Southern Italy is ideal for beach vacations and water sports: glass-clear sea, secluded bays and white beaches can be found here. In Sicily, lemon trees grow and around Mount Etna you will find countless ancient sites. Sardinia, with its emerald Costa Smeralda and exclusive hotels, is a destination for the jet set. Calabria is a beautiful spot for diving and hiking. Spectacular: Tropea as a medieval coastal town. Puglia on the Adriatic, on the other hand, has an almost Caribbean feel with its beaches and typical round stone houses, the trulli.