Tuscany’s Best Beach Resorts
Posted by Ruth (18/09/2015)
Italy has over 280 Blue Flag beaches and more than 60 Blue Flag marinas, many of which are found along Tuscany’s 250 miles of coastline. These beaches are a mixture of private beaches and free beaches (known as “spiaggia libera”) so it’s important to know which kind you are visiting in advance to make sure you aren’t hit with an unexpected charge when you get there. Here are our picks for some of the top beaches in Tuscany.
VersiliaFor those looking for a more high-end beach experience, Versilia is ideal. The beach here is very wide and long and is well served by various bathing establishments who provide deckchairs, umbrellas, changing rooms, showers and bars. All of this comes at a price, however, so if you’re looking for somewhere you can relax and work on your tan for free, you will need to look elsewhere.
On the plus side, both the sand and water at Versilia tend to be very clean and there is fantastic nightlife in the surrounding area during the summer months, making this a great place to spend the whole day.
CastiglioncelloOne of Tuscany’s best-known spots, the seaside resort town of Castiglioncello has inspired painters such as the Macchiaioli and was once the favourite beach destination of top Italian film stars like Vittorio Gassman and Alberto Sordi. Head to the north of the town for a series of beautiful sandy beaches or head to the Bagno Lido or Le Forbici beach club with its stunning infinity pool for a more luxurious experience.
Cala ViolinaAnyone looking for a classic white sandy beach could do a lot worse than Cala Violina. One of the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany, it has also been rated the top beach in Italy. If that isn’t enticing enough, Cala Violina also has the advantage of being a free beach, meaning you won’t have to pay for the privilege of sunning yourself here.
With that in mind, Cala Violina is actually surprising quiet much of the time and its location within the heart of a nature reserve helps to keep this spot wonderfully unspoiled.Whether you are looking for a beach holiday, city break or any other kind of vacation, Tuscany has so much to offer. Our villas in Siena, Florence, Pisa and more are the ideal place to stay while getting to know this fantastic part of Italy. If you have any questions about how to make the most of your trip, please feel free to email us