If it’s specifically a beach holiday you’re after, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With Sardinia offering a 1,120-mile stretch of white sandy beach overlooking endless crystal-clear waters, finding that perfect spot to build the grandest sandcastle has never been easier. Picturesque Sicily provides beaches aplenty that gaze upon the dramatic landscapes of formidable Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano. Or why not travel along the awe-inspiring coastline of the Neapolitan Riviera? Stretching along the coast of the region of Campania, it starts in the bustling town of Sorrento, offering exquisite bars and restaurants as well as scenic beauty with dramatic views over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, then continues on south, past iconic towns of the Amalfi coast, including the multi-coloured cliffside village of Positano, and, of course, Amalfi itself, famous for its whitewashed villas, fishermen's dwellings and merchant townhouses.