How to choose the best beaches of the south of Italy
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Country: Italy
Region: Sicilia
Cost: 10€ per person
Website: www.volcanoetna.com
Date: 23rd May 2007
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Location: The Sicily island is in the southern Italy, at the north of Africa, in the
middle of Mediteranean sea

If you are looking for unique places to live your next summer vacations, then
read this simple guide to help you discover the best beaches in the southern Italy

The Sicily island is the perfect place to find beautiful beaches and warm waters
to swim. If you think to go on holiday in the south of Italy, then the Sicilian
island is what you need...let's examine 9 great reasons
There are different type of beaches in Sicily, the oriental coast in
characterized by Reefs and sable beaches, the south coast is full undiscovered
by the mass tourism and the north-west coasts are little more crowded and well
known for sport and summer events.

Beach n° 1 - Mondello
Mondello is one of the well known summer place of Sicily, it's close to Palermo
the capital of Sicily. On the beach there is an ancient fishermen village famous
for its sport events. It's full of good, restaurants and bars.

Beach n° 2 - Taormina Called the "Pearl of the Mediterranean", the Taormina's beach (Mazzarò), is the
best summer resort of the south of Italy. Here there are beautiful sea caves
(Grotta Azurra) and marine oasis like the "Isola Bella", a little island linked
to the land by a little sand strip.
Beach n° 3 - San Vito lo Capo This beach is placed in the western coast of Sicily near the city of Trapani.
The beach is connected with a natural reserve called "The Zingaro". It's a
famous place thanks to the presence of "Tonnare" (structures used to transform
the fish tuna).
Beach n° 4 - The Island of Currents
Places at the end of Europe, this island is a little treasure. It's a small
rocks island, very similar to the African coast. It's the latest piece of land
of Europe before the Africa. (Consider that the city of Tunisi is at its north
side)
Beach n° 5 - The oasis of Vendicari
Near Syracuse, eastern part of the Sicily island, this beach is a natural
paradise between the cities of Noto and Scicli(Sites protected by the UNESCO
patrimony for their baroque art buildings and churches). Here it's possible to
visit turtles that deposit eggs and a lot of migratory birds.
Beach n° 6 - Beaches near the city of Catania
In the oriental coast there are 3 different types of Beach: Sable, Reef and the
volcanic reef of Acicastello and Acitrezza.

Beach n° 7 - Beaches of Ragusa
In the city of Ragusa there are 4 sable beaches with limpid waters: Marina di
Ragusa, Marina di Modica, Pozzallo and Sampieri.
Beach n° 8 - Capo D'Orlando The coast near Messina, in the north of Sicily, is characterized by the presence
reefs. The most important one is the beach of Saint Gregorio, in front of the
Aeolian Islands.
Beach n° 9 - Cefalù Cefalu is a little village between Palermo and Capo D' Orlando (Messina). Here
there are sable beaches for approximately 1,5 miles. It's advised for the
windsurf and other summer sports lovers. There are a lot of fishermen and the
historical centers where do wonderful boat tour along the coast.

To have a nice summer holiday follow these simple rules...
The best periods are the months of June and September. August and July are crowded In some beaches it's possible to pay for 10€ for entrance and cabin.
Many beaches have their bars and restaurants (a bit expensive but good)
Parking cost is 2€ a day
The safeguard is available from 8:00 AM to 18:30 PM
Don't swim over 200 meters from the coast “Topless” is allowed only in some beaches The Italian coast guard number is 117
The red flag on the beach means danger cause bad conditions of weather

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