Often, if you’re booking a getaway in a Rome design hotel you aren’t often thinking of a beach holiday. But there are several gorgeous coastal locations to enjoy only an hour or two from the city. They make for a fairly convenient afternoon or weekend trip from the city, whether by car or public transportation. If you make the effort you go further afield and take a day trip from your Rome design hotel, you’ll be rewarded with sunny skies and plenty of space to relax, work on a tan and see some more of Italy.
Go off the beaten path
You may think secluded sites near a busy city like Rome may be difficult to find but, actually, all it takes is a quick train and bus ride to reach a gorgeous beach that is a true hidden gem. Sabaudia offers the chance to indulge in crashing waves and plenty of beachy scenery without the crazy crowds that can arrive in the warmer months. Most of the beaches are free for public use.
Flawless Italian shorelines
The cleanliness and safety of Italian beaches is rated by flags: blue is the best and Anzio, located about an hour outside of the city, is proud to fly the blue flag. Its shores are always pristine and sparking, maintained by local enthusiasts for all to enjoy. History fans can visit the nearby cemetery that honours Americans killed during World War II.
Get to the beach in no time
Although you may be tempted to spend all your time close to your Rome design hotel, nearby Santa Marinella may tempt you from downtown for the day. After an easy train ride, the beach is just steps from the station, making for a convenient getaway. Although it can be busy during peak times, the seafood restaurants are sublime and you can always find a spare patch of sand to call your own. If you visit during the week you may avoid the crowds more than on popular weekends, especially in the summer.
Choose a beautiful setting for swimming
Many locals swear by Moai beach as being one of the most beautiful in Italy. You can rent sunshades and relax by the water all day, savour a fresh lunch from a seaside restaurant, or simply wade in the turquoise waters.
Within very easy access of your Rome design hotel, there are plenty of beaches waiting to be explored. So if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by your city experience, take the time to travel a little further afield and turn your city break into a beach break!