Italy is one of the best places in the world to get in some great sunbathing and swimming while relaxing. And nothing is better than to get a deep, dark tan! So, put your swimwear away, it’s time to discover the best nude beaches in Italy.
Bassona Beach – Emilia Romagna
Capocotta Beach -Lazio
Capocotta beach is the most famous among all gay nudist beaches. It isn’t far from Rome, so this is the ideal spot if you are planning to visit Rome the Eternal City and escape the August heat. The nudist section covers about 250 meters and it is in an official nature reserve.
Guvano Beach – Liguria
Between the Cinque Terre towns of Corniglia and Vernazza, this nudist beach is popular among all European guys.
Bibbona Beach – Tuscany
Marina di Bibbona in Livorno has a very popular naturist beach. Its sandy beaches and the typical brush vegetation of the Mediterranean provide a gorgeous backdrop for the perfect way to relax and enjoy the Italian sea.
Aquarilli Beach – Island of Elba (Tuscany)
You can find a good place to practice nudism in one of the many hidden coves. Most of them are accessible only by boat and the best ones are in the southern part of the island.
Costa Verde Beach – Sardinia
This long sandy beach is not technically a nudist beach but if it is not crowded, you can enjoy the sun free from your clothes.
Costa dei Barbari – Friuli Venezia Giulia
The beach of the Barbarian Coast is about 10 km from Trieste, near the towns of Sistiana and Duino. The beach here is made of pebbles surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation.
Torre Guaceto Beach – Puglia
Torre Guaceto is in the north part of Salento and it is a large nature reserve. It is a little remote and the naturism sector can be hard to find but you will be paid off by the beauty of its fine sand and clear water.
Spiaggia del Troncone – Basilicata
Between Palinuro and Marina di Camerota you can find a real treasure for dark tan lovers. The beach opened in 2011 and it is a must-visit place in southern Italy.
Spiaggia di Torre Salsa – Sicily
Wild nature and fine golden sand make Torre Salsa (Agrigento) the most scenic beach in Sicily. You can find the nudist sector on the eastern half of the beach.
Spiaggia di Eraclea Minoa – Sicily
The beach of Eraclea Minoa is one of the most beautiful places in southern Sicily. It is located near the Capo Bianco promontory and the white cliff hides a hidden beach that is very popular and appreciated by naturists.
Some practical information
Although it is not easy to find nudist beaches on the Italian coastline, statistics say there are over 600,000 Italian naturists. Going nude on the beaches of Italy became legal in 2006, and legislation says you can practice nudism where it always (or usually) has been done before that year.