world’s greatest cities.
Book with easyJet Holidays and enjoy a sunny beach holiday in Italy, one of the most beautiful and historic countries in Europe. Whatever your idea of the perfect beach break is, easyJet Holidays flexible plans and bespoke deals will provide a memorable time in Italy for you!