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Holidays in June: where to go to the beach in Italy


For those on tight budgets, the month of June is the ideal time for a vacation. The Italian tourist season is upon us but the high season has not yet arrived, the beaches are less crowded and the prices remain absolutely affordable even for those who do not sail in gold.
Our country, then, is really full not only of heavenly beaches, but also of holiday resorts rich in history, culture, nature, art and archeology. You are really spoiled for choice! With the right programming you can treat yourself a stay at competitive prices in some of the most beautiful places in our country. Here are the recommended Italian destinations for a holiday in June.



Index

  1. Riviera di Levante (Portofino, Camogli, Porto Venere)
  2. Venetian Riviera (Caorle, Jesolo, Sottomarina)
  3. Lignano Sabbiadoro
  4. Versilia (Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore)
  5. Conero Riviera (Ancona, Porto Recanati)
  6. Riviera Romagnola (Rimini, Riccione, Milano Marittima)
  7. Vasto and the Costa dei Trabocchi
  8. Costa Ionica Lucana (Policoro, Metaponto, Marina di Pisticci)
  9. Termoli and the Costa Verde
  10. Gulf of Gaeta and Pontine Islands
  11. Gulf of Naples
  12. Salento
  13. Gargano
  14. Calabria Jonica
  15. Tyrrhenian Calabria
  16. Sicilian Islands (Aeolian, Egadi, Lampedusa)
  17. Riserva dello Zingaro and the Trapani coast
  18. Cyclops Riviera
  19. Gallura and the Maddalena Archipelago
  20. Gulf of Cagliari
  21. User questions and comments

Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.



1 - Riviera di Levante (Portofino, Camogli, Porto Venere)

The seaside and tourist resorts of the Riviera di Levante are a sought-after and exclusive destination, also frequented by local VIPs and international personalities. The area preserves some of the most beautiful beaches in Liguria, such as Boccadasse, Capolungo, San Fruttuoso (Camogli), the Blue Bay of Lerici and the Bay of Silence, in Sestri Levante. The waters are clear and clean, the beaches equipped and formed mainly by pebbles. Even the characteristic villages have always attracted tourists from all over the world, such as Portofino, Rapallo, Camogli and Recco, also famous for its tasty focaccia and gastronomic capital on the way to the Gulf of Tigullio. If you have little time, you can visit Camogli, San Fruttuoso and Portofino in a single day with a comfortable 1-day tour accompanied by an expert guide.
At the center of the Riviera di Levante there is also Levanto, from which the famous begin Cinque Terre, with Porto Venere and Lerici, on the other hand, you enter the Gulf of poets.


  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, since the beaches in the area are equipped to welcome families with services dedicated to children but also full of clubs and discos designed for the entertainment of children
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 16 °, max 22 °, average water temperature 24 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 104,00 per room -
  • Portofino: 1-hour snorkeling tour to Paraggi bay Camogli, San Fruttuoso and Portofino: full-day tour

2 - Venetian Riviera (Caorle, Jesolo, Sottomarina)

The stretch of the Venetian coast overlooking the Adriatic Sea is made up of wide sandy beaches and offers tourists a series of services that make their holiday unforgettable: a large offer of hotels, tourist villages and campsites. The seaside resorts of the Venetian Riviera, from Caorle to Jesolo, are an ideal destination especially for families, since the beaches, in addition to being wide, slope very slightly into the sea. The waters are also clean and clear, thanks to the continuous oxygenation and sea currents that guarantee the hydrosaline exchange. The authenticity of the local gastronomy is to be mentioned, with dishes ranging from meat and fish, without forgetting the excellent local wines. Furthermore, some places are also very popular with young people, attracted by the many clubs in the area and by the famous Acqualandia, now Caribe Bay.


  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, the area offers accommodation and attractions suitable for all types of tourists. The beaches are particularly suitable for children, even very small ones, there is no shortage of night entertainment dedicated to children
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 15,9 °, max 24,8 °, average water temperature 22 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 51,00 per room -

3 - Lignano Sabbiadoro

Lignano Sabbiadoro is located in Friuli Venezia Giulia and is known internationally as ideal tourist location for relaxing and fun holidays, in a naturalistic context of great value. Often awarded the Blue Flag, the sea of ​​Lignano is clear and clean, with rather shallow waters. The locality includes more than eight kilometers of golden beach, formed by fine sand. Its renowned spas allow you to undergo regenerating treatments that include sandblasting and other practices that involve the use of sea water. From here you can also leave for the neighbor Avifaunistic Oasis of Marano which is home to numerous species of birds. After dinner Lignano changes its face, and those who want to let loose will be spoiled for choice between clubs, discos, disco pubs, casinos, night clubs, concerts and beach parties.


