The summer season is upon us. And for many of us, that means beach. For some of us (me included), this means trying to find a patch of sand where I'm not sharing the beach with about three million other people.
That said, in Italy, nothing says 'convenience' more than renting a sun lounge and an umbrella and squishing yourself onto a serviced beach with about three trillion other people. Personally, I'm not a fan of stabilmenti. I'm quite happy to lay my towel down on the sand and just chill, especially if it means I don't have to listen to other people's conversations and put up with their kids all day long. Thankfully I know my way around the beaches in this part of the country, but I know some of you don't.
Not from these parts? Fear not. If you want a truly Italian summer, you just need to download an app or visit a website. Not for general recommendations but for actual bookings!
You see, some genius is already two steps ahead of you. Someone worked out that there's a market for booking sun lounges across the summer in Italy. So you can now book your own chair and umbrella at an assortment of beaches using an app/website like Sunbrella.
File under "wish I'd thought of it".