Holiday makers in Italy choose many different ways to travel – train, car, aeroplanes but more than ever before, many travellers are choosing to sail around Italy.
Maratea is 97 miles south of Naples, and 69 miles from Salerno. The beaches here are similar to those found on the Amalfi coast yet far less crowded. There is a 19 mile stretch of coastline full of quiet, pebbly beaches leading to clear and clean blue waters. Maratea itself is a peaceful hilltop town from which you can see wonderful views of the area.
The Maremma is on the Tuscan coast between Cecina and Tarquinia. This coastline has remained largely untouched and is characterized by rocky cliffs, pine forests and olive groves. Castiglione della Pescaia and Marina di Grosseto are charming fishing towns that are surrounded by splendid sandy beaches. They are particularly popular with Italian holiday makers.
Caprera Island, Sardinia
Caprera Island is situated in the La Maddalena Archipelago in Sardinia and is the second largest island in the national park. It is full of soft, white, sandy bays and the waters surrounding the island are a dazzling turquoise. Cala Andreani, Cala Portese, Cala Napolitano and Cala Caprarese are all fantastic bathing spots, as well as the tiny beaches of Cala Serena and Cala Garibaldi.