We are planning to drive through Switzerland to Italy in July and wanted recommendations of places to visit and stay. We will have 7 - 10 days in Italy and would like to visit places which will aren't too built up.
Are there any beaches or areas of coast that are clean, sandy, suitable for paddling and not crowded? Also places with short hikes. Towns where there are historical sights and churches.
Any suggestions of child friendly places to stay which are not big hotels?