What a luxury to take a break from steamy sightseeing to enjoy one of the many beach clubs dotting the Italian shoreline.


This one is in Puglia, where many Italians head for ferie in agosto — August holidays.

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The soft, clear waters of the Adriatic Sea kiss the craggy shoreline, and at this beach club, many of the amenities, like the changing rooms and even the bar, are tucked into naturally formed caves.





While it can be difficult to give up a day of visiting ancient artifacts or centuries-old artwork and architecture, I highly recommend the reprieve of a day spent shore side or lakeside in Italy if the opportunity arises.

Italian Beach Words

  • la spiaggia = beach
  • il mare = sea
  • la sabbia = sand
  • l’onda = wave
  • il sole = sun
  • il costume da bagno = bathing suit
  • l’asciugamano = towel (or telo da mare)
  • la crema solare = sunscreen
  • gli occhiali da sole = sunglasses
  • il salvataggio = lifeguard
  • nuotare = to swim
  • la conchiglia = shell
  • il castello di sabbia = sand castle

This post first appeared on Prayers and Piazzas in August 2017.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellen Bertelsen says:

    Love the writing the pictures and most of all the insights. Xoxoxo. Ellen

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. I couldn’t agree more! I loved the few days we spent on Lido Island at the beach, just listening to the Italians chat and enjoying the sun. My children later said the beach was their favorite part of their visit to Venice! Although, I have to say the water in Puglia looks so much lovlier…

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