Hotel with impeccable interior design and the advantage of being a stone's throw from the sea: the best marine hotels for summer 2024, from the Adriatic to the Mediterranean

Staying in a hotel overlooking His Majesty's (our) sea. It may be a cliché, but the seaside holiday continues to best represent the concept of Italian summer relaxation.

At a safe distance from the noise and heat of the big cities, it's time to dedicate yourself to the best that the sea has to offer: long walks on the beach, diving from the rocks, boat trips, canoe tours, regenerating swims, doing nothing underneath the beach umbrella.

We leave you with our personal selection ofhotels pieds dans l'eau: a stone's throw from the sea, with well-kept, welcoming, classy interiors. What more could you ask for?

1. Verdura Resort Rocco Forte Hotel

Where: Sciacca, Agrigento.

On the south-western coast of Sicily, it includes a 230-hectare property between the sea and verdant nature. The minimalist architecture wants to impact the landscape as little as possible and reveals Mediterranean and airy interiors, between local terracottas and tones of ocher and purple. In addition to the quiet private beach, a guarantee of privacy, you can relax and pamper yourself in the large wellness area, while the more sporty can try their hand at tennis and golf tournaments.

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2 Hotel Principe

Where: Forte dei Marmi, Lucca.

Between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea, an institution of Versilia hospitality. A luxury residence, the hotel is just a few steps from the large sandy beach that has contributed to the international fame of the Tuscan town. The structure was completely renovated in 2011, becoming (even more so) a heritage of bon vivre. Don't miss an appointment at sunset on the panoramic terrace overlooking the sea.


3 Grand Hotel Miramare

Where: Santa Margherita Ligure, Genoa.

Located in front of an intense blue sea, the historic early 20th century hotel stands out with its Italian Riviera style architecture. In a strategic position, halfway between Portofino and the 5 Terre, it preserves the historical setting and a retro-chic touch. The jewel in the crown: a green park and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool filled with sea water.


4 Botania Relais & Spa

Where: Ischia, Naples.

The sea can be easily reached on foot by walking immersed in the lush vegetation that characterizes the Campania island. The hotel includes several Mediterranean-style buildings happily isolated in a naturalistic oasis of quiet and privacy. There is no shortage of spa centre, tubs and swimming pools surrounded by greenery and three restaurant options, among which a Green Michelin restaurant stands out.


5 Aquadulci

Where: Chia, Cagliari.

In the southernmost tip of Sardinia, the discreetly elegant resort is immersed in the greenery of dense Mediterranean vegetation. Next to the structure there is one of the most evocative beaches on the island, Su Giudeu, which can be easily reached on foot along a pond inhabited by pink flamingos. Among the sand dunes covered with centuries-old junipers, the view opens up to a crystalline sea.