The Italian language is often associated with sun, gelato, good weather and La Dolce Vita. There are many charming coastal cities that offer all of this – during summer or in any season of the year! Let’s have a look at our selection of seaside cities where you can learn Italian near the beach.
Down south, in the region of Calabria, Tropea is known as “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”. In addition to an untouched historical centre, here you will find three beautiful sandy beaches with turquoise water and a variety of activities and beach bars.
In the island of Sardinia, we recommend Alghero and Cagliari. The former is an interesting and pretty city where part of the population descends from Catalan conquerors from the end of the Middle Ages. Bombarde, Lazzaretto and Mugoni are among its top beaches, though you have a variety to choose from, just like in Cagliari, where you will find the world renowned Poetto beach.
The region of Campania offers a mesmerizing coastline and lots of activities between archaeology, food and nature. You will always find a fun, lovely beach within easy reach when studying in our Italian schools in Sorrento and Naples. Among the most famous are Gaiola Beach, Scoglione di Marechiaro, and Ieranto Beach.
Not everyone associates Tuscany with the beach, but our Italian school in Orbetello is a 20-minute bicycle ride away from the scenic Duna Feniglia Nature Reserve, with a sandy long beach on one side and a WWF-protected lagoon on the other.
Who hasn’t heard of Isola Bella (beautiful island) in Taormina? The fancy Sicilian village also features the pebbly beach of Mazzarò and the long shore area of Giardini Naxos, alternating fine sand with pebbles.
Up north, romantic Venice is near the popular Lido di Jesolo, which suits family vacations and is often crowded in summer. If you want a calmer setting, head to Cavallino where there is also a nature reserve and fishing is practiced according to ancient Venetian methods.
Trieste is home to Bagno Marino La Lanterna, also known as “el pedocìn”, famous for consisting of two separate areas: one for women and children up to 12 years old, the other for men! While there are some bathing spots around town, the most beautiful beaches are a bit difficult to reach along the road clinging to the hard and grey rock of the Carst, where rugged pathways lead to small inlets and the beach of Filtri.