Italy has a wealth of postcard-perfect coastal towns, each with an individual panorama of breathtaking sea views and colorful towns scattered across the regions. Each region has plenty of sights and attractions that you can squeeze into your itinerary if you want a change of pace.Plot the ultimate coastal town tour along the Mediterranean.
Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast is the most famous and spectacular Italian coastline, packed with fantastic sites and attractions. If you’re a swimmer then there’s no better place for you, with idyllic blue waters and beautiful beaches, you will certainly be in your element on the Amalfi Coast. Picturesque villages such as Positano rise up among the cliffs from the sea, giving the most beautiful views. Taking a boat ride is the best way to see the coast and visit the enchanting islands of Capri, Ischia and the colorful Procida and the village of Sorrento, known as the town of lemons, a coastal town perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas.
Italy’s Liguria region, also known as the Italian Riviera, is a crescent-shaped strip of Mediterranean coastline extending from Ventimiglia to the Gulf of Poets north of Tuscany. The Italian Riviera offers limitless experiences throughout all the charming and accessible seaside villages. To make the most of this stretch of Ligurian coastline, make sure you explore Genoa, one of Italy’s big port cities, and some of the best luxury destinations like Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, as well as its lesser-known smaller gems such as Rapallo, Camogli, Chiavari, Lavagna and Sestri Levante.
Sicily needs no introduction. It is a region that is exuberant and shy, folkloric and breathtaking, mysterious and arcane. In Sicily, nature is a dream you can experience with your eyes open, a fairy tale that becomes reality. Discover Palermo, the Sicilian capital, with one of Europe’s largest old town areas with an abundance of cultural attractions, a vibrant food scene, and the best city beaches in the country. Let yourself be amazed by the enchanting Syracuse, one of the highlights of Sicily’s east coast. The city has some incredible UNESCO-listed historic sites as well as the obligatory Baroque churches. Finally, don’t miss Acireale, Catania, Ragusa and Agrigento. You’ll never get tired of Sicily!
Sardinia is best known for its uncontaminated beaches and mind-blowing culinary scene. There are many places to see, each with its own unique beauty. Up in the north of Sardinia, Alghero attracts visitors for its historic ramparts and seafood suppers, but also for its beaches. Sardinia’s southern capital Cagliari has a rich trading history and its narrow medieval streets are lined with palaces and villas. The hilltop castle quarter sits high above the harbor and the rest of the city, affording excellent views. Cagliari is blessed with one of the best city beaches in Europe, the gorgeous Poetto beach, is 8km of wide lagoon beach with fine sands. Castelsardo, on the island’s northern coast, is also a remarkably well-maintained piece of a history that dates back to the Nuragic civilization. Remnants of that ancient legacy can be found in the area, in the region’s signature nuraghe ruins. Whatever you wish, Sardinia is the right choice.
The Romagna Riviera is synonymous with entertainment, culture and hospitality. Here you will find everything you could want for your vacation and even something more. Emilia-Romagna’s Riviera includes some of the most famous beaches in Europe – clean, safe waters, the most on-trend entertainment, unparalleled hospitality, love and respect for nature and lastly, fantastic art, culture, food and wine. Take a trip to Emilia-Romagna and visit famous cities of art, such as Ravenna and Rimini, and enjoy the nightlife with many venues, cocktail bars and clubs around Milano Marittima and Riccione. No one feels left out at the Riviera.
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