If you enjoy lake swimming, there are several small beaches around Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. 

Tuoro sul Trasimeno

29km, 40 mins
GPS: 43.191077, 12.077214
The beach resorts of Romagna are popular and busy, with beach bars and water parks. The sandy beaches along the central Adriatic coast of Marche are quieter and more relaxing.

Private beaches charge an entrance fee and provide sun loungers, umbrellas and often changing rooms, toilets and showers. Umbrellas are sited close to one another so there is little privacy.

Public beaches (spiaggia libera) are free – umbrellas and deck chairs or sun loungers are not always available for hire, but you can find a space away from others.  Showers are not usually available.

Rimini coast

178km, 2hrs 30 mins
GPS: 44.067919, 12.584372

Pesaro Coast

153km, 2hrs 30 mins
GPS: 43.913936, 12.919848

Pesaro has a few major beach areas – some busy hotel-fronted beaches – Levante, Ponente and Baia Flaminia, and the free beach (spiaggia libera) to the south of the city, near Monte Ardizio.


Riviera del Conero

206km, 2hrs 50 mins

The most beautifully scenic and unspoilt beaches on the Adriatic coast.