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Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

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Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

Hi ... We're in England for an family event in September. After, we're off for a quick (first look for some of us) to Venice and then want to spend several restful days on an Italian beach/island. We're seeking an area that is picturesque, not too touristy, lovely. Please share your favorites.

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1. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

Did you really expect a reply ? !!! Who's going to reveal their favourite secluded beaches to the millions who just read this site - let alone actually post here ! No Way !

Secret tip : most secluded beaches are not easily accessible - get a boat and ride the coast to the parts where buses and trains, and roads, don't reach. Take drinking water and a picnic and be sure the boatman will return to pick you up again at going home time !

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2. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

Ditto - agree with Nolana..!

However, do some reaching regarding the Amalfi coast which has many of the best beaches in Italy and also the Isle of Capri, Italian Riviera , Cinque Terre, ( Monterosso, Vernazza beaches ) The coastline of Sardinia , and Island del Giglio.

EM.

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3. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

Consider the Italian Lakes, not exactly beaches, but very picuresque, and convenient from Venice,

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Someone is going to have to reassure me about bathing in the Italian lakes - at least the Mediterranean is a vast huge basin.... and deep.... and it does have an ebb and flow into the Atlantic. I tried to bathe once, in Lake Garda - which is supposed to be the deepest of the Italian lakes, but was not reassured. And the stones/pebbly 'beaches' made it most uncomfortable to get into the water. I have visited and loved the lakes in the North, but I am still wary of all those centuries of sewage tipped into the lakes which have a very slow 'drainage' into rivers. I read a local paper with an article re the new sewage plant at one town on Garda but it also contained a report of divers going into the middle and deepest part of the lake to explore, with a cryptic comment about them having cut short their diving, and refusing to say what they'd found ... deep down.... but saying they didn't want to repeat the experience......

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5. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

I agree Nolana, but for a restful time and lovely vistas, the Lakes take a lot of beating,

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6. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

Nolana ... Actually "yes" re: a reply. My life's philosophy is: "always ask, the answer may be no but it could be yes!" Thanks so much to those who have posted. We have 6 of us on this family trip - with varied and wide travel experiences - and so we're doing the reseach of course; however, all replies/comments are welcome since we try to keep an open mind.

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7. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

If setting out from Venice, the most obvious place for many of your requirements (bar one!) may be the Croatian islands - but let's not get into that discussion.

Instead, would one of the Pontine islands - Ponza or Ventotene - fit the bill? Both are fairly easily accessible from Rome, which might then leave you well-placed for your trip home...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/ventotene

Once July and August are over they calm down a lot (except around September 20th, when Ventotene has a big celebration in honour of their patron saint!) and should be rather nice - with some interesting places to visit over on the mainland.

Otherwise - but still sticking with islands - by the middle of September both Ischia and Procida will also be fairly quiet, if you fancied the Bay of Naples...?

Ischia in September...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/pics_sept

Procida...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/procida1

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8. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

Most of the Italian Riviera is very quiet after the first week of September, the only exceptions being the Cinque Terre and the Santa Margherita-Portofino area which attract more international tourists.

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9. Re: Seeking Your Thoughts - Lovely, Secluded Beaches in Italy

an interesting, free and undiscovered sandy beach is Marina di Vecchiano...

see www.marinadivecchiano.it/inglese/index.asp

cheers

silvia

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