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The 21 most beautiful beaches belle d'Italia - Official Ranking 2020

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In the middle of the summer season, the temperature rises to incredible peaks. The heat and heat become unbearable and we all feel the need for a refreshing swim in the sea. After a year of hard work, we are entitled to a little relaxation: it's time to indulge in a well-deserved rest. But where to spend the holidays? Don't worry, he thinks about this by suggesting you the ranking of the best seaside resorts in the country.

To decree it, we asked the 20.000 members of the community to participate in a survey, expressing 5 preferences from a range of over 100 beaches scattered around the beautiful country. The 2020 ranking emerged from the results of the survey the most beautiful beaches in Italy!



21 - Bay of the Saracens, Finale Ligure - Liguria (1285 votes)

Baia dei Saraceni is certainly among the most beautiful places in the whole of Liguria, which also this year receives the blue flag. Along the road that flanks the coast between Finale Ligure and the pretty village of Vaigotti, you arrive at the small bay. Fabulous colors, clear water and breathtaking rocks; you can't help but stop. Baia dei Saraceni is truly a fantastic destination, ideal for those who want to sunbathe or swim surrounded by incredible vegetation, it is among the most picturesque tourist areas in Liguria and moreover it is completely free.


  • Type: Rock
  • Entrance: Free but with the presence of factories
  • Ideal for: Young people and lovers of diving from the rocks in safety, couples and groups

20 - Cala Violina, Scarlino - Tuscany (1304 votes)

What to say about Cala Violina? When you arrive you immediately realize how special it is, a particularly suggestive cove in the Maremma Grossetana: fine white sand and transparent water. This heavenly place is one of the most loved by tourists, as well as a source of great pride for the Tuscany region.


  • Type: Sand
  • Entrance: Free
  • Ideal for: Young people and groups. The crowding and the lack of services make it unsuitable for the elderly and children. Dogs can go to the beach but must wear a leash

19 - Caletta Rovaglioso, Palmi - Calabria (1356 votes)

A very special location that offers tourists unique sensations. Until a few years ago, reaching it was almost an undertaking given the poor accessibility of the path that led up to the cliff. Fortunately, today a "tourist miracle" has been performed and the territory has been greatly enhanced. Do not miss the spectacle of the water that breaks on the cliff.

  • Type: Rock
  • Entrance: Free
  • Ideal for: Snorkeling Lovers, Young People and Couples

18 - San Vito beach, San Vito lo Capo - Sicily (1378 votes)

Splendid typically Sicilian setting for the fabulous beach of San Vito lo Capo.
This tourist resort with a magnetic charm for families and couples is located not far from Trapani airport. Centuries of Arab influence have left their mark on the local cuisine. Couscous is the main specialty, an important annual event is dedicated to it, the Cous Cous Fest. This year it is confirmed as one of the most beautiful and recommended beaches for families with children, receiving two of the most coveted awards for Italian beaches: the 5 sails of Legambiente and the green flag of Italian pediatricians.



  • Type: Sand
  • Entrance: Free but with the presence of factories
  • Ideal for: the gently sloping seabed makes it perfect for families with children

17 - Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte - Sicily (1392 votes)

Just 15 minutes from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the brilliant white of the rocky wall juts out into the sea creating a stupendous scenery. The rock is an ideal springboard for bathers.
In 2007 the municipality of Realmonte submitted a request to UNESCO for the beach to be included among the World Heritage Sites.

  • Type: Mixed
  • Entrance: Free
  • Ideal for: Couples, Groups. The waters are quite deep so we do not recommend visiting for families with children

16 - Su Giudeu, Domus de Maria - Sardinia (1478 votes)

This spectacular location, recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy with 5 sails by Legambiente, offers many opportunities to tourists who choose it as a half for the holidays. It has numerous rocks just above the sea surface which make it particularly suitable for underwater fishing and diving enthusiasts.
And also resting place for flocks of flamingos, so it is particularly popular with bird watchers too.

