If you love the water, you’re going to love Italy. With a long coastline lapped by the Mediterranean, Ionian and Adriatic seas, Italy is a brilliant destination for epic watersports.

It’s no secret that Italians love messing about on the water – especially on speedboats, sailing yachts and kayaks. The year-round sunshine and a gorgeous climate lend itself to water-based activities. Think sweeping coastlines that hide beautiful gulfs, secret bays, and quaint fishing villages. Plus, Italy has over 100 blue flags for the cleanest and most equipped beaches.

Our Airone Beachclub is brand new this year, so you can see why we’re totally besotted! Here are just a few of our findings from our first few months of Italian watersports.