  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, Lignano has both a quiet and relaxed character, which makes this location the perfect destination especially for those looking for activities to do with children, that crazy and wild, ideal for young people
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 16 °, max 25 °, average water temperature 26 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 96,00 per room -

4 - Versilia (Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore)

Tuscany is a very popular destination for Italians and foreigners for their holidays especially for the versatility of its territory it offers fascinating cities of art but also places with a lively nightlife, with clean beaches, and mountain huts. Versilia is located in the north-western part of the region and the reasons for choosing it for your holidays are many, starting with the beaches, which are clean and generally made up of long stretches of golden sand. Bathing establishments abound, making the offer varied, suitable for every type of need.
The territory is characterized by the Apuan Alps, with splendid landscapes and paths traced by the CAI, ideal for lovers of walking and trekking. Lucca is just one of the cities that characterize the area, together with Pietrasanta, Camaiore and Forte dei Marmi. It is in the latter location, together with Viareggio, that they can be found pedestrian boulevards with many designer shops. As for clubs and nightlife, Versilia is second to none, with the famous Capannina. The food and wine are also renowned, nothing is missing.


  • Ideal for: young people and couples, thanks to the entertainment and possibilities of night entertainment. For families, the area could be rather expensive, especially for large ones.
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 15 °, max 27 °, average water temperature 26 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 89,00 per room -
  • From Florence: full-day tour to Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi

5 - Riviera del Conero (Ancona, Porto Recanati)

Along the Marche coast there is a spectacular strip of land, protected by the promontory of Monte Conero, south of Ancona. The homonymous and green promontory meets the blue of the Adriatic, the result is a fantastic landscape and a splendid territory full of sandy beaches (famous are those of Mezzavalle, the Due Sorelle beach, the beaches of Sirolo and Portonovo) and isolated coves reachable with special paths indicated for trekking lovers. The sea and nature are not the only elements to characterize the Conero Riviera, there are also historic cities and medieval fortresses, such as Ancona, Numana, Sirolo and Camerano. Furthermore, Recanati is the birthplace of Giacomo Leopardi: the Colle dell'Infinito and the remains of the ancient Torre di Sant'Agostino inspired the Solitary Sparrow.

  • Ideal for: couples and families, the area is very quiet and suitable for those looking for a holiday full of nature and relaxation
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 18 °, max 25 °, average water temperature 24 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -

6 - Riviera Romagnola (Rimini, Riccione, Milano Marittima)

You cannot mention the Riviera Romagnola without immediately thinking about it endless beaches and fresh and fragrant pine forests, music and nightlife, piadina and the rest of the local gastronomy, as well as the wonderful Malatesta castles between Rimini and the hinterland. A holiday in Romagna is a mix of tradition and hospitality, the beaches are also equipped to accommodate children and animals, the most famous locations such as Rimini, Riccione and Milano Marittima can be synonymous with Italian holidays. Mirabilandia, one of the first and most popular Italian amusement parks, is located in the Savio district of the municipality of Ravenna; the Acquafan of Riccione is instead one of the most famous water parks.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, there is no category that is forgotten in Romagna: wide and equipped beaches, amusement parks, nightlife
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 15 °, max 25 °, average water temperature 24 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 87,00 per room -
  • Ravenna: guided tour Riccione: entrance ticket to the Oltremare park

7 - Vasto and the Costa dei Trabocchi

The stretch of coast in the province of Chieti, in Abruzzo, is known as the Costa dei Trabocchi due to the presence of many trabocchi, or the ancient fishing machines on stilts typical of this area. In addition to Vasto, the most famous towns on the coast are Ortona, San Vito Chietino and Rocca San Giovanni. The 133 km of coastline are characterized by beaches protected by cliffs and turquoise sea, such as Punta dell'Acquabella, Calata Turchino and the Cavalluccio beach. Vasto is also a tourist destination rich in history, with a very particular position: it is located on a hill that slopes towards the coast and overlooks the Lunato Gulf.

