Beaches of Southern Italy [Photo Blog]

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There’s something about the meeting of land and water that has a profound impact on us, whether it creates happiness or inspires wonder. As we also love travel planning here at Utrip, we found the beaches of southern Italy to be particularly inspiring- their deep blue hues and white sands, waves smashing against rock outcroppings, and cliff side towns couldn’t be more picturesque. Read on after the jump to see some of our favorite images, and maybe find a new travel destination of your own.

Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria: Beaches of Southern Italy

Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.     -Isaac Newton

Maratea, Basilicata: Beaches of Southern Italy

Maratea, Basilicata

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. -Henry Beston

Sicily: Beaches of Southern Italy

Sicily

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tropea, Calabria: Beaches of Southern Italy

Tropea, Calabria

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think. -Robert Henri

Tropea, Calabria: Beaches of Southern Italy

Tropea, Calabria

Even the water that comes from the high mountain spring, is bound to head for the ocean. -William Stafford

Tropea, Calabria: Beaches of Southern Italy

Tropea, Calabria

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came. – John F. Kennedy

Tropea, Calabria: Beaches of Southern Italy

Tropea, Calabria

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. -Jeanne Moreau

Scilla, Calabria: Beaches of Southern Italy

Scilla, Calabria

The Sea, once it dazzles you, holds your heart forever, in his web of magic. -Jacques Cousteau

Scilla, Calabria: Beaches of Southern Italy

Scilla, Calabria

Feeling the travel itch yet? Why not give Monaco, PalmaNice or southern Italian Palermo a try?

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