Having lived only in northern climes before moving to Italy, we were beach novices when we touched down in Tuscany one August. After one day in plus-30 temperatures we quickly realised that we—and especially our kids—needed to find our way to a beach. But where to go?
Searching online we found some tips, but little overall advice: which towns to stay in? Island or mainland? Where were the sandy and rocky beaches? What is the story with all those strips of beach umbrellas?