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Popular Italian Nudist Beaches to visit

Jackson CungJackson Cung5 months ago
Popular Italian Nudist Beaches to visit

When you think about Italy, you may think of beautiful Italian coastal beaches with picturesque hidden coves. But what you might not know is that there is nearly one nude beach in every coastal city in Italy. Italians hold very progressive views about nudity and sex, much more than Americans, especially when it comes to sunbathing in the buff, so it’s not that surprising that they are happy to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear beaches au natural.

Italy may well be surpassed by Greece or Spain for its number of naturist Mediterranean beaches – nudity is accepted only to a modest degree on most Italian coasts. Nonetheless, we’ve found some popular Italian seaside spots in each different region across the country, where you can bare it all for a full-body tan.

The best nudist beaches in Italy dot the Adriatic coast, the mainland’s west shores, and various islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. They are all places of natural beauty. Most are hidden or form specially designated parts of public beaches.

1. Capo Gallo Nature Reserve

A hidden naturist paradise in Palermo, Sicily

The Capo Gallo Nature Reserve (Riserva Naturale di Capo Gallo) showcases Siciliy’s natural beauty through its stunning seascapes and geological formations. A half-hour’s drive north of the Sicilian capital of Palermo, it features a rocky mountain with several caves, most notably the Queen Cave (Grotta della Regina), which overlooks the sea from 130 metres above.

Riserva Naturale di Capo Gallo

A true escape into nature, the coast attracts rich birdlife as well as naturists. There’s a special part of the beach where you can go au naturel, set under soaring cliffs and with wonderful access to swimmable waters. It’s marked with signs bearing “nudismo”, “nudista” and “FKK” which stands for the Frei-Körper-Kultur free-body-culture movement.

2. Aquarilli Beach

BLACK SAND BEACH ON ELBA ISLAND, TUSCANY

A particularly unique beach in Italy for tanning naked, with black sand and black shingle, is Acquarilli Beach on Elba Island in Tuscany. When you arrive at the car park on the hill there is a breathtaking view overlooking the clear blue water at the beach. As there are no facilities at all and the beach can be difficult to get to because of the steep pathway it means that the beach can be less busy than other areas of the island.

Elba

The secluded nature of the beach allows it to be a perfect place for nudists to feel free to do as they please on a beautiful uninterrupted beach. The view from the beach itself also has a very special feel to it overlooking the Capoliveri coastline until the small island of Gemini opposite.

3. Piscinas Beach

A tranquil Sardinian shore bordered by dunes

Piscinas Beach (Spiaggia di Piscinas) is a wonderful stretch of coast to go au naturel in Sardinia. The island itself is popular with naturists thanks to a regional law supporting nudist beaches on its superb collection of secluded shores and isolated coves.

Piscinas Beach Club

Piscinas Beach (Spiaggia di Piscinas) is a wonderful stretch of coast to go au naturel in Sardinia. The island itself is popular with naturists thanks to a regional law supporting nudist beaches on its superb collection of secluded shores and isolated coves.

4. Sassi Neri Beach

Pebbly shores and azure waters of the Adriatic

Sassi Neri Beach (Spiaggia Sassi Neri) is an unspoiled beachfront that offers naturists a long, wide, and pebbly seaside escape in the medieval Sirolo town of Ancona. It’s surrounded by wooded cliffs and gets fewer crowds compared to the more popular San Michele Beach to its south.

Sassi Neri

Sassi Neri Beach (Spiaggia Sassi Neri) is an unspoiled beachfront that offers naturists a long, wide, and pebbly seaside escape in the medieval Sirolo town of Ancona. It’s surrounded by wooded cliffs and gets fewer crowds compared to the more popular San Michele Beach to its south.

5. SPIAGGIA DEL TRONCONE

HIDDEN NUDE BEACH IN PALINURO

On the southern side of Italy beside Palinuro lies another unique nudist beach, Spiaggia Del Troncone. This 400m nude beach, hidden by the ridges of the rocks has three bays; a very small one that fits only a group of people, another larger one that can hold 20 people, and then the largest one which can accommodate around 150 people.

Spiaggia del Troncone fkk

The area itself is surrounded by the National park of Cilento and Vallo Di Diano, a UNESCO world heritage site, which gives it an amazing view while also being secluded.

6. Troncone Beach

An exotic and secluded Salerno coast

Troncone Beach (Spiaggia del Troncone FKK) is a naturist beach in the parish of Marina di Camerota in Salerno. The beach has soft golden sand that meets the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with secluded spots as well as sun-loungers and parasols for rent. The old Torre Costiera fortress overlooks the coast from a craggy clifftop.

Troncone gioielli

While Troncone Beach is primarily known as a naturist beach, it's also a popular summer destination welcoming all. Not all of its length is reserved as “clothing-optional”. If you wish to freely sunbathe bare or go skinny-dipping, head to the last 3 coves obscured by a large rocky wall.

7. Alberoni Beach

A Venetian seaside escape

Alberoni Beach (Spiaggia degli Alberoni) on Lido di Venezia is a seaside spot designated for naturists. Separate from the Venetian lagoon, the beach is a secluded southern part of the 12-km-long Lido barrier strip and features dunes, a small forest, and a lighthouse.

Alberoni Beach

If you’re done seeing St Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, and riding a gondola, a day trip to the Lido offers a cool change. And at this southern end, the golden sand of Alberoni Beach bordering the clear waters of the Adriatic offers total relaxation – and clothing-optional freedom.

8. LAGUNA DELL’ISOLA DEL MORT, LIDO DI VENEZIA

NUDE BEACH NEAR VENICE

Just close to the beautiful canals of Venice, you can find the Lido di Venezia. A quick train ride away, this beach spans 7 miles long and includes a small stretch dedicated to nudists. The small designated area is called Laguna dell’Isola del Mort and is perfect for perfect tanners.

Lido di Venezia

If you’re done seeing St Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, and riding a gondola, a day trip to the Lido offers a cool change. And at this southern end, the golden sand of Alberoni Beach bordering the clear waters of the Adriatic offers total relaxation – and clothing-optional freedom.

If you want to check out more relaxing experiences, check out our popular tour: Milan Luxury Spa Evening with Aperitivo, Private Hot tube with Amazing View of Rome on rooftop! and Saturnia Thermal & Wellness from Civitavecchia Port.

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