Five most beautiful islands in Italy

Italy is surrounded by many islands that are great tourist destinations. Some offer nature tours, others have beautiful beaches, which can be perfect for your next vacation. Below, we tell you the five most beautiful islands in Italy and the places you can’t miss if you visit any of them.



Sicily

best places to visit in Sicily

Highlights

  • Catania
  • Taormina
  • Ragusa
  • Agrigento
  • Cefula
  • Palermo
  • Etn

Among the five most beautiful islands in Italy is Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and a trendy destination in the country. It has more than 1,100 kilometers of beaches that are very pleasant to visit, as well as cities, mountains and delicious gastronomy. In Palermo, the capital of Sicily, you can see beautiful buildings, among which the cathedral stands out. Another recommended place to visit is Catania, the second largest city on the island.

Renting a car is an excellent option to explore Sicily because you can reach the beaches, bays and main cities at your own pace.

Suggested lodging in Catania: Sweet Dream Apartment

Suggested lodging in Agrigento: B&B Al Dammuso


Cerdeña

best places to visit in Sardinia

Highlights

  • La Maddalena
  • Capo Testa
  • La Pelosa
  • Cueva de Neptuno
  • Dune les Piscinas
  • Capo Carbonara

On the coast of the beautiful Italian island, Cerdeña, you will find a lot of really beautiful beaches. The turquoise water and white sand are perfect for lovers of sunny vacations by the sea. For those who prefer hiking, you can practice it in the mountain range located in the interior of the island.

Here, the climate is perfect all year round. In addition to the beaches, the cities of Olbia and Cagliari, with international airports, also stand out.

Suggested lodging in Palau (near Olbia): Hotel Palau (Excellent value for money, nice view of the coast)

Suggested lodging in La Pelosa: Amaremare B&B (Excellent location, on a hill with a perfect view of the sunset)


Elba

best places to visit in Elba

Highlights

  • National Park of Tuscan Archipelago
  • Mount Capanne
  • Sansone Beach
  • Capo Bianco Beach
  • Padulella Beach
  • Cavoli Beach
  • Biodola Beach

Elba is an Italian island and national park located in the Tuscan archipelago. People come from all over to visit its stunning beaches, which make it almost impossible not to fall in love with it.

On this beautiful Italian island, it is impossible to get bored, as it has many activities, including cycling, hiking and kayaking.

Suggested hotel in Elba: Hotel Plaza (Modern hotel, located directly on the sea)


Isquia

best places to visit in Isquia

Highlights

  • Castillo Aragonés
  • La Mortella
  • Monte Epomeo
  • Spiaggia dei Maronti
  • Playa de Citara

Isquia is the largest island of the Mediterranean archipelago, so you will be able to do many outdoor activities, it contains a lot of warm springs that make it one of the most beautiful islands in Italy.

The island of Sicily is large enough to cover in one day, taking the ferry from Naples. The trip takes about an hour.

Suggested lodging in Ischia: Relais Bijoux Ischia


Capri

best places to visit in Capri

Highlights

  • Blue Grotto
  • Monte Solaro
  • Giardini di Augusto
  • Villa San Michele
  • Villa Jovis
  • Piazzetta di Capri
  • Marina Grande
  • Marina Piccola

Capri is famous for its designer boutiques, elegant jewelry stores and hotels with a beautiful sea view. It is undoubtedly a paradise! If you are on a budget, you can explore this beautiful Italian island on a day trip from Naples as the ferry ride is easy and very fast (about 1 hour).

Capri is very crowded during high season, so if you are uncomfortable with