  • Ideal for: couples, the area is very quiet and lends itself to comfortable and relaxed holidays. Many beaches are not equipped, so families may find it a bit difficult
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 18 °, max 27 °, average water temperature 22 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 79,00 per room -

8 - Costa Ionica Lucana (Policoro, Metaponto, Marina di Pisticci)

The Ionian coast of Lucania extends for only 35 km on the Adriatic sea. IS a short and wild stretch of coast, the beaches are wide and solitary with a dense surrounding vegetation, composed of Mediterranean scrub and white lily, which gives the coast a delicious and characteristic scent. It is easy to guess that it is a destination suitable for those who want to spend holidays in quiet and peaceful places, almost isolated. Even history lovers can discover the history and traditions of Magna Graecia still very present in these places, witnessed by temples, monuments, theaters and necropolis. Those coming from the north will first come across the town of Metaponto, one of the most popular and easily served, can be visited with a complete tour of the archaeological site, and then proceed with a visit to the beautiful Policoro and Marina di Pisticci.

  • Ideal for: couples and families with not too young children, most of the beaches are free and wild, therefore there are no services suitable for those traveling with small children
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 15 °, max 27 °, average water temperature 22 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 67,00 per room -
  • Metaponto: 3-hour guided archaeological site tour

9 - Termoli and the Costa Verde

The coast of Molise, also known as Costa Verde, is only 35 km long but is home to beautiful beaches not too crowded and a short distance from characteristic villages. The coast is interrupted by a promontory dominated by the suggestive ancient village of Termoli, overlooking the sea. The beaches to visit absolutely in this short stretch of coast are that of Marina di Petacciato, wild and unexplored, the beaches of Campomarino, wide and formed by golden sand and those of Termoli.

  • Ideal for: young people and couples, even this stretch of coast is mostly wild and not equipped, ideal for lovers of unspoiled nature and a holiday dedicated to relaxation and tranquility
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 21 °, max 27 °, average water temperature 24 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 72,00 per room -

10 - Gulf of Gaeta and Pontine Islands

The Pontine Islands (or Ponziane) are 6 wonderful islands off the coast of the Gulf of Gaeta and include the island of Gavi and the island of Zannone, protected areas and part of the Circeo National Park. They are part of the province of Latina, the name by which they are known derives from that of the largest, the island of Ponza. This part of the Lazio sea is very appreciated because it is considered one of the many Italian natural paradises that are still wild and unspoiled, where in addition to beaches and crystalline waters you can also discover evidence of ancient times, with many underwater finds too. The peculiarity of the Gulf of Gaeta is that it still remains rather unknown to mass tourism, despite being considered one among the most romantic places in our country. The beaches are wide and with a good offer of services, the sea is clear and clean, as evidenced by the numerous blue flags awarded over the years to the various stretches of coastline.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, although this stretch of coast has not yet been crowded by mass tourism, services and entertainment for everyone abound, which is why it is a destination suitable for everyone
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 13 °, max 27 °, average water temperature 23 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 82 per room -
  • Ponza: 1 day boat excursion from Rome

11 - Gulf of Naples

The Gulf of Naples is that wonderful stretch of coast that includes not only the Neapolitan city, Sorrento and Pompeii, but also the splendid islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia. The latter, in particular, are a destination for exclusive tourism and a holiday in these places is not suitable for all budgets. The island of Procida is the smallest and combines a wonderful sea with a historic center with charming alleys and churches, among the most beautiful beaches is the Postman's Beach, so called because one of the main scenes of the film was shot here. Troisi. Ischia is the largest in the region and has 6 municipalities, the beach of Maronti and Sant'Angelo are worth a visit. Capri is the most exclusive island, with the famous "piazzetta", the Faraglioni, the Blue Grotto and the beautiful beach of Marina Grande.
If you are short on time, we recommend that you take a 1-day tour to discover 3 of the beautiful cities of the Amalfi coast.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, the islands (especially Capri) are quite exclusive and could also be very expensive, not only in terms of accommodation but also for various activities such as boat rides
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 23 °, max 31 °, average water temperature 24 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 113 per room -
  • Capri: boat tour with stop at the Blue Grotto Procida and Ischia cruise from Sorrento Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi: full-day tour from Naples

