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Italy tours are popular for a wide variety of reasons. Art enthusiasts flock there to see some of the world's most famous pieces, while history buffs head to cities like Rome and Florence to experience the rich sense of the past that's evident around every corner. Italy is also home to some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean Sea, though some of them may be hard to locate. Still, while they may be difficult to find, the hidden beaches of Italy are among some of the most pristine stretches of coastline in the world.
Isola dei Conigli
This tiny island - which translates to Island of Rabbits - is best known for its beautiful beaches, not its furry inhabitants. While the rocky landscape may scare some travelers away, don't let it fool you - the sandy beaches are hard to beat. According to The Huffington Post, the island has gone largely unvisited by tourists over the years, which makes it one of the most unspoiled places in the region to enjoy the beach.
The largest of the Maddalena Archipelago, this island has developed some of the best beaches over the years due to laws that protect local wildlife. Much like many of other islands in the Mediterranean, La Maddalena is known for its rocky landscape, but beaches such as the Punta Tegge, Spalmatore and il Costone are your best bets. The island is also home to a quaint town where you can experience the local culture at numerous shops, restaurants and bars.
Not all of the best beaches in a tour of Italy are located on its many islands, and the Amalfi Coast is a testament to that. This region is particularly popular among travelers who like to experience Italy's coastal views as part of a road trip, but there are also plenty of opportunities to get an up-close look from the sand. Situated on Italy's west coast, the seaside region includes many villages that are home to beautiful beaches, including Positano, which has been a popular destination among beach goers since Ancient Rome. It also has a number of other impressive sights including the church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Look down in wonder at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedral from your glass-walled pod on the London Eye, then gaze out over the Louvre and the Champs-Elysees from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The scent of rich pine forests lingers in the breeze as the 13th-century ruins of Turaida Castle are revealed before your eyes in the lush Gauja River valley in a medieval sanctuary untouched by the march of time.
The aroma of dark roasted Viennese coffee hangs thick in the air as you tread the cobblestone laneways and bask in the elegant architecture, atmospheric cafes and refined restaurants in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.
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