7 of the best beaches in southern Italy

Cala Rossa

When the good weather arrives we already feel like the beach, and since those in our area are already known, we want to dream of other beaches of interesting destinations. Like the 7 best beaches in southern Italy. In Italy there will be no shortage of beautiful and original beaches, with the Mediterranean Sea in the background and with enviable weather.

Take note of these beaches, although we sure have many others. They are only a few known sandbanks, but the Italian coast and the islands are full of beaches that are worth getting lost in. For now we will see the ranking of seven beaches that we would like to visit today to enjoy that Mediterranean climate.

Scala dei Turchi in Agrigento, Sicily

Scala dei Turchi

We start with one of the most popular of all, known for those white cliffs sculpted by the tides and the wind, which have created peculiar shapes, as if they were stairs. Your name, 'Staircase of the Turks' It comes from these cliffs and that this was the place of refuge for Turkish pirates centuries ago. It is on the coast of Realmonte, in the province of Agrigento. It has fine sand and clear waters for bathing, and the sedentary limestone of the cliffs makes them have that beautiful white color in contrast to the sea. Now pirates no longer take refuge in it, but it is certainly worth spending time hiding on this beach, lying on the rocks or in the sand.

Marina Piccola in Capri

Marina Piccola

When we talk about Capri we remember that this island was the refuge of Pablo Neruda, but also of the great Hollywood stars from the 50s, who found the perfect paradise on this small island. So we could not miss in our ranks a beach located on this beautiful island, an anti-paparazzi refuge for celebrities from another era. Today it is still a prestigious place, although not as much as decades ago, but it still transmits the same charm. The Marina Piccola is in the Campania region. A small bay protected by a stone wall with views of the cliffs that are in front of the coast. There are several ways to get there, but the most popular and original is via Krupp, a winding path of stairs.

Marina dell'Isola in Tropea, Calabria

Marina Island

La Marina dell'Isola stands out for its rock formations and for being an urban beach but a dream. In the province of Vibo Valentia, in Tropea, Calabria, is this great beach, located between 'Isola Bella' and 'Playa de la Rotonda'. It stands out for the large rock that juts into the sea and separates the beach, where the church of Santa María de la Isla, an old Benedictine sanctuary, is located. At the same time that we enjoy the beautiful beach, we can enjoy the city of Tropea, whose houses overlook the cliff, and where we can see its cathedral of Romanesque origin.

Spiaggia dei Conigli in Lampedusa, Sicily

Rabbits Beach

This is the 'Beach of the Rabbits' if we translate his name, in Lampedusa. It owes its name to the islet in front of it, Isola dei Conigli, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And of course it must be because it is a virgin place of great beauty, with crystal clear waters. It must be said that to get there you have to walk a while along a path and that in summer it is usually quite crowded. At the end of summer we can even see a turtle in the area if we are lucky.

Cala Rossa on Favignana island, Sicily

Cala Rossa

This Cala Rossa belongs to the natural reserve of the Aegades Islands, on the Favignana Island. A place where quarry extraction was once carried out, and which is now a very touristy area. Now it stands out for its incredible clear waters, with turquoise and blue tones in a huge area for bathing or snorkeling. The surrounding natural landscape where you can take a walk and the rock formations complete the offer of this interesting and beautiful beach.

Baia delle Zagare in Gargano, Puglia

Baia della Zagaro

Located in the Gargano National Park you will find this bay. In this bay several things stand out, and it is that it is a rather beautiful natural place with a wild appearance, which, however, is already more touristy than in the past, and has umbrellas on the beach and some services. It stands out for the smell of orange blossom and also for the rock formations in the middle of the sea, which have been formed by the erosion of water and air, something that reminds us of beaches such as Las Catedrales in Lugo, Spain.

Cala Spinosa in Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia

Spinosa Cove

In the town of Capo Testa you will find Cala Spinosa, a beach that is reached by paths that are a bit steep. The good thing about this small cove is that not everyone is willing to make the effort to get to it, but it is certainly worth it to enjoy those clear waters.

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