  • Type: Sand
  • Entrance: Free but with the presence of factories
  • Ideal for: All. Families with children, young people, sports enthusiasts

15 - Tonnarella dell'Uzzo (Riserva dello Zingaro), Trapani - Sicily (1490 votes)

In the heart of the Riserva dello Zingaro, Tonnarella dell'Uzzo is the most beautiful of the reserve's 8 coves. Access to this beach is subject to a fee (full € 5,00, reduced € 3,00), but the natural spectacle is unparalleled. It is also possible to reach it by sea, the best solution for families with children or for diving enthusiasts.



  • Type: mixed sand and rocks
  • Entrance: for a fee
  • Ideal for: young people, couples

14 - Cala Feola (Ponza Island), Latina - Lazio (1491 votes)

A small patch of sand that becomes an anthill in summer! Crowded, yes, but truly a marvel! It is located on the island of Ponza, and Cala Feola can be reached naturally by sea or with a path of about 15 minutes. The whole bay area is a natural masterpiece, also recognized by Legambiente with 4 sails, offers natural pools, caves and lush native flora.

  • Type: mixed sand and rocks
  • Entrance: free
  • Ideal for: families, young people, couples

13 - Protected Marine Area of ​​Plemmirio, Syracuse - Sicily (1495 votes)

A few kilometers from the center of Syracuse, in an uncontaminated ecosystem, is what it is a real paradise for diving and snorkeling lovers.
It can be reached by car, ideal by quad, the descent to the sea is not really easy, but it's worth it! Ah, watch where to put your feet ... it's full of curls!

  • Type: cliff
  • Entrance: free
  • Ideal for: young people, couples

12 - Torre Sant'Andrea (Melendugno), Lecce - Puglia (1518 votes)

Between the renowned Baia dei Turchi and Torre dell'Orso, there is this stretch of rocky coast which takes the form of a natural platform that opens onto the sea.
A true natural masterpiece, among small caves, inlets, and in general an uncontaminated area not crowded by mass tourism.

  • Type: cliff
  • Entrance: free
  • Ideal for: young people, couples

11 - Cala Luna (Gulf of Orosei), Nuoro - Sardinia (1521 votes)

One of the symbolic beaches of Sardinia, surrounded by wild nature and so precious that it is not really a walk to reach it ...
There are no bathing establishments, the area is unspoiled and has a mixed terrain of sand and pebbles, with a steep cliff behind it and wonderful paths for trekking lovers.

  • Type: mixed cliff, sand and pebbles
  • Entrance: free
  • Ideal for: young people, couples

10 - Is Aruttas (Cabras), Oristano - Sardinia (1527 votes)

The "Aruttas", in Sardinian, are the caves. A little clue to understand what wonder of nature awaits us in Cabras, in the province of Oristano. A long stretch of fine grains of sand with an authentic nature behind it, uncontaminated, made of Mediterranean scrub. The sea, needless to say, is so beautiful it seems painted, and this year it wins the Green Flag to be one of the Italian beaches suitable for children according to Italian pediatricians.

  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free
  • Ideal for: young people, couples, families

9 - Tropea, Vibo Valentia - Calabria (1530 votes)

We are on the Costa degli Dei, in Calabria, to see what is rightly considered the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beach in question is that of the "Rotonda", and develops with a coastline of White sand right under the cliff overlooking the sea.

  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free with bathing establishments
  • Ideal for: all

8 - Marina di Camerota, Salerno - Campania (1534 votes)

It drops to eighth place in the ranking Cala Bianca beach, in Marina di Camerota in the Cilento National Park, UNESCO heritage. It is considered the main testimony of the immense naturalistic value of the Tyrrhenian coast. An ideal destination for families with children, in 2019 it receives the Green Flag to be one of the recommended beaches for children.

