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Explore the Islands of Italy

Sardinia coast in Italy

Much like its Mediterranean neighbor Greece, Italy boasts a large offering of beautiful little islands (450 to be exact!)that dot the waters around the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, and Ionian coasts. Aside from Sicily, Italy's largest island, many of these destinations off the mainland are overlooked by tourists who flock to the country's more well known summer spots like the Amalfi Coast. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Italian islands that you should consider for your next Italian adventure!


If you've been to the Amalfi Coast then you may have heard of its most famous close by island, Capri. However less have heard of Capri's little sister, Ischia. There is a certain serenity to Ischia; the beaches are less crowded, the landscape is dotted with picturesque fishing villages, and it even boasts dozens of thermal pools and hot springs.

Ischia, Italy


This little Mediterranean beauty is probably best known for the Grotta del Genovese and its cave paintings, along with the popular Roman shipwreck diving site, however don't overlook the picturesque coastline and dreamy port town.

Levanzo, Italy

Aeolian Islands: Salina, Lipari, Alicudi, Filicudi

Salina, Italy

Off the coast of Sicily you will find the Archipelago of the Aeolian islands. These 7 UNESCO-protected islands all offer stunning views, serenity, and relaxation however our favorites are 1) Salina: perhaps the most luxurious choice, 2) Lipari: perhaps the most visited but worth the hype, 3) Alicudi and Filicudi, two of the archipelago's less visited islands that offer a particular rustic charm and tranquility.


Italy's second biggest island sits just south of France's Corsica island and north of Tunisia, making it a unique multicultural destination in the mediterranean. Sardinia's rugged landscape, beautiful coastline, distinct wine cultivation, and amazing food make it a must visit location for those looking to discover one of Italy's best hidden secrets.

Sardinia, Italy


Elba, Italy

Elba may be best known as the Tuscan Island on which Napoleon was exiled, but in 2022 its a relaxed paradise dotted with breathtaking beaches, natural coves, and quaint villages.


Ponza is another beautiful option for those seeking a quieter slice of Italian heaven. This little island carries laid-back elegance and is a favorite among wealthy Roman holiday makers. It sits off the coast about halfway between Rome and Naples and can be accessed by ferry from the mainland south of Rome.

Ponza, Italy


If natural beauty, picturesque, historic fishing villages, and secluded beaches is what you seek, then look no further than the little Tuscan island of Giglio.

Giglio, Italy


Pantelleria, Italy

Tucked in the strait of Sicily, northwest of Malta, Pantelleria is truly a gem of an island. With its black lava rock formations, largely unknown yet impressive wine cultivation, and rustic charm, this island needs not show off. It's up to you to discover its wonder, and on a clear day you can even see Tunisia to the west!


Burano, Italy

Unlike the other islands on this list, Burano isn't a beachy Mediterranean hideaway or rustic Aeolian gem. Located in the lagoon of Venice, this island is a popular stop for tourists of this region but it's well worth it. The colorful houses and shops make for a beautiful day trip.


Not far from Capri and Ischia, you may recognize Procida from various scenes in the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, however this little island is not over-run by tourists. In fact, it is offers a certain serenity and approachability that makes it one of our favorite island destinations.

Procida, Italy

Procida, Italy


We're pretty sure you've heard of Capri. Popular amongst yacht owners, and day-trippers from Positano and Amalfi looking to enjoy a lazy lunch in the sun and get a glimpse of the famous Blue Grotto. Theres a reason why this island is so well-known, it's truly beautiful and easily accessible by ferry.

Capri, Italy

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