Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What Are The Best Beaches In Italy?

By Enrico Forte

SUMMARY: In Italy the best period for a summer vacation goes from May to the end of September. Here you'll discover what are the top places for your summer holidays.

For your summer holidays in Italy, the best region is Sicily, here the temperature of the sea to swim all the year. The coast is much varied, there sable beaches and reefs...start analyze them from Palermo.

The beach of Mondello
Mondello is one of the well known summer place of Italy, it's close to Palermo the biggest city of Sicily. In addiction to its wonderful sea, Mondello is an ancient fishermen village famous for its summer sport and food events. It's full of good pizzeria, restaurants and fast food.

The beach of Taormina
Taormina is the pearl of the Mediterranean, it's a medieval village. Its beach is the small bay of Mazzar├▓, full of sea caves and natural marine reserve like the Isola Bella, a little island connected to the mainland by a little sand beach.

The beach of San Vito lo Capo
The beach is in the western coast of Sicily in the city of Trapani, where there is the natural reserve of "Zingaro". It is famous for the presence of "tonnare" (ancient tool to fish the tuna).

The south coast of the Sicily is formed by sand beaches, reefs and capes. In the south side of the island there is a little treasure: The Island of Currents

The Island of the Currents is a small rocks island, very similar to the African coast. It's the southern tip of Europe.

Vendicari in Syracuse
Vendicari is a natural paradise between the cities of Noto and Scicli(UNESCO patrimony). Here it's possible to visit turtles that deposit eggs and a lot of birds.

In the oriental coast there is the beach of Catania...the Playa and the volcanic reef of Acicastello and Acitrezza.

The beaches of Ragusa
In Ragusa there are in particular 4 sable beaches with limpid waters: Marina di Ragusa, Marina di Modica, Pozzallo and Sampieri.

Capo D'Orlando in Messina
The coast from Messina is characterized by the reef of Saint Gregorio, with view of the Aeolian Islands, and Tindari.

Cefalu is a little village between Palermo and Capo D' Orlando. Here there are sable beaches for approximately 1,5 km. It's advised to do windsurf, visit the fishermen and the historical centers with a boat tour.

Useful tips to get a better summer vacation:

  • The best periods are the months of June and September. August and July are crowded
  • I some beach it's possible to pay for 10€ for entrance and cabin.
  • Many beaches have their bars and restaurants (a bit expensive but good)
  • Parking cost is 2€ a day
  • The safeguard is available from 8:00 AM to 18:30 PM
  • Don't swim over 200 meters from the coast
  • “Topless” is allowed only is some beaches
  • The coast guard number in Italy is 117
  • The red flag on the beach means danger cause bad conditions of weather


enrico said...

great thing to take an article you didn't wrote and don't put the link the author....

Oleh Koval said...

Thank you for your comments and for the article. Now I put the link to your profile.