beach in Italy between Venice and Rome ??

Planning my first trip to Europe.. my cousin and I where thinking of finishing in Greece, but we think is to far and in the time not good... the last places we are going are Venice- Florence and then Rome...we thought about a day trip to Capri.. (we really want to go to a beach) we are going in August..but then people have said that is far and it will take to much time..
So if there any good beaches in Italy that we can go for a day trip...thanks for your help in advance

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3319 posts

I suggest you get the beach out of your system by going to Vieques or Culebra for a week before going to Italy. Or at least go to the Playa de Luquillo. You won't find anything much better than the Condado beach anywhere near Rome or Venice. The closest beaches to Rome are at Ostia Lido and Fiumicino (both no better than Condado). Fregene and Santa Marinella, north of Fiumicino airport are a bit better. Near Venice there is the Venezia Lido. Not a big deal. The Lido di Jesolo, a little north, is better (my cousin used to go there when we were kids, she liked it). There are some nicer beaches elsewhere but nothing close to where you go. The best beaches (truly gorgeous) are of course in Sardinia and also in the Tuscan Archipelago. But that's even harder to get to than Capri (which has no beach, just cliffs). Also eat plenty of arroz con gandules, tostones, maduros and mofongo before you go, because you'll be stuck to eat pasta for a while and you might miss your "comida boriqua".

Posted by Lesley
Sidney, BC, Canada
335 posts

Check out the Ron in Rome website for information on Lake Bracciano which is reachable by train from Rome. There are some beaches along the coast near Rome - Ostia Lido for example, again easily reached by train from Rome. From Venice it should be possible to visit Rimini a big resort town in Umbria... And of course there is the Venice Lido - a vaporetto ride away from Venice. All depends on what you are looking for - sun, sand and sea, then Ostia, Rimini and the Lido will fill the bill. If you want scenery as well, then the lake might be better.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3319 posts

The Romagna coast is flat with big beaches, similar to Florida (Miami, Ft.Lauderdale) in some respects. Rimini is in Romagna, not Umbria. Umbria is landlocked, no beaches there.

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
5738 posts

If you're going to be in Italy in mid-August, be advised that half of the country will already be at the beaches. The other half will be up in the mountains.