Immersed in the countryside, hidden along the narrow streets of the old town, surrounded by trees from which you can take the fruit, within walking distance of local shops and within natural parks: they are bed & breakfast, small ecological apartments or organic farms where it feels like home, a few kilometers from a dip in the sea!

From Liguria to Sardinia, discover 11 corners of Italy to spend an unforgettable summer within range of the beach, between the white sand and clear sea.

1. A few minutes from the most famous beaches of Sciacca, Sicily

Sciacca, Italu, your summer at the beach
Sciacca, photo by Jacqueline Poggi via Flickr

In the picturesque Sciacca, with its thermal waters and its port of fishing vessels, a beautiful residence awaits you in the countryside, with villas and swimming pool surrounded by palm and olive trees and beaches that you can reach in a few minutes with the bicycles at your disposal.

From 126 € per day for two

Time to get to the beach: 5 minutes

Info: B&B Residence San Marco

2. A stone’s throw from the sea and the pinewood, Tuscany

Viareggio, your summer at the beach in Italy

Forget the car and discover Viareggio, staying in this cozy and eco-friendly bed and breakfast, between the waterfront and its bars and the West Pinewood Park. Among the music of Puccini, wild beaches, green oasis and a vibrant city life, this pearl of Versilia will give you unique moments.

From 70 € per day for two

Time to get to the beach: 1 minute

Info: B&B Arsella

3. Among the crystal clear sea and ancient nuraghi, Sardinia

Sant'Antioco, your summer at the beach in Italy
Sant’Antioco, photo by Antonio Trogu via Flickr

In the pristine island of Sant’Antioco, among crystal-clear sea, green routes and ancient nuraghi, there is an eco and colorful hospitality that will accompany you in the discovery of the South of Sardinia, of some of its incredible beaches, such as Cala Lunga and Cala Sapone, its depths and its cuisine.

From 50 € per day for two

Time to get to the beach: 5 minutes

Info: B&B Gaulos

4. In the green with sea view, Liguria


Here, if you want, your day will start with a yoga session in the small shala in the old chicken coop, it will continue with an organic breakfast on the patio, surrounded by olive trees, and then in the alleyways of the village of Diano San Pietro and in the Ligurian countryside until to reach the sea.

From 90 € per day for two

Time to get to the beach: 15 minutes

Info: DianoGreen

5. Here 180 kilometers of beaches await you, Marche

Senigallia, your summer at the beach in Italy
Senigallia, photo by Andrea Sartorati via Flickr

A farmhouse in the green hills invites you to discover the uncontaminated nature of this region still far away from mass tourism that embodies true jewels of nature and culture, as well as 180 km of coastline on the Adriatic Sea.

From 100 € per day for two

Time to get to the beach: 10 minutes

Info: Eco-Resort Il Gallo Senone

6. A country house in Cinque Terre Park, Liguria


Live a rural getaway in a beautiful corner of Liguria, out of the chaos of mass tourism, surrounded by nature while staying in this country house. You can reach it only by foot in about 20 minutes from Campiglia and rediscover the pleasure of living in nature. You’ll enjoy a breathtaking view, dine in the moonlight in the company of fireflies and discover many paths.

From 155 € per day for four

Time to get to the beach: 30 minutes

Info: Grazioso rustico nel Parco 5Terre

7. A few steps from the sea and near Rome, Lazio

Anzio, your summer at the beach in Italy
Anzio, photo by Moyan Brenn via Flickr

Just an hour by train from Rome, you can discover Anzio, the historic gem of Roman coast, with its beautiful lighthouse, the reserve of WWF Tor Caldara, its archaeological sites and its beaches. The B&B Piccolo Rifugio will welcome you with its comfortable rooms and attention to detail, the organic breakfast and a beautiful garden to relax.

From 60 € per day for two

Time to get to the beach: 3 minutes

Info: B&B Piccolo Rifugio

8. A farm where the hills plunge into the sea, Apulia

Vieste, summer at the beach in Italy
Vieste, photo by Zimmerman76 via Flickr

Among the hills of Vieste, just 4 kilometers from the sea, Atlhos welcomes you in its simple rooms for an unforgettable holiday in the pristine nature of the Gargano National Park.
Stop and enjoy the rising and setting of the sun, the sounds of nature: the song of crickets and cicadas, the wind in the leaves of the trees and the sea breeze.

From 50 € per day for two

Time to get to the beach: 10 minutes

Info: Athlos

9. A B&B between sea and lemons, Sicily


And here’s the perfect starting point to visit Sicily: between olive and lemon trees, in the hills of Casteldaccia there’s a beautiful B & B that will make you discover the flavors of Sicily in genuine breakfasts and will advise you the hidden corners to visit,the  places to reach by train and the most beautiful beaches.

42 € a day for two

Time to get to the beach: 10 minutes

Info: B&B a km zero in collina

10. An apartment in the green of the Pollino National Park, Calabria

Choose you eco-friendly accommodation for your summer at the beach in Italy
Photo by PhotoLab XL via Flickr

Pine forests and Mediterranean are the backdrop of this beautiful eco-sustainable accommodation. Enjoy a barbecue with friends, relax in the shade of a beach umbrella in the beautiful garden, at the poolside, discover the nearby Pollino National Park and the wild beach in the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria.

42 € a day for two

Time to get to the beach: 15 minutes

Info: Tenuta Vallementa

11. Yoga and vegetarian breakfast between Brindisi and Ostuni, Puglia

Natural Reserve Torre Guaceto, Puglia

A beautiful garden of 100 lemon and olive trees, where everything grows organically, a roof terrace to do yoga in the morning: this is Villa Luce, a corner of paradise in the Natural Reserve Torre Guaceto where you can spend a relaxing and vegetarian holiday.

60 € a day for two

Time to get to the beach: 10 minutes

Info: Villa Luce Ecological B&B

It is impossible to resist the idea of ​​sea, enchanted gardens, hammocks in the sun and a holiday on tiptoe; so why try? Which beach you choose for your summer?


Cover photo by laura_aura71 via Flickr 

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