If this heatwave has made you start daydreaming about spending the day in dazzling blue waters, we’re here to help — with a fantastic selection of Italian properties which are a stone’s throw away from the coast. Whether you want to spend the day relaxing in the sun, cooling off in the water, or indulging in some high-octane water-sports — Italy delivers by the bucketload (pun intended).
Villa Alma, Puglia
It would be impossible to write a blog post about coastal properties without mentioning the spectacular Villa Alma.
With the sea on your doorstep, this villa is perfect for travellers who love nothing more than a refreshing pre-breakfast dip or a cooling afternoon swim. The villa is also close to the famous San Domineco golf course, and the nearby resort of Savelletri has some incredible fish restaurants with some of the best seafood available (we’d argue in the world, but we’ll let you decide…).
Cassina Rossa, Tuscany
Located in the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi, this three bedroom property is within walking distance of the beach — and if you’re looking to relax in comfort and style, guests are also able to use the umbrellas and loungers at the exclusive Beach Club Bagno Vasco.
Aside from fantastic beaches, Forte dei Marmi is only thirty minutes from Pisa and Lucca — with Florence a ninety minute drive.
The city of Carrara is also well worth visiting for a day trip; it’s famous for a distinctive white/blue marble which has been quarried nearby since the time of Ancient Rome.
Villa Benedetta, Tuscany
This luxury four bedroom villa in Tuscany is situated in the sought after seaside town of Porto Ecole, which enjoys a vibrant nightlife in the Summer months.
Within walking distance of the heart of the town but set in an oasis of peace and tranquility enjoying wonderful views, this is the perfect villa in Tuscany for a group of family and friends.