The Beaches of France and Italy

Head off with your friends to explore the best of the European coastline, where the world-renowned Riviera beaches, quaint towns, and great ambiance await you.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Marseille, France

  • 2

    Cassis, France

  • 3

    Cannes, France

  • 4

    Monte Carlo, France

  • 5

    Portofino, Italy

  • 6

    Cinque Terre, Italy

  • 7

    San Gimignano, Italy

  • 8

    Florence, Italy

  • 9

    Rome, Italy

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Things to do in and around Marseille

  • Marseille 2
  • Morgiou 2
  • La Vieille Charité (Marseille)
  • Marseille
  • Sugiton 1
  • Avignon
   
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Marseille

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

BeachesCultureFoodHistoricNight life0 nights

Enjoy the good food, stroll in the old port, and relax at the beach in this city full of life and excitement.

Marseille is the second largest city in France, after Paris. Marseille is listed as a major center of art and history. The city has many museums and galleries and there are many ancient buildings and churches of historical interest. Most of the attractions of Marseille (including shopping areas) are located in the 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th arrondissements. These include : The Old Port or Vieux-Port, the main harbor and marina of the city. It is guarded by two massive forts (Fort Saint-Nicolas and Fort Saint-Jean) and is one of the main places to eat in the city. The Hotel de Ville (City Hall), a baroque building dating from the 17th century; And more.
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Things to do in and around Cassis

  • Cassis from the Castle
  • street in cassis
  • Cassis Winter 2
  • Calanque Port-Miou
  • Avignon
  • Vue du Sémaphore
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 109 Aix-en-Provence
  • Cap Canaille
  • Arles
  • Le gorges du Verdon
   
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Cassis

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

BeachesSmall towns2 nights

This colorful old fishing port is a favorite with tourists, swimmers, and divers, as it was with important painters in the past.

Cassis is a commune situated in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in southern France. It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs and the sheltered inlets called calanques. The wines of Cassis are white and rose, and not to be confused with creme de cassis, a specialty of Burgundy which takes its name from blackcurrants, not the commune.
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Things to do in and around Cannes

  • Cannes
  • Red rocks
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  • 050103 - St Honorat - Monastero fortificato
  • Cannes and its Port
  • Untitled
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
  • Rooftops of old Cannes
  • Cannes: Musée de la Castre
  • Antibes
  • Le gorges du Verdon
  • St Raphael
  • Gorges du Cians 2
   
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Cannes

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

BeachesFoodNight lifeCultureSmall towns2 nights

Cannes is a famous upscale seaside resort town in the Riviera, it offers fantastic beaches, food, and nightlife.

Cannes is a city located in the French Riviera. It is a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The city is also famous for its luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. The Promenade de la Croisette is the waterfront avenue with palm trees. La Croisette is known for picturesque beaches, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Le Suquet, the old town, provides a good view of La Croisette. The fortified tower and Chapel of St Anne house the Musee de la Castre. A distinctive building in Cannes is the Russian Orthodox church.
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Things to do in and around Monte Carlo

  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Beautiful Day
  • Monte Carlo Street
  • The Exotic Garden - Norwich June 23rd 2013
  • Palais Princier de Monaco
  • Untitled
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
  • Monte Carlo
  • Monacco Oceanographic Museum
  • Cruising Monaco Monti Carlo
  • Monte Carlo Mini Coopers
  • Antibes
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • The small Theatre of Epidaurus, dated to 4th century BC, Ancient Epidaurus Village
  • Monte Carlo casino, Monaco
  • Japanese Garden
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Welcome
  • Colorful and Elegant le Vieux Menton - A Hidden Gem Next to the Italian Border
   
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Monte Carlo

France, Monaco region

FoodBeachesNight lifeNatureCulture2 nights

The heart of Monaco, Monte Carlo embodies the luxurious spirit of the region and is known for its beaches, castle, and gardens.

Monte Carlo officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Monaco has four traditional quarters. From west to east they are: Fontvieille (the newest), Monaco-Ville (the oldest), La Condamine, and Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo (literally "Mount Charles") is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. Near the western end of the quarter is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo "an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth".
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Things to do in and around Portofino

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  • Kamieniczki w porcie
  • Castle Brown, Portofino
  • Genua
  • 083 - Montallegro
  • Rapallo 46
  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
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  • 250712-039 CPS
   
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Portofino

Italy, Riviera region

Small townsFoodNatureCultureBeaches2 nights

This historic village is now an upscale resort favored by the rich, and features a lively waterfront, fine landmarks, and great food.

Portofino is an Italian fishing village, and upmarket resort famous for its picturesque harbor and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a commune located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is crowded round its small harbor, and is known for the colourfully painted buildings that line the shore. It is closely associated with Paraggi Beach, which is a few minutes up the coast. Other nearby beaches include Camogli, Chiavari, Lavagna, and Sestri Levante.
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Things to do in and around Cinque Terre

  • Manarola afternoon
  • Corniglia - Vernazza, Sentiero Azzurro, walking north (2)
  • Monterosso al Mare
  • Manarola, Italy
  • Mediterranean Masterpiece
  • 083 - Montallegro
  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
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  • Cinque-Terre-Riomaggiore-IMGP0701-HDR(3)
  • 義大利DAY-2五鄉地漁村
  • Rapallo 46
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
   
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Cinque Terre

Italy, Riviera region

Small townsCultureNatureActiveNight life1 night

Comprised of five colorful villages, this Italian town sprawls over terraced rocks along the coast and offers spectacular scenery.

Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.
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Things to do in and around San Gimignano

  • San Gimignano
  • San Gimignano
  • Sacro e Profano (6/7)
  • Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano (II)
  • San Gimignano
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
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  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Tula archeological site
  • 0688_Italia-Toscana
  • Fiesole
   
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San Gimignano

Italy, Tuscany region

Small townsCultureFoodHistoricNature2 nights

This marvelous hilltop town boasts architectural variety, historic towers, a fun medieval atmosphere, and superb local wine.

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form an unforgettable skyline. Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches. The Historic Center of San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town also is known for the saffron, the Golden Ham and its white wine.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Michelangelos David
  • Venice
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Untitled
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Bologna
  • A view of Verona
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFood2 nights

Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Grape Orchards
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museum
  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • Naples
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
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  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Ostia Antica - Avril 2012 (7)
  • Tivoli
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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