12 - Salento

Salento is one of the most popular destinations not only by Italians, thanks to its breathtaking landscapes, its splendid cities and enchanting beaches. For some years, this area of ​​Puglia has become destination par excellence for those looking for holidays in the name of the clear blue sea, to discover the typical dishes of the area and to explore the towns that border it. Listing the most beautiful beaches in Salento is a difficult task, starting from Punta Prosciutto, with its fine white sand, passing through Porto Selvaggio, surrounded by a natural park, up to Baia di Torre Lapillo, with its fantastic barrier. coral. Moreover, those who want to combine folklore and traditions with the classic beach holiday cannot help but visit Lecce, elegant and with a typical baroque charm, or Gallipoli, one of the most important Salento centers and the capital of local entertainment, or Otranto, with its mix of nature, sea and fun.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, Salento is suitable for everyone, especially for those who love the transparent sea and the shallow water. Entertainment dedicated to young people abound and services for families are constantly improving
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 17 °, max 29 °, average water temperature 22 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 79,00 per room -
  • Natural beauties of Salento: tour to Leuca and Specchia Lecce: private rural tour of Salento

13 - Gargano

The Gargano is also known as the "Sperone d'Italia" because of its position, it is in fact located in the north-east of Puglia and is bathed by the crystalline Adriatic sea. The provincial capital Foggia is the most important city in the area, together with the towns of Vieste, Rodi Garganico, Peschici, San Giovanni Rotondo, San Severo and many others. Hidden among the many shades of green, the beaches of the Gargano are to be found in the almost 200 km of coastline that alternate coves of dunes, sheer cliffs, Mediterranean scrub and limestone walls. Baia di Manaccorra is located between Peschici and Vieste and, thanks to the winds that beat it, it is the destination of many sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts. The Zaiana beach, on the other hand, is very popular with local and non-local youth, animated by small beach bars and enriched by a fantastic sea.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, even the Gargano offers the possibility of a holiday suitable for all types of tourists, the beaches are equipped but quiet, at sunset there are plenty of opportunities for fun
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 13 °, max 21 °, average water temperature 23 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 75,00 per room -
  • E-bike excursion in the Gargano

14 - Calabria Jonica

The Ionian coast is one of the least touristy stretch of Calabrian coast in the region. South of Catanzaro begins the Costa degli Aranci, which is a little more touristy and with equipped beaches, while in the southern part there are the so-called Costa dei Gelsomini and the Costa Viola. Caminia beach, in the Gulf of Squillace, is a splendid location set between two cliffs where there are many ravines and caves. Do not miss the beach of Copanello of Staletti, near Soverato, wide and with golden and white sand, ideal for those seeking nature and relaxation. The area is also perfect for history lovers, who can get a taste of what was once Magna Graecia here. Capo Rizzuto is one of the most wonderful marine protected areas in the whole Mediterranean: in addition to a breathtaking sea, it is possible to visit Capo Colonna e Le Castella. Other most beautiful beaches in the area are: Cirò Marina, Lido Sant'Angelo and Sibari.

  • Ideal for: young people and couples, the area is rather wild and unspoiled, although there are some services and entertainment, especially for the youngest
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 13 °, max 21 °, average water temperature 23 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -

15 - Tyrrhenian Calabria

The coast of Tyrrhenian Calabria extends for several kilometers where they alternate expanses of wild sand and equipped beaches, together with small and charming villages that make the coast the ideal place for any type of holiday. Coming from the north, you reach the first Riviera of the Cedars, with Praia a Mare and its dark sand beaches. Going down to the south you reach it then Scalea, with its historic center surrounded by ancient walls and the decidedly touristic waterfront. There Coast of the Gods includes the entire province of Vibo Valentia with beautiful white beaches and turquoise sea. Here is one of the most popular places in Calabria, Tropea, with its crystal clear sea and almost Caribbean beaches.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, as it is very extensive, the Calabrian Tyrrhenian coast is also quite varied and offers facilities and services suitable for everyone
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 20 °, max 27 °, average water temperature 27 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 69,00 per room -

16 - Sicilian Islands (Aeolian, Egadi, Lampedusa)

The Aeolian Islands are seven volcanic islands north of Capo Orlando on the northern coast of Sicily. In this archipelago there are Lipari, Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea. The Aeolian Islands can be reached via daily boat trips from Taormina, Milazzo and Tropea.

The archipelago of the Egadi Islands is instead located at the western end of Sicily, not far from Trapani, and includes the islands of Favignana, Levanzo, Marettimo, the islet of Formica and the rock of Maraone. They are surrounded by crystal clear waters populated by a rich and varied marine flora and fauna, therefore a favorite destination for snorkelers and divers. If you have little time, join a panoramic boat tour that will take you to discover the coasts of these enchanting islands.

