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Indagare Matchmaker: Italian Beach Destinations

Italy’s eternal allure has beckoned travelers for centuries with its dramatic coastline and sophisticated isles. From charming, cliffside villages with dramatic sea views to islands brimming with untamed beauty and secluded coves, Italy plays host to some of the world’s loveliest beach destinations. Here, Indagare reports on our Italian seaside favorites, as well as the iconic lake region, and offers tips on how to see the Italian coast by boat. Contact Indagare for assistance planning your next trip to Italy. Our specialists can match you with just the right destination and design a custom itinerary.

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a place where land, sea and sky combine in otherworldly perfection. Located in Italy’s Campania region, the Amalfi Coast region begins some 30 miles south of Naples and its first major town is also its most famous: Positano, the alluring honeymoon destination par excellence, which is unrecognizable from its days as a humble fishing port. Continuing east along the road after Positano, the teeny coastal villages line up like pearls on a string: Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara. Wherever you stay, you can’t help but be amazed at the steep landscapes and the villages carved out of brute rock face centuries ago by a resilient people who knew that this perch afforded them the ultimate lookout for invaders.

What Makes it Unique: The cliffside towns with romantic hotels and unsurpassed views
Top Activities: Hiking, leisurely lunches, boating, lounging at beach clubs, cooking classes, visits to Pompeii
Who Should Go: Honeymooners, couples
Where to Stay: The elegant Le Sirenuse in Positano or the peaceful Monastero Santa Rosa.

Forte dei Marmi

Forte dei Marmi is uniquely positioned between the Apuan Alps and the glistening Tyrrhenian Sea. Prosperous from maritime trade, wealthy and noble families of Tuscany and northern Italy took up summer residence here in the 19th century. Now, prestigious hotels and glamorous villas host famed celebrities, artists and diplomats, creating an affluent and tranquil environment of flower-filled gardens, lush parks and famous fashion houses.

What Makes it Unique: A hidden (but not-so-secret) gem of a resort that draws well-heeled Italian families with its high-end shopping, bike-able terrain, plethora of beach clubs and access to nearby towns
Top Activities:
 Days at the beach, shopping, visiting the marble quarries in Cinque Terre, the art galleries in San Pietro and the medieval towns of Pisa and Lucca
Who Should Go:
Families who want a relaxed yet refined beach getaway
Where to Stay: The elegant and old-school resort Augustus.

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– Kira Reinke on January 27, 2017

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