- "Cala Piccola is a rocky cove with a small pebble beach and translucent aquamarine water."
- "Viareggio beach in Tuscany is popular with Lacoste-wearing yachties and Italian families, and provides a full-on Italian beach experience."
- "The four-mile stretch of Marina di Alberese in Tuscany is one of the wildest beaches on the Italian mainland."
- "This beach in Brindisi is known as Torre Guaceto and its location in a nature reserve makes it an attractive escape from overdeveloped beach resorts."
- "The beach at Gallipoli is known as Spiaggia della Purità and is renowned for its vibrant party scene."
- "This beach in Otranto is known as Porto Badisco and its sheltered waters make it an excellent spot for snorkelling."
- "The secluded beaches on San Domino are worth a visit and Cala delle Arene, Cala Matano and Cala Tramontana are among the island's best."
- "Cala Luna beach, south of Cala Gonone, is a crescent of white sand backed by high limestone cliffs, popular with Italian families."
- "Discovered by the Aga Khan, Sardinia's Spaggia del Principe on the Costa Smerelda is a perfect crescent of fine sand enclosing a blue-green bay."
- "The pristine series of bays near Chia on Sardinia have pale apricot sand lapped by turquoise water, and attract local surfers and Italian families."
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