Italians have perfected the art of summer days spent basking in the glorious sun on a pristine beach, so it's not surprising that when Italians go on summer vacation to enjoy the 'dolce vita' they head for the very best: the spectacular beaches of southern Italy's Calabria.

Top Beaches in Calabria, Italy
Top Beaches in Calabria, Italy

Italians have perfected the art of summer days spent basking in the glorious sun on a pristine beach, so it's not surprising that when Italians go on summer vacation to enjoy the 'dolce vita' they head for the very best: the spectacular beaches of southern Italy's Calabria.

The region of Calabria sits as the toe of the Italian peninsula just north of Sicily, often referred to as the Caribbean of Europe, Calabria's warm climate and hundreds of miles of stunning coastline that wrap around seaside villages and steep cliffs on bothe the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas make it a favourite summer destination, and rightly so!