Italy, as you already know, is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Not only there are the rolling hills of Tuscany, the romantic canals of Venice, the ancient history of Rome and the mouthwatering food all around. For these and million other reasons, Italy is consistently among the most-visited countries in the world, but what you might not know is that beaches in Italy it’s where you absolutely have to be.

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Summer is hardly over – check out these beaches in Italy!

Whether you still have to take time off or you just came back from your exotic holiday, you might want to start planning an Italian break. Wanderlust is calling! So check out these stunning beaches in Italy you absolutely shouldn’t miss and extend your summer holidays for a couple of days.

After all, life is a beach, regardless of the season ?

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Maratea – Basilicata

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Getting there: Fly to Naples and from there Maratea is about three hours from Naples Central Station by regional train, or just over two hours by InterCity train. Another option is the Eurostar, which stops at nearby Sapri. See the Trenitalia website for schedules and ticketing information.

By car: the quickest way to reach Maratea is by the A3 tollway from Naples, which takes two to three hours. Leave the Autostrada at the Lagonegro Nord/Maratea exit and follow the local roads to Maratea.

Camogli – Liguria

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Getting there: fly to Cristoforo Colombo Airport in Genoa and then take a rental car along the A12 motorway it is possible to exit in Recco: Camogli is at about 2 km far or along SS1, coming from Rapallo, after the hamlet of Ruta a 3km street on the left leads to Camogli. You can also take a train along the Genoa-Rome line.

Polignano A Mare – Puglia

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Getting there: From Bari, it’s just a 20-minute train ride to Polignano a Mare (and a whopping €2.30) or, of course, you can rent your own car from Bari airport.

Tropea – Calabria

Bellissima Tropea ??#spiaggia #sabbiabianca #marebello #acquacristallina #maredicalabria

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Getting there: By air  the closest airport is Lamezia Terme, from where you can get a train (4-8€) which will take you to Tropea in less than 50 minutes.

Porto Giunco – Sardegna

I wish that I could follow through I know that your love is true And deep As the sea But right now Everything you want is wrong, And right now All your dreams are waking up, And right now I wish I could follow you To the shores Of freedom, Where no one lives. " . . . #whatitalyis #lavitainunoscatto  #photosthatspeaktome #scrivoconlaluce_ #spaziofantasia  #postfortheaesthetic #picsfrominstagram #myheadisastorm  #lights_inframe #ig_italy #tv_living #scatticolorful  #bestitaliapics #hoilcuoreazzurromare #sardegna #sardegna_super_pics #sardegnamare #focusardegna #vivosardegna #volgosardegna #visititalia #italia365 #igers_sardegna  #lanuovadardegna

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Getting there: Sardinia is easily reached from all around the world by plane. You can fly to Alghero (northwest), Olbia (north) or Cagliari (south) and closer to Porto Giunco.  From Europe, you can also travel comfortably by ferry in your own car.

Numana – Marche

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Getting there: Fly to the “Raffaello Sanzio” Airport in Falconara and from there take the “Aerobus Raffaello Ancona-Aeroporto” to Ancona Stazione Centrale and then take a bus to Marcelli. If you are driving, from A 14 motorway, take the exit Loreto-Porto Recanati and then drive in the direction of Porto Recanati. When you see the coastal road, drive in the direction of Sirolo/Numana for about 6 km. Turn left at the signpost ‘Numana”. By train, from the Ancona Central Station (Stazione Centrale), take a taxi or a bus to Marcelli. From the Port of Ancona (Ancona Ferries Terminal) you can take a taxi or a bus to Marcelli or you can proceed by car toward South direction Numana-Marcelli.

Francavilla A Mare – Abruzzo

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Getting there: Easy to be reached, Francavilla A Mare is along the Adriatica road, 3 km far from the Adriatic highway A14. You can fly into the International Airport Abruzzo which is only 12 km away.

Ginostra – Sicily

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Getting there: Ginostra can only be reached by sea. Until just a few years ago, large boats could not dock because the tiny port did not have a pier and tourists reached the shore by means of the “rollo,” a small wooden boat that made trips back and forth between the boat and land. Today, you can reach Ginostra by ferry and hydrofoil with Siremar, Snav and Ustica Lines from Naples, Reggio Calabria and from Messina, Milazzo, and Palermo in Sicily.

Spiaggia Bianca – Tuscany

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Getting there: you can fly both to Pisa and Florence, from where there is a train that takes you to Rosignano Marittimo, which is only a few kilometres away.

Baia del buon dormire – Basilicata

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Getting there: you can fly to Naples Airport and from there you have the option to catch a train (4hrs and 20 minutes) or a bus (6hrs and 30 minutes). Or you can pick your rental car and drive the beautiful coastline instead.

Isola di Levanzo – Sicily

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Getting there: there are numerous flights from Europe that fly to Trapani and Levanzo is just about 14 kms away from there. You can easily rent a car from the airport.

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