The majority of the most beautiful Italian seaside resorts are located in Southern Italy and in the two main islands: Sicily and Sardinia.

If your plan on buying a house in Italy and you would like it to be close to the sea then Southern Italy should definitely be your focus area. Let’s have a look at the most beautiful seaside places together.




Facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast) is one of 55 Italian sites which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The whole area covers 11,231 hectares which stretch between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, and it includes 16 beautiful municipalities in the province of Salerno. Among the most famous tourist attractions is the town of Amalfi which was founded in the 4th Century BC, and which gives the name to the Amalfi Coast.

Figure 1. A view of the Amalfi coast. Source:


The beaches on the Amalfi Coast are small corners of paradise. One of the most beautiful and popular beaches among tourists from all over the world is the beach of Marina Grande, the main beach in Amalfi. The beach is lively and it is the perfect place to spend a few hours in the sun while enjoying an aperitif. It is the perfect destination for those who love social life and it is also the center of the coast’s nightlife.

A well-loved alternative for those who wish to relax is the beach of Atrani, which is one of the most popular beaches among families with children thanks to its lidos and shallow water. You can access this beach directly from the central square of the small village of Atrani.

Figure 2. Amalfi port. Source: 




The region of Calabria in Southern Italy offers many breathtaking beaches which face the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Among the ones you should definitively visit is Tropea, which is a stunning location. This is one of the most popular Italian destinations for tourists during the summer.

If you are looking for a relaxing spot, Cannone beach is a peaceful oasis as it is one of the least frequented beaches in Tropea. It is hidden between the port and the cliff of San Lorenzo. Rotonda beach is characterized by white sandy beach and extraordinarily clear water, it offers a breathtaking view from a cliff that overlooks the sea. According to most tourists it is one of the most beautiful places in the whole area. On the other hand, the beach named ‘A Linguata is the most loved by young people because it has volley courts, snorkeling opportunities and you can also rent canoes and pedal boats.

Figure 3. View of Tropea. Source:




Salento is known all over the world. It is part of Apulia, Italy’s most southeastern region which is known as the “heel” of Italy’s “boot”. Here you’ll find white sandy beaches but also quaint towns and villages such Alberobello (which is famous for the typical houses called “trulli”) and Ostuni (also known as “the white town”). Among the most beautiful seaside resorts in Salento are the beaches of Torre dell’Orso and Punta Prosciutto.

Torre dell’Orso is located in Melendugno, it is one of the most popular seaside resorts both among locals and tourists. It is characterized by crystal clear water and very fine white-sand. The beach takes its name from a 16th Century coastal tower which was partly demolished.  Some say that there is a rock that represents a species of bear under the tower. However, according to others, the town’s name may be in honor of Saint Orsola or it may come from “Urso”, which is the surname of the family who originally owned a lot of land in the area.

Punta Prosciutto is a part of Porto Cesareo. It is characterized by kilometers of beaches with fine white sand and dunes which are up to 8 meters high. The area is part of the Palude del Conte and Duna Costiera Nature Reserve.

Figure 4: The crystal clear sea of Salento. Source:




Lampedusa is one of the most popular destinations for those who love sunbathing, diving and exploring wild nature: this the last strip of Italian territory before the African coast. Lampedusa is a magnificent island in the south of Sicily, it is part of the Pelagie archipelago together with the island of Linosa and the cliff of Lampione.

The most famous beach in Lampedusa is the beach named Dei Conigli (literality, the beach of rabbits), one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole Mediterranean sea. It is a protected area for a species of sea turtles which lay their eggs here.

The island, a true spectacle of nature, can also be reached by those who cannot swim because the water that separates it from the coast is just over 1 meter deep. On warm nights you shouldn’t miss out on one of the many parties which are organized on the beach.

Figure 5: Boats in Lampedusa.




One of the most beautiful areas of Sardinia is certainly Costa Smeralda which offers unique beaches and islands; it also hosts many glamorous locations such as the legendary Porto Cervo. One of the best known beaches of Costa Smeralda is Cala di Volpe which is located in a protected inlet.

Figure 6: Sardinia. Source:

The landscape is breathtaking with dense vegetation that grows behind stunning beaches; the sea here displays a thousand different shades of blue.


So, are you eager to discover our beautiful beaches now? If your plans involve investing in real estate in Italy, our coasts offer the best deals for purchasers from all over the world. Not only will these locations offer you the unique opportunity to spend your holidays in a stunning seaside resort, but they will also be a great investment as you’ll be able to rent out your property to tourists.


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