Ascea is a beach town south of where we live in Campania. It has a long road along the beach with plenty of sandy beaches. It is a Blue Flag beach.
These beaches have a gentle rolling surf and wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. You have two choices at these beaches:
- Free public area – Bring your own umbrella and chairs.
- Clubs – Pay and get umbrella, table and chase lounges
The clubs usually have free WiFi and music. You can also have a lunch at them. Lunch is not just sandwiches and pizza but swordfish, pasta and salads. You can also get beer, wine and prosecco with lunch or at your table on the beach. The food is wonderful and you have great views.
On Thursdays the close a section of the beach road and set up vendor stalls for a market. This market is mostly clothes and kitchen ware.
There is a train that stops here from Salerno, Naples and Rome. It continues south to Sicily. When going to Ascea, don’t miss Velia and ancient Greek ruin. This was a huge seaside city in ancient times.
This is the way to enjoy the beach Italian style. Enjoy!
Tomorrow we travel south along the coast to the seaport of Scario.
George & Jo Anne