Wednesday, July 27, 2011
With Italy's Ferragosto just a few days away it is time to take a look at Italy traveler favorite beaches in Italy. Given Italy is a peninsula with almost every region touching the sea, be it the Mediterranean, Adriatic, or Tyrrhenian, Italy is full of beaches lapping along its lovely seas to visit and enjoy on your Italy tour.
Ferragosto, an Italian holiday celebrated on August 15, originated with Augustus when it may have related to a celebration of the middle of the summer and the end of the hard labour in the fields. Now almost the entire month of August is taken as a holiday and leisure time in Italy in honor of this feast day. If you are heading to Rome, Florence, Milan, Naples, or Venice during the month of August you may wonder if anyone lives in these usually bustling cities because they are sure to be quiet in August when only a few cats remain to sweat it out in the heat of the city. Ferragosto in Italy is when the entire population all vacation together crowding the beaches and filling the water with sun;oving Italians paying homage to the Sun.
Who better to refer to than TripAdvisor and its Italy vacation experts when ranking the top 10 beaches in Italy.
Top 10 Beaches in Italy
1. San Vito lo Capo
7. Monterosso al Mare
9. Santa Teresa di Gallura
10. San Teodoro
To visit our favorite beach on Capri check out our Amalfi Coast Holidays.
What's your favorite Italy beach? Let us know in the comments below.