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Discover the most beautiful beaches in Italy from isolated and paradisiacal bays, accessible only by sea, to fine-sand beach resorts

7,600 kilometres of coastline and a sea that shines in every shade of blue. Treat yourself to a unique holiday: the sea in Italy is calm and warm and the beaches are safe harbours where you can find peace and silence. But also endless places to have fun, do sports and taste special dishes; in a word: unforgettable.
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Although struggling with problems of overcrowding and traffic restrictions, and not immune to large-scale and not always high-quality construction, the resort retains some of the atmosphere that once made it a destination for romantic tourism. Particularly fascinating are the alleys and the stairways that characterise the layout of the oldest district and the imposing castle. There are two main religious buildings. The Oratory of San Rocco, in Largo Marconi - beside Piazza Garibaldi, accessible from the marina - with a 14th-century bell tower with two bas-reliefs from the 16th century and, inside, on the high altar, a beautiful 16th-century panel of Saints Martin bishop, Christopher, Sebastian and Rocco; in the left aisle, Our Lady Health of the Sick, an original painting on slate (16th century). The 17th-century church of San Francesco, in Via Cavour, has remarkable altarpieces, almost all by the Genoese school; the sacristy leads to the oratory of San Bernardino, where, according to tradition, Bernardino of Siena preached from the small black slate pulpit. Along the road that leads to Tellaro, a stretch of coastline of considerable environmental value is bordered, with a clear seabed rich in vegetation. Located between the points of Maramozza and Maralunga, the Caletta Underwater Archaeological Park is an ideal place for diving to discover the remains of a Roman merchant ship. On the stretch of craggy coastline between the headland of Maralunga and Fiascherino, there are enchanting little beaches with a steep descent.


The Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea: beaches, nature, history and legends Dating back to a valiant, 9th-century maritime republic, Gaeta, in the province of Latina, is an unmissable gem of Lazio. Surrounded by the mighty walls of the Angevin Aragonese Castle, Gaeta’s historic centre is a collection of narrow streets and small porticoes. Worth visiting are the Sanctuary of the Santissima Annunziata, home to the codices of the amanuensis monks, and the Churches of S. Maria della Sorresca, Saint John Evangelist “a Mare” and Saint Francis of Assisi. It is flanked on one side by the sea, and on the other by Monte Orlando. Towering over Gaeta is the Montagna Spaccata (cracked mountain), said to be linked to Christ’s death, when an earthquake split the rock in three. You will be enchanted by the breathtaking view when exploring the promontory on foot. Other unmissable sites include the Sanctuary of the Most Holy Trinity – a renowned pilgrimage destination founded in 930 by the Benedictine Fathers on the ruins of a Roman general’s villa – and the Grotta del Turco cave, accessible via a 300-step staircase. The route, now a prayer site, is marked by the stations of the Way of the Cross with mid-19th-century majolica panels, partly restored and decorated with poetic verses by Metastasio. Finally, the beaches. Gaeta is famous for its ten kilometres of coastline, with fine, golden sand interspersed with small bays and rocky outcrops. The highlight is Serapo, bathed by a crystal-clear sea. Be sure to photograph the famous “Nave”, a large rock with an elongated shape resembling a boat.

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