Italy's Best Beaches
Surrounded by water on all sides, Italy has miles and miles of beautiful and unique beaches. From swimming coves to picturesque seascapes, there's something for everyone.
ViareggioTuscany's largest beach town, Viareggio is one of the farthest points south on the Italian Riviera. Viareggio is a classic resort town with art nouveau buildings, bustling nightlife and endless food, but it's best known for its wild Carnival festival, a tradition since 1873. 960 1280
island-secrets_105_phlegrean_ss_005A woman lounges in a thermal spring at Parco Negombo on the island of Ischia in the Phlegraean Islands. This extensive complex of volcanic pools, mud baths and natural sea caves allows visitors to relax and soak up the area’s healing mineral waters. 960 1280
island-secrets_105_phlegrean_ss_019Current owner Anna Cristina Mattera inherited the castle through her grandfather, who purchased it in 1912. Visitors can tour some of the apartments where the family lives, explore the fortress’s military museum, and even spend the night in the hotel that’s part of the castle. And don’t miss the Aragonese’s ancient frescoes – discovered in the 12th century – which recently underwent an extensive 5-year renovation. 960 1280
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