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Top Places For Your Summer Vacations... Don't Miss The South Of Italy
In Italy the best period for a summer vacation goes from May to the end of September. Here you'll discover what are the top places for your summer holidays. In Italy the best region is Sicily, here the temperature of the sea to swim all the year. The coast is much varied, there sable beaches and reefs... start analyze them from Palermo.

The Beach of Mondello

Mondello is one of the well known summer place of Italy, it's close to Palermo the biggest city of Sicily. In addiction to its wonderful sea, Mondello is an ancient fishermen village famous for its summer sport and food events. It's full of good pizzeria, restaurants and fast food.

The Beach of Taormina

Taormina is the pearl of the Mediterranean, it's a medieval village. Its beach is the small bay of Mazzarň, full of sea caves and natural marine reserve like the Isola Bella, a little island connected to the mainland by a little sand langue.

The Beach of San Vito lo Capo

The beach is in the western coast of Sicily in the city of Trapani, where there is the natural reserve of "Zingaro". It is famous for the presence of "tonnare" (ancient fishermen's tool to fish the tuna).

The Island of Currents

The south coast of the Sicily is formed by sand beaches, reefs and capes. In the south side of the island there is a little treasure: The Island of Currents. The Island of the Currents is a small rocks island. This island is very similar to the African coast, in fact it's the is the latest southern tip of the Sicily, Italy and Europe.

The Beach of Vendicari in Syracuse

Vendicari is a natural paradise in the province of Syracuse in the middle between the baroque cities of Noto and Scicli. Here it's possible to visit the turtles that deposit their eggs and a lot of migratory birds. Not to lose the visit to the citizen of Noto and its baroque patrimony.

Along the oriental coast there are the beaches of the Playa of Catania, the reef of Acicastello and Acitrezza.

The Beaches of Ragusa

In Ragusa there are in particular 4 sable beaches with limpid waters, little crowded and close to the city centre.
• Marina di Ragusa
• Marina di Modica, paradise for windsurfers
• Pozzallo, 30 km from Ragusa
• Sampieri, close to Scicli and Modica

The Beach of Capo d'Orlando in Messina

The coast from Messina is characterized by the reef of Saint Gregorio, with view of the Aeolian Islands, and Tindari.

The Beach of Cefalù

Cefalu is between Palermo and Capo d'Orlando. It's a village with sable beaches for approximately 1.5 km. Advised to who wants to do windsurf, sea fishermen villages, historical centers and boat tours

Some Tips to Enjoy Your Summer Vacations

• The best periods to visit are the months of June and September. August and July are crowded and the beaches are less reachable by car and it's difficult to find parking.
• Don't stay there on Sunday.
• Most beach don't preview a fee, but for those who preview it price is about €10 for entrance and cabin.
• Many beaches have their bars and restaurants (a bit expensive but good).
• By car parking costs about €2 a day.
• The security service is available from 8:00 AM to 18:30 PM.
• It's possible to swim until 200 meters from the coast.
• Windsurf, water-scooter, etc. have to stay over 200 meters from the coast.
• "Topless" is allowed only on some beaches.
• The Italian number for coast guard is 117.
• The red flags on the beach mean that is not allowed bathing cause bad conditions of weather.
• After a long exposure on sunlight, enter gradually in water.
• Left to at least three hours from the last meal before taking a bath.
About the Author
Enrico Forte is the owner of the website Volcano Etna, a free online tourist guide to help organize Sicilian vacation, hotels reservations and Etna trips. You can find more information on Last minute offers in Italy or register to this free news-letter to receive each week offers and deals for your Italian vacations.
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