Italy is known for its delicious foods, beautiful cities and unique coastline. The seascapes are picturesque and the beaches are perfect for sunbathing and swimming.The most crowded months for Italy’s beaches are July and August, but also June, September (and October in some regions). All are a good months to escape the Italian heat.From Sicily to the mainland, you can find the best gay beaches to visit when in Italy.
Lampedusa – Sicily
Lampedusa is a tiny island over 100 miles off the Sicilian coast. Visit Rabbit Beach to discover the best part of this island, it will be well-worth your travel time! The water here is perfectly clear and a great place to snorkel, one of the best spots in Europe.Photo by Cal Bailey
Scala dei Turchi – Sicily
Another great spot in Sicily is Turkish Steps beach. A real must-visit beach!. The white marlstone slowly eroding is stunning and creates a staircase that leads into the sea.
Spiaggia di Turredda – Sardinia
The sea of Turredda has unique colors: the incredible blue here doesn’t seem real and the white sand invites you to never leave Sardinia. In the beachfront you can find amenities to help you discover the seaside. Try a paddleboard or kayak or just find a deckchair to relax in until lunch.
Torre del Lago – Tuscany
Versilia Coast is one of the most famous gay destinations for Italian travellers and Torre del Lago is the perfect place to spend the day having fun and relaxing. Here you can find a beautiful natural beach and tons of bars to discover the Tuscany nightlife.
Gallipoli – Puglia
Gallipoli is a relatively new gay destination. Here you can find some of the most beautiful beaches of Puglia such as Porta Selvaggio and Punta della Suina. Don’t miss a visit to Polignano a Mare, near Bari.
Camogli – Liguria
Near the French Riviera, Camogli is one of the furthest northeastern sea towns of Italy. In this little fishing village you can find a picturesque atmosphere with mountains rising behind the sea.
Ischia – Campania
The island of Ischia is not only the perfect place for swimming and sunbathing but has amazinghot springs activity. Don’t miss the town of Forio d’Ischia with its long strips of white sand beach.
Ponza – Lazio
Chiaia di Luna is the most scenic beaches in Italy and it is on Ponza, the largest island of the Pontine Archipelago. The sand here is silky and the water just amazing with beautiful places to snorkel.
Tropea – Calabria
One of the best beaches of Tropea, Calabria is Maranusa Beach. The coastline is so beautiful that locals call it “The Coast of the Gods” and there are good reasons for it! Scenic cliffs, white sand and amazing warm water are waiting for you.
Rimini – Emilia Romagna
Rimini along the Adriatic Coast is one of the most famous destinations for beach lovers. Although the water is not clear as other parts of Italy, the seafront is amazing and nightlife is extremely vibrant.