What Services to Expect on Italian Beaches

Often the same beach is divided into different areas, according to the kind of services available.

We have prepared for you a list of the best beaches in Italy with the help of the famous Eleventy Traveler Blog.

Spiaggia Libera

It is a free beach, here you have to provide for your own umbrella and comforts. Often there are no services like showers and toilets. You may or may not be able to find stalls with refreshments.

Stabilimento Balneare

At a stab il mento bilinear, you are expected to pay for the comforts of an umbrella and sun bed or chair. There are showers, changing rooms, toilets, bars and often sports facilities and playgrounds. If you are staying at a hotel on the beach often the sunbed and umbrella are included in the hotel fee.

Spiaggia Private

Sometimes luxury hotels have their own private beach to enjoy the seaside away from the crowd.

Best Time to Enjoy the Italy Beaches

The season is rather short, August is the month when most tourists gather on the beaches in Italy.

Ferragosto (the 15th of August) celebrates the climax of summer festivities, with fireworks, fairs, and events.

If you don’t appreciate the animation and the crowd take your Italian beach holidays in Italy in June, July or even better September, my favorite month.

It offers quiet beaches, a pleasant weather, and warm seas.

Dog-Friendly Beaches

Dogs are not allowed on most Italian beaches during the summer but recently few beaches let dogs enjoy an Italian beach holiday with their humans.

Here is a list of dog friendly beaches in Italy.

Best Adriatic Riviera Beaches of Le Marche

Here are some of our favorite beaches of the Marche region.

Monte Conero Coast

The Riviera beaches on the Conero coast offer spectacular views and clear waters. Discover the Blue Flag beaches of Sirolo, Numana, and Portonovo.


This Italy beach is well known for its fine sand that earned it the name of velvet beach.

The historical center is large, lively and close to the seaside. Basically, everything is walking or biking distance.

This structure makes Senigallia a vibrant city, with exciting events throughout the year that integrated the touristic zone with the residential part, the fishing port, and the commercial area.

San Benedetto del Tronto

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