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Best Italian seaside town?

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Whitlandcarm Sun 23-Jul-17 15:54:10

Hi, just two of us are looking to go to Italy in September.

We're looking for a town on the coast and access to the sea. Preferably very cultural and historic without 60s cheap hol flats. Southern Italy.

Any ideas and recommendations?smile

Thanks !

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massistar Tue 25-Jul-17 17:09:50

Portofino? Sorrento?

Prettyflyforamincepie Tue 25-Jul-17 21:06:31

Maybe not as far south as you want but Sperlonga is lovely.

Crumbs1 Tue 25-Jul-17 21:09:50

Ischia? Fabulous and you have Naples thrown in as a bonus.

HeyRoly Tue 25-Jul-17 21:10:28

Amalfi is gorgeous but pricey.

DancesWithOtters Tue 25-Jul-17 21:10:53

Ooh go to Malcesine on Lake Garda!

Slight pricey accommodation but you can eat and drink like kings for bugger all. Easily get a smashing 2 course meal and litre of house wine for 50 Euro. It's also beautiful and chilled and there's loads to do.

DancesWithOtters Tue 25-Jul-17 21:12:00

@Crumbs1 We've been to Ischia in October, it's gorgeous and cheap.

bringbacksideburns Tue 25-Jul-17 21:12:53

Limone Lake Guarda

LapdanceShoeshine Tue 25-Jul-17 21:14:27

Portofino is in the N, isn't it?

There's a place called Gaeta where I stayed (in a small tent grin) many years ago - it's between Rome & Naples. Going by TripAdvisor it's still pretty nice, & very Italian.

www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187790-d4361552-Reviews-Gaeta-Gaeta_Province_of_Latina_Lazio.html

www.slowtrav.com/italy/lazio/gaeta.htm

& there look to be some lovely S/C places on homeaway

www.homeaway.co.uk/results/italy/gaeta/region:36753/minSleeps/4

RTKangaMummy Tue 25-Jul-17 21:15:12

Bari area for seaside and Matera for history smilesmilesmile

crunched Tue 25-Jul-17 21:16:39

Viareggio - blissful

maitaimojito Tue 25-Jul-17 21:16:52

The Amalfi coast is beautiful and you can do trips to Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Catchytune Tue 25-Jul-17 22:42:28

Ostuni in Puglia. Beach, whitewashed old town, old. Very romantic.

massistar Wed 26-Jul-17 09:35:08

Oops. Missed the point about it being Southern Italy!

Mrsbadger77 Wed 26-Jul-17 09:54:46

Positano- gorgeous and normally very touristy but probably less so in September

WhittlingIhopMonkey Sat 29-Jul-17 22:08:29

Positano so so so beautiful but rather dull at night

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