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Think of Italy and your mind immediately conjures up vivid images of stunning coastlines with sparkling seas, rustic terracotta villages, chic cities, delicious food, fine wines, architectural wonders, famous artists, fast cars and passionate, friendly people.
From the top to the toe of the famous boot, Italy has more than 7600 kilometres of coastline. Travel to the far south and you'll discover the little-known region of Calabria. It has a dramatic coastline surrounded by two seas - the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian, deserted beaches, mountain ranges and three national parks. And it's here that we've based our Airone Beachclub
The coastline and hillsides of Calabria lend themselves to a wide range of activities, so it's a great destination for us to open the latest addition to our range of beachclubs across the Med. Come and join us for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking in the beautiful Ionian Sea, or mountain biking and road cycling through rural hillsides and grab yourself a little bit of La Dolce Vita.
As you would expect summer in Italy is lovely and warm, with temperatures in the peak summer months of July and August regularly topping out in the mid to high 30’s. You’ll want to be close to the water when these temperatures top out, so head to the beach and take to the water on a kayak, dinghy or windsurf.
May and June tend to offer a more manageable climate, although the sea may still be a little fresh. September days are lovely and the sea is still warm enough to swim in.
For ideal wind conditions, we generally advise to head out onto the water at around midday. If you're just starting out in the water, the breeze is at its most gentle in the morning, easing you into your activity before the conditions pick up at lunchtime.