There’s a saying when you don’t feel so good; you need a dose of vitamin sea. Lucky you, Tuscany has the most beautiful beaches you can imagine.
There are various beaches in mainland Tuscany and its islands with two seas surrounding the Tuscan archipelago, Ligurian on the north and Tyrrhenian on the south. Some are having the classic beach aura, while others will give you the exceptional Italian seaside breeze.
So here are the top 5 beaches in Tuscany for you to explore.
Elba is the biggest island along the Tuscan archipelago, famous for its beaches and museums. It has been prominent not only for people seeking island vacation but also for historical tourists.
Elba has been the place of exile for the former Italian emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. You’ll see how the emperor spent his exile in the Palazzina dei Mulinim, a former villa, now turned museum.
There are lots of beaches in Elba. Some of them are the Sansone Beach (easy to locate), Padulella Beach (white pebble beach), Spiaggia di Capo Bianco (compact pebble beach), Spiaggia delle Ghiaie (good for snorkeling), Lacona Beach (for casual swimming), and many more.
If you are a people person and would like to spend your beach vacation with parties, you’ll want to visit the beaches of Viareggio. Synonymous to the name itself, Viareggio closely means “carnival,” as it is what it’s famous for. Annually, they celebrate a huge fiesta-like event with big floats and parties here and there. This celebration is called the Viareggio Carnival, or simply, Carnival. This year, Carnival will be celebrated from September to October.
Forte dei Marmi
Forte dei Marmi is famous not only for its beaches but also for its castle. It is named the “most exclusive location” you can know, having located between the ancient pier that goes to the Tyrrhenian sea and the Apennine mountains on the backdrop; perfect for sunset views.
Originally built as a fort, it became a famous tourist attraction instead because of its beachhead. There are several sites to see here, including the Fort Lorenese castle, Sant’Ermete church, Museo Ugo Guidi, and many more.
Another town with many beaches, San Vicenzo, is a great place if you just went to Elba and wanted to spend another day at the beach.
There is a beach here named Dog Beach, where you can bring your dog for a stroll. Not all beaches allow pets to be carried, and not all dogs find beaches to be their thing. But the Dog Beach in San Vicenzo gives an enticing vibe for our pals, and you just have to ride with it!
Castiglione della Pescaia
If you are fond of castles, towns, and beaches, this last one on the list is the perfect place for you.
Castiglione Della Pescaia is two hours away from Siena and is truly worth going for. There you’ll find yourself amazed at the magnificent Castello di Castiglione, or wine taste at the Fattoria Le Mortelle, and many more! If you want to binge yourself with the seashore, then Bagno Capezzolo is the right place for you. You’ll find treasure in Castiglione Della Pescaia more than words can say!
A weekend off at the beach can be the best thing you can experience. So book your reservations and enjoy the sand, sea, and sun!