Lampedusa, is one of the 4 islands that make up the Pelagie Islands. It is made up of rocky coves, paradisiacal beaches and stacks overlooking the sea. The beaches are almost all in the port area and in the south-east: Spiaggia dei Conigli, Cala Pulcino, Cala Galera.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, the islands are well equipped for a complete holiday: beaches with services for children, day and night entertainment for all tastes
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 20 °, max 26 °, average water temperature 27 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 86,00 per room -
  • Aeolian Islands: full day tour of Lipari and Vulcano from Taormina Favignana and Levanzo by boat

17 - Riserva dello Zingaro and Trapani coast

The first reserve to be established in Sicily, the Riserva dello Zingaro is a strip of coast still practically uncontaminated. The territory, about 7 km long, is between the municipalities of San Vito lo Capo and Castellammare and hosts seven small beaches, fascinating and wild in character. Emerald sea and white sand, the coves of Punta Capreia, Cala del Varo, Cala della Disa and Cala Berretta are just some of the most amazing points of this paradise. Find out more about how to visit it: map and itineraries.

The Trapani coast is renowned both for its artistic beauties and for its enchanting and crystalline sea, with fine sand beaches. The fairytale landscapes are reminiscent of Caribbean and exotic locations, the beaches are many and are suitable for all types of tourism. Among the most beautiful beaches are San Vito Lo Capo, the Faraglioni of Scopello, Guidaloca, Selinunte and Castellammare del Golfo.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, the variety of beaches and seabed makes the area suitable for all types of tourism
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 20 °, max 26 °, average water temperature 27 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 79,00 per room -
  • Segesta and Selinunte: tour from Trapani Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo: tour from Trapani

18 - Riviera of the Cyclops

Land of myths and legends, the Riviera dei Ciclopi in Sicily was shaped by Etna with its lava flows which later became rocks and steep cliffs overlooking a clear sea. It extends between Aci Trezza, Aci Castello and Acireale, north of Catania, and is a splendid stretch of coast with rocky beaches. In fact, there are no sandy beaches in this area of ​​Sicily, on the other hand villages and towns preserve Norman testimonies still perfectly preserved and truly enchanting historical centers. If you have little time, explore the area with the guided tour that will immerse you in the world of mythology, discovering legends, myths and breathtaking natural wonders.

  • Ideal for: young people and couples, the absence of sandy beaches could represent an obstacle to families, especially if with very young children
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 15 °, max 24 °, average water temperature 27 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 78,00 per room -
  • Catania: guided tour of the Riviera of the Cyclops Etna, Acireale and Acitrezza: tour from Catania

19 - Gallura and the Maddalena Archipelago

The area is located in the north-eastern extremity of Sardinia, precisely in the stretch of coast that overlooks the sea of ​​the Marine Park of the La Maddalena Archipelago, with its enchanting islets that dot a tropical-looking sea. The 7 major islands (La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Spargi, Razzoli) they guard some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy: Cala Corsara, on the island of Spargi; the Pink Beach on Budelli; Cala Coticcio on Caprera. Palau is an important port and tourist destination, which has always been a natural link with the island of La Maddalena, a place of unique and amazing beauty. If you are short on time and want to discover the beautiful coasts of the archipelago, opt for a comfortable boat tour.
Porto Liscia beach is made up of a golden beach and is one of the most enchanting in the area, together with Cala Sambuco and the Rena Bianca beach. Olbia, Santa Teresa di Gallura and San Teodoro are the most famous tourist resorts in this part of Sardinia.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, an area very popular with all kinds of tourists, the sandy beaches and shallow water attract families, exclusive clubs and discos for the youngest
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 15 °, max 26 °, average water temperature 32 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 65,00 per room -
  • Maddalena Archipelago: 7-hour boat tour

20 - Gulf of Cagliari

Also called the Gulf of Angels, it is the ideal location for those looking for wild and paradisiacal beaches, for holidays full of sun and sea, of nature's summer nightlife. A few steps from Cagliari and Quartu Sant'Elena are the Poetto beach, 10 km long with a turquoise sea, Cala Fighera frequented by lovers of nudism, Cala Mosca instead preferred by families thanks to crystal clear water and a backdrop formed by small pebbles . The nightlife in Cagliari also makes this part of Sardinia particularly suitable for those who love to live the sea by day and go wild at night.

  • Ideal for: young people, couples and families, the proximity to the Sardinian capital makes the area perfect for those who love summer fun, both day and night, beaches and transparent sea, services and amenities
  • Average temperatures: min temperature 15 °, max 26 °, average water temperature 30 °
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 95,00 per room -
  • Beaches of Villasimius: 1 day tour from Cagliari Cagliari tour: 5 hour shore excursion
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