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 !
Consider the Italian Lakes, not exactly beaches, but very picuresque, and convenient from Venice,
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......
I agree Nolana, but for a restful time and lovely vistas, the Lakes take a lot of beating,
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.
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.
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.
Ischia in September...
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