Indagare Matchmaker: Italian Beach Destinations

Italy’s eternal allure has beckoned travelers for centuries with its dramatic coastline and sophisticated isles. From charming, cliffside villages with dramatic sea views to islands brimming with untamed beauty and secluded coves, Italy plays host to some of the world’s loveliest beach destinations. Here, Indagare reports on our Italian seaside favorites, as well as the iconic lake region, and offers tips on how to see the Italian coast by boat.

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Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast, around 30 miles south of Naples, is a place where land, sea and sky combine in otherworldly perfection. Positano, the alluring honeymoon destination par excellence, is almost unrecognizable from its days as a humble fishing port, but its wide beach and fabulous hotels are a summer favorite. Continuing east along the road after Positano, the teeny coastal villages line up like pearls on a string: Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara.

Beach Scene: The region’s steep coastline means most beaches are narrow and often rocky. Still, it’s one of Italy’s perennially popular beach destinations thanks to the epic scenery.
What Makes It Unique: The cliffside towns with romantic hotels and unsurpassed views
Top Activities: Hiking, leisurely lunches, boating, lounging at beach clubs, cooking classes, visits to Pompeii
Who Should Go: Honeymooners and couples looking for a beautiful backdrop to their romance
Where To Stay: The elegant Le Sirenuse in Positano or the peaceful Monastero Santa Rosa




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Beach Scene: The area has several small, laid back beaches. Indagare’s favorite hotel in Porto Ercole has a terraced beach club that plunges into the sea.
What Makes It Unique: Getting the best of Tuscan food, wine and hospitality with access to day-trips around the region while staying oceanside
Top Activities: Exploring the coast by boat, visiting nearby vineyards and soaking up the Tuscan sun
Who Should Go: Sophisticated couples looking for a nostalgic Italian escape
Where To Stay: Step into a Slim Aarons photograph at Il Pellicano, a chic hideaway above the Med

– Kira Reinke on March 14, 2023


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