to my dear Roman friends who scoff at Santa Marinella, saying humbly that the beach is just ok… please don’t expect much of a beach holiday if you come to Singapore and visit Sentosa.
I mean.. i think having grown up in an island where the color of seawater is a consisted muddy green, and where going to the beach usually meant heading to east coast park for some cycling and barbecue, any beach where i can kinda see my feet through the water is already a pretty darn decent beach imo.
so yeah, Santa Marinella, less than an hour’s train ride away from Rome, was a decent beach getaway amidst the sweltering summer weather.
but to be honest, i think my trips to the beach need to be far and few, namely because i have tanned to my dragon-boat days level just after one time of basking in the sound, turning into a bronzed-blackish color. not good.
which is a pity because I really did enjoy myself – what with the silky sands, cool waters and tons of like-minded folks. the only thing i didnt like (as compared to lake bracciano) was the horrible saltiness of the seawater – it came as a shock considering the water looked so pristine. lol.. i sound like such a beach-noob
of course, whats great is also the great appetite and good, fresh seafood. this is life!