  • Type: Rock
  • Entrance: Free but with the presence of factories
  • Ideal for: Couples, young people and groups

7 - Bay of Silence (Sestri Levante), Genoa - Liguria (1575 votes)

The typical character of the Ligurian coast, with delicious colorful houses that frame the golden sandy beach. Here, in the Bay of Silence, the expression of the Ligurian sea finds its quintessence.

  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free with bathing establishments
  • Ideal for: families

6 - Porto Giunco ​​(Villasimius), Cagliari - Sardinia (1638 votes)

A beach that has the particularity of having a very fine sandy bottom white sand with pink shades, which are the result of the erosion of the pink granite rocks that characterize the area. Another feature is the watchtower of Spanish origin, which thus composes a picture worthy of the best artist.

  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free with bathing establishments
  • Ideal for: all

5 - La Pelosa (Stintino), Sassari - Sardinia (1645 votes)

Turquoise water and so transparent that it seems fake, white sand worthy of the most famous tropical paradises ... we are in the Gulf of Asinara, in a bay protected by the stacks of Capo Falcone which ensures that the water is always calm.
Here too there is a tower on the islet in front of the beach, which can also be reached on foot via a ford.

  • Type: sand
  • Entrance: free with bathing establishments
  • Ideal for: all

4 - Cala Rossa, Favignana, Egadi - Sicily (1672 votes)

The fantastic Cala Rossa is placed immediately behind the podium. Recognized among the most beautiful beaches in Italy also in the 2019 Legambiente ranking receiving the coveted 5 sails, this Sicilian pearl of rare beauty is among the most famous places on the island of Favignana, the largest of the Egadi archipelago.
If you visit the island, you cannot fail to stop in this small bay: here the blue colors of the sea meet the white tuff walls giving life to an unforgettable show.

  • Type: Rock
  • Entrance: Free
  • Ideal for: Young people and couples. The path to get there is quite challenging therefore we do not recommend it for the elderly and children

3 - Cala Goloritzè (Baunei), Ogliastra - Sardinia (1683 votes)

Cala Goloritzè carries the Sardinian flag high by occupying the third position. It is located at the bottom of a ravine, in the Ogliastra area, and precisely 9 kilometers from Baunei. It can be reached by boat or by land, the second solution involves crossing a path lasting 1 hour.
Cala Goloritze is particularly famous for the pinnacle about 143 meters high which annually attracts numerous climbing enthusiasts from all over the world.

  • Type: Rock
  • Entrance: for a fee (€ 6,00 adults, € 1,00 children up to 10 years)
  • Ideal for: Young and passionate about Climbing. The path to get there is quite challenging therefore we do not recommend it for the elderly and children

2 - Cala Mariolu (Baunei), Ogliastra - Sardinia (1691 votes)

We are close to the first position for what, it could not be otherwise, is a natural paradise. Already most beautiful beach in Italy in 2016 according to Tripadvisor, it is characterized by white sand and rocks with pink pebbles.
Reaching it is quite challenging, but perhaps this is also why it has remained so pure and unspoiled. However, there is a kiosk for drinks and refreshments and a point for renting umbrellas and snorkeling equipment.

  • Type: mixed sand, rocks and pebbles
  • Entrance: € 1,00 for adults, free for children. There are beaches and kiosk / bar
  • Ideal for: Young people

1 - Rabbit Beach (Lampedusa), Agrigento - Sicily (1697 votes)

In first place we find the island of Lampedusa with its Spiaggia dei Conigli. It is really difficult to find the right words to describe the sensations that this precious destination manages to convey to the lucky ones who visit it. Not by chance, was voted the most beautiful in the world by TripAdvisor, beating the competition of Playa de ses Illetes or Playa Flamenco. From the photos you could mistake it for a Caribbean location, but this Moditerranean jewel is located in Italy!

  • Type: Sand
  • Entrance: Free
  • Ideal for: Couples, Groups. The lack of services and the steep descent / ascent to reach it make it unsuitable for the elderly and children

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