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The far south of Italy is dominated by Naples (in Campania), the chaotic city in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius that is part of Italy's third largest metropolitan area. While this area of Italy has fewer established nude beaches than the other two mainland areas of the country, there are some hidden jewels if you know where to look.

CALABRIA

Crotone      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Pizzo Greco   38.9223, 17.1246 
This beach in the far south of Italy is the country's only nude beach that directly abuts the grounds of a naturist resort (see the next listing), and it is common to see resort guests descending the hillside to the beach sans a stitch. Day visitors can park at the resort to access the beach, but single men in particular are advised to have a membership card from the International Naturist Federation (INF). Pizzo Grecco is among the top few nude beaches in all of Italy.

NATURIST RETREATS

     Pizzo Greco    38.9241, 17.1243     I      beach 
          Isola di Capo Rizzuto



CAMPAGNIA

Napoli      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia della Regina Giovanna   40.6297, 14.3508 
In the beautiful city of Sorrento, the farthest extreme of this stretch of rocky shoreline draws a small number of nude bathers.

NUDE BEACHES: CAPRI

      Grotta dell'Arsenale   40.5463, 14.2426 
The island of Capri, which is about 5 to 6 kilometers offshore from the province of Naples, has but one established nudist location—a rocky beach just below Via Krupp, a switchback pedestrian road that is a well-known tourist attraction.

Salerno      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia del Mingardo   40.0061, 15.3416 
A few nudists gather at the southern extreme of this beach in the southern extreme of the region of Campania. This area lies within ruggedly beautiful Cilento e Vallo di Diano National Park.



MOLISE

Campobasso      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Petacciato Marina   42.0441, 14.8347 
Near the border of the regions of Molise and Abruzzo, Petacciato Marina is a very long and sandy beach, the main part of which is crowded and textile. Discreet nude bathing occurs about 1.5 kilometers north of the main beach. Since there is a separate parking area near the nude part of the beach, a long walk is not necessary.



PUGLIA

Brindisi      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Torre Guaceto   40.7075, 17.8027 
Although this beach near Brindisi is the best-established nude beach in the region of Puglia at the southeastern extreme of Italy, it at best draws moderate crowds of nudists.

PLACES TO STAY—GAY

     Lune Saracene    40.6078, 17.6068     I, E, F
          San Michele Salentino

Foggia      MAP

NATURIST RETREATS

     Casa Il Cantico    41.9282, 15.8844     D, E, G
          Rodi Garganico

     Naturist Sporting Club Parco del Gargano    41.9108, 15.9217     I, D, E
          Vico del Gargano

Lecce      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Parco Naturale di Porto Selvaggio   40.1536, 17.9606 
West of the town of Nadrò, a few nudists gather along a rocky stretch within Porto Selvaggio Natural Park. It seems to be mostly a gay site.






































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