If your perfectly planned trip to Rome got blindsided by the unbreathable, unbearable heat, don’t freak. Stai calma. A Cool-Off day trip is easy and affordable to incorporate into your Roman summer. Listed below are a combination of the closest, cleanest and cheapest AKA best beaches to run to when your skin starts to sizzle under the Mediterranean sun. Save the monuments and museums for the cooler evening, and just go get in the water for the day.

Note: The “blue flag” is a recognition awarded to certain beaches and marinas throughout the world, labeling them for their cleanliness and environmental policies and actions.

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American by chance, but Roman by choice, Sarah is currently feeding her adventurous soul with expatriatism and pizza. Her finest moments are always on the wrong bus with a backpack and an upside down map, waiting to see what the world’s got for her next, so long as she can blog about it. She likes writing more than talking, dolphins more than humans, old movies more than new, and Rome more than anything else.



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