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A new book explores the most beautiful pools along Italy's Emerald Coast. The naturalistic shape of this pool includes a series of inlets, which helps it blend in with the lush surroundings.
05/28/2015 12:42pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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By Kristen Flanagan for Architectural Digest

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(photos: courtesy of Rizzoli)

A new book explores the most beautiful pools along Italy's Emerald Coast. The naturalistic shape of this pool includes a series of inlets, which helps it blend in with the lush surroundings.

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This clifftop pool offers panoramic views over the sea.

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This beautiful terraced pool incorporates rock formations.

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The granite rocks reflect the natural surroundings but were actually placed around the pool when it was built.

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This pool features a shallow section made for lounging.

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The granular Orosei marble used in the pool area continues into this home's interior.

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Dream Pools: Enchanting Pools of Italy's Emerald Coast (Rizzoli, $68) takes readers on a photographic journey of Sardinia's Costa Smeralda, via 12 private pools designed by Filigheddu Construzoni, an Italian construction firm known for its natural-looking pools.

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