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Italy Coast

Italy has more than 8000km of coastline and is a very popular European beach holiday destination. The Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast)south of Napoli (Naples) is famous for its stunning scenery with grey cliffs tumbling into the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea.  Holidayloop.co.uk offers Italy holiday rental and Villa rentals. You can rent a private apartment in Costiera Amalfitana directly from your local home owner. Sorrento is the perfect place from which to explore this beautiful coastline. A 2km walk westwards from Sorrento will take you to the lovely rocky beach of Bagni Regina Giovannawhich is set amid the ruins of a Roman villa.
 
Another scenic coast is the Riviere Ligure (Ligurian or Italian Riviera) which runs from the French border near Monaco down to Lerici on the western side of Italy with Genova (Genoa) in the middle. The better known, smart resorts are Ventimiglia and San Remo. South of Genova thescenery becomes more rugged with the mountains as a backdrop and coastal fishing villages are dotted between steep cliffs. Holidayloop.co.uk brings together a great collection of Italy holiday accommodation, Italy holiday apartments, Italy holiday villas and Apartments. Holidayloop.co.uk is unique in providing Italy holiday lettings because we are the only site that allows you to find someone local to you who may have advertised their Italy home.
 
The Venice Lido is a great place to combine a beach and cultural holiday. The best beaches are at the southern tip of the Lido at Alberoni. Viareggio, famous for its Art Nouveau architecture, is the most popular resort on the Tuscan Costiera Versilia andis handy for exploringthe historic towns of Luccaand Pisa.
 
For something quieter try the rugged Costiera Calabrese (Calabrian Coast) with its clean waters and enticing secluded beaches – a car is probably essential. Coastal Salentino in the heel of Italy is another place to get away from the crowds. For something altogether luxurious try the Costa Smerelda in Sardinia, an exclusive resort catering for the rich and famous.
 
Water sports are widely available at most resorts but the best waters for diving tend to be in the south. The small volcanic island of Ustica, Sicily is very popular with divers as is Lipari in the Aeolian Islands. Sardinia is another favourite destination for keen divers where you can explore the Mediterranean’s largest underwater cave off Alghero. Sardiniais also a magnet for windsurfers especially at Porto Pollo in the north. The island of Elba, off the Tuscan coast is also a popular spot with windsurfers. All the islands provide excellent sailing opportunities be it in a chartered yacht or rented dinghy.
 
For children, Europe’s largest aquarium can be found at the Acquario di Genova (Genoa).There are also many water parks at coastal resorts as well as the usual play areas on the beach. So, why not hire an umbrella and sun bed available on most beaches and enjoy one of the delicious Italian gelatos (ice- creams) – you will be amazed at the variety of flavours. Enjoy! You know, a beach holiday in Sorrento or Elba, Italy, staying in self catering accommodation makes an ideal family holiday.

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