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SICILY & SARDEGNA

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Sic
Agrigento
Messina
Siracusa
Sardegna
Sar
Cagliari
Medio Campidano
Olbia-Tempio
Oristano
Sassari


SICILIA
If mainland Italy is a boot, the Sicily is a ball being kicked by the toe of the boot. The island is slightly larger in area than Vermont, and it is a mere 3 kilometers from the mainland at the closest point, but it is not bridged. Sicily is inextricably linked to the Mafia, which remains a part of the social fabric though its role in modern times has been diminished. However, tourists go about their business in Sicily without feeling the presence of this underworld, and Sicily is not an unsafe place for tourists, nor are tourists targets of the Mafia. While Sicily is more traditional and conservative than mainland Italy, there are a handful of thriving nude beaches.

Agrigento      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Eraclea Minoa   37.3918, 13.2719 
Eraclea Minoa, on the southwestern side of Sicily, refers to both a small seaside resort village and an adjacent archaeological site dating back about 2,500 years. There are two beaches associated with Eraclea Minoa: a long and easily accessible textile beach adjacent to the village, and a much more remote beach around a headland that requires more effort to reach and is well known as a gathering place for nudists.

      Spiaggia di Torre Salsa   37.3554, 13.3565 
This beach is about 8 kilometers from Eraclea Minoa (see the previous listing) as the crow flies or about twice that distance by car. Torre Salsa is a long, completely undeveloped beach accessed via unpaved roads. It is lightly attended overall, and nudity occurs freely on one end of the beach.

Messina      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Letojanni   37.8999, 15.3300 
Located about 10 kilometers north of the very popular and picturesque hilltop town of Taormina, this beach is notable among Sicily's nude beaches for being easily accessible, just off the coastal road. Nudists gather on the central part of this beach, which is often alternately known by the name Fondaco Parrino.

      Spiaggia delle Rocce Bianche   37.8670, 15.2987 
This tiny niche on the north end of Taormina is mostly a gay beach, with nudity being a frequent occurrence. However, Spiaggia di Letojanni (see the previous listing) a little farther north is much better established as a nude beach.

PLACES TO STAY

     Camping Lo Scoglio    38.0101, 14.2303     I, D, E, F, G
          Castel di Tusa, Tusa

Siracusa      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Marianelli   36.8340, 15.1059 
Located near the southeastern extreme of Sicily (south of Siracusa), this is a hidden but well-attended nude beach that draws a mixed but heavily gay crowd. It is very often referred to by the name "Eloro," which is technically the next beach to the north.



SARDEGNA
If you draw a perfectly north-to-south line that goes from Genoa (in the far northwest of Italy near France) all the way across the Mediterranean to Africa, that line will pass through two major islands. The northern and smaller of the two is Corsica, which is part of France. The larger and southern of the two is Sardegna (often spelled Sardinia in English), which is part of Italy. Sardegna, with a land area comparable to that of New Hampshire, is not known as a naturist destination. The locals are more socially conservative than their mainland (or Sicilian) brethren. The beaches below get some visitation by nudists, often with discretion, but there is no single beach that can be described as the preeminent nude beach of the island.

Cagliari      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Cala Fighera   39.1834, 9.1615 

      Spiaggia di Mari Pintau   39.1755, 9.3675 

      Spiaggia di Feraxi   39.3290, 9.5992 

Medio Campidano      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Piscinas   39.5248, 8.4368 

Olbia-Tempio      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia del Liscia   41.1904, 9.3047 

PLACES TO STAY

     Camping Baia Sareceno    41.1799, 9.3944     I, D, E, F, G, S
          Palau

Oristano      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Is Arenas   40.0652, 8.4736 

Sassari      MAP

NUDE BEACHES

      Spiaggia di Porto Ferro   40.6864, 8.2050 








































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