We asked the people of Milan, “What is your favorite seaside destination in Italy?” Let’s see the ranking with the top-rated answers put in order based on the number of positive interactions and comments
#10 The Riviera Romagnola, the most fun coastline in Italy
Riviera Romagnola opens the ranking, it’s Italy’s most fun coastline stretch, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Along its 91 kilometers are the most popular places for young people by day and by night, from Milano Marittima to Cervia to Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica.
#9 Elba Island, “invaded” every summer by the Milanese
Elba island is one of the favorite destination for the Milanese, and from a few years ago the direct air flight connecting it to the Lombard metropolis was restored. The Tuscan island offers intimate beaches and scenic coves, deep blue sea and breathtaking views, as well as ancient villages rich in history and tradition, either nestling on rocky spurs or developing around small harbors.
#8 Ischia, the Green Island
Ischia, nicknamed the Green Island, is among the most popular destinations in the Campanian Archipelago. From the sea to the spas, for which it is internationally famous, from spectacular landscapes to historical sites, Ischia has in the Aragonese Castle one of its main historical attractions, which access is through the delightful village of Celsa.
#7 Varigotti, the most beautiful beach in Liguria
We move on to the Western Coast with Varigotti, a district in the municipality of Finale Ligure in the province of Savona, characterized by a beach surrounded by houses colored in typical Ligurian tones. A “Saracen” village whose imprint stands out in the classic single-story houses where time seems to have stopped. Its beach is also recognized as the most beautiful in Liguria.
#6 Noli, one of the most beautiful Italian towns
From Varigotti it is a few kilometers to land in the sixth position where we find Noli, a pearl of western Liguria and included in the list of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages. With evocative beaches, such as that of the Fishermen, a luxuriant inland area where you can stroll through forests and breathtaking views, and beautiful religious or medieval architecture to visit, you will be embarrassed by the choice.
#5 Punta Prosciutto, Salento’s pearl
A connoisseur’s passion. Punta Prosciutto is a small, life-size paradise with its shallow, clear waters, Salento’s pearl. The Telegraph has reviewed it as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world to see at least once in a lifetime. The people of Milan love it.
#4 San Teodoro, with its Caribbean beaches
We could not miss Sardinia with its “capital” of summer pop: San Teodoro, south of Olbia, famous for its nightlife and its wonderful 5-km-long Caribbean beach. “La Cinta” is located in the northeast of the island and is characterized by an endless expanse of white sand and a transparent sea. It is also very popular for kitesurfers. And it is only the most famous of a genuine archipelago of Polynesian-level beaches.
#3 Capri, VIP’s island
The island of Capri in the beautiful Gulf of Naples, a destination for tourists and VIPs from all over the world, is among the most popular seaside destinations for the Milanese. Famous for its Faraglioni. Much loved by the Milanese, especially those who can afford it.
#2 The Gulf of Poets, from Porto Venere to Lerici
The Gulf of Poets (Golfo dei Poeti) runs from Porto Venere to Lerici, two splendid locations on Levante Coast, at the center of which is La Spezia, the heart of the Gulf. Not to be missed are the fishing village of Tellaro and the Palmaria Island archipelago, recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1997 along with the gulf and the Cinque Terre.
#1 La Maddalena, the Archipelago of Wonders
In first place we find La Maddalena, the Archipelago of Wonders. Northwest of Sardinia this group of islands, there are seven main ones, is a paradise bathed in the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Natural attractions are abundant, from the Budelli’s pink beach to Cala Santa Maria and Razzoli, while history lovers should not miss a tour among the fortifications on the islands of Santo Stefano, Spargi and Caprera. Probably one of the most beautiful seaside places on the entire planet.
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(Original article by Fabio Marcomin)