Among the infinite pearls of the Mediterranean Sea that adorn the coast of our beautiful country, we present you some quiet sea places where you can admire the beauty that characterize it, in a narrative that knows of memories to take with you for life.
Spacing between the islands and the coasts of the mainland, we find together places little known in Italy that will give you unforgettable emotions, but also exclusive destinations (or almost) ideal for those who, until today, had always sought alternative holidays outside Italy.
If this year you have decided not to give up the sea, but you prefer a more isolated, quiet place, where you can relax away from the “crowd of tourists” that always crowd the most popular destinations, this travel guide is just for you.
Long Beach, Stromboli
Stromboli is without doubt one of the most beautiful islands in Italy, a unique place thanks to the famous volcano. Here you will find a black sand, very different from the sand of the Caribbean, but that manages to give the coasts of the island a unique charm.
The black sand, as you certainly know, is due to the famous volcano, which has given the island a very different nature compared to the traditional Italian coasts. On hot summer days, you will often hear the ancient volcano grumbling, breaking, just for a moment, the peace and quiet that reigns here.
Today, however, we are talking about one of the most popular stretches of coast for tourists, Spiaggia Lunga, on the northern side of Stromboli, where the Sciara used to flow. Here you can sunbathe in peace and quiet, surrounded by a wonderful panorama. The beach is within walking distance
Do not miss the opportunity to let yourself be captured by the beautiful coves and inlets of volcanic origin, bathed by a deep blue sea. Here you can also practice snorkeling, just have the right equipment with you, in fact, to enjoy in the best way the flora and fauna that the Long Beach has to offer.
Levanzo (Egadi Islands)
Just fifteen kilometers from Trapani, we find the pretty Levanzo (Egadi Islands), which appears as a corner of paradise made of calm and tranquility. The landscapes of white stone of which the island is formed, adorned by an uncontaminated sea, hide small beaches and coves of a unique beauty. Cala Fredda descends into the sea teeming with posidonia that stretches out on the seabed in a leopard spot, creating an enchanting visual effect.
Here you will have the opportunity to spend a relaxing holiday, but you will not miss the opportunity to live some experiences for nature and adventure lovers. The thick vegetation of the island hides paths that can be covered on foot along the way offering spectacular views of the beautiful Sicilian coast. The marine flora and fauna hide species and variety of underwater vegetation all to be discovered in snorkeling activities.
And if you are passionate about diving you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most important archaeological finds of Southern Italy: the wreck of an ancient Roman boat that lies at a depth of about 30 meters below sea level near Cala Minnola.
You will also be able to admire some terracotta archaeological finds dating back to the first century B.C. lying undisturbed on the seabed, almost as if to stop the time of these places.
Bay of Riaci, Capo Vaticano
Along the endless “Coast of the Gods” hides a spectacular bay, all to be discovered in an exclusive tour: the Bay of Riaci. This bay is characterized by the presence of a majestic cliff of white stratified rock, with caves and inlets inside to form a true naturalistic masterpiece.
Here you can spend your day in total tranquility, lying on a white beach that has nothing to envy to the Caribbean landscapes. For those who love diving or snorkeling, there will be the opportunity to browse near a merchant ship that sank near this bay in 1917. You can also rent a pedal boat and venture out to discover the wonders of the crystal clear sea with a beautiful view of the nearby island of Stromboli.
San Foca di Melendugno Beach
Near Salento there is an unexpected place: the village of San Foca. It is a small holiday resort with a very long coastline with unique characteristics, right on the Adriatic Sea. The white beach, characteristic of the place for the presence of the cliff with vertical rock walls, will be the ideal place to forget the hectic life of the city.
Combining a quiet day at sea with sports activities or long evening walks will be the prerogative of your holiday. You will be able to discover the beautiful Grotta degli Amanti (Lovers’ Cave), set in the rock with its natural swimming pool with particular colours, or you can visit the tower of San Foca: since 1568 this tower characterizes the town and has been used in the past to sight the pirate raids.
Punta Aderci, Abruzzo
The beautiful nature reserve of Punta Aderci covers an area of 285 hectares near Vasto. Here you can practice sports such as cycling through the woods and vineyards of the area or enjoy a quiet day at the sea on one of its many beaches.
One of the most beautiful is the wild and beautiful pebble beach of Punta Aderci. Get ready for a day surrounded by nature, perhaps bringing an umbrella to protect you from the sun because the beach offers little shade during the hottest hours of the day. The distance from the nearest parking lot to the beach is about one kilometer, but in the summer months you will find shuttles that can take you to your destination.
The promontory of Punta Aderci is also the highest point of the hill: from here you can see breathtaking views at three hundred and sixty degrees over the entire natural park and the Adriatic Sea.
You can also practice birdwatching, thanks to the presence of numerous winged species, silent but not too many inhabitants of the surrounding woods. An uncontaminated world in which to immerse yourself, ideal to disconnect from any commitment other than your physical and emotional well-being.