Where the sea is so blue.. head to southern Italy!

Imagine walking on a soft white sandy beach and to swim in a crystal clear water where you can see fish swimming near you.. well this is southern Italy!

Calabrian sea

There is not much to say here. These photos speak for themselves.

You can get fabulous Caribbean-like beaches in Italy with crystal clear water which look just like a swimming pool.

beach in calabria

blue sea

The beauty of the landscape and its beaches can be breathtaking. This is a beach in Tropea, in Calabria.

I have fond memories of these places. When I was a child my parents traveled extensively through Italy and we met lovely and friendly local people. Italy is still a place that’s very different from region to region as it was only united just over 150 years ago. Every region has its own dialect and customs and they can have very different mentalities. Their style of cooking can change vastly. The biggest difference is from the north to the south where even the climate is very different.

beach in tropea

Tropea is a magical place, with its soft sandy beaches, rock caves and ancient buildings.

a white sandy beach in tropeabeach in tropea

So I can only say, visit these places if you get a chance. You will love them!

castle

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6 Responses to Where the sea is so blue.. head to southern Italy!

  1. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Hi Alida,
    Oh how beautiful! Your photos are like a travel log, just magical!
    I would love to see Italy, and especially this area, as my mom’s family is from Calabria as you know. The water and the beach are pristine! Not too crowed but still private to a point. The scenery is awesome. Thank you for sharing these photos with us…Have a wonderful day!
    Dottie πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Thank you Dottie!

  2. gloria

    amazing!! Always I knew Italy was beautiful hope to go some day!
    (I have in pinterest a board : Lovely Italy)
    just beautiful the pics!

    • Alida

      Thank you Gloria!

  3. Diana

    me again!!! Love these pics…and love, love, love Tropea….was there a few years back with my sis and her three kids. It was a magical place! That view from the the city, down to the sea is just amazing! Your pictures really capture the beauty!

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