Sicily is one of the biggest islands in Europe, pairing ancient towns with beach resorts. Giardini Naxos goes down especially well with families, thanks to its long activity list. There’s a harbour, old town and seaside prom. And it’s all topped off with Recanati — a kid-friendly zone serving up a funfair and watersports.
Italian families swear by the beaches in Marina di Ugento, Puglia. The bright blue lagoon here has powder-soft sands and shallow waters made for little kids. For a sandy spot with plenty of facilities, lay down your towel near Torre San Giovanni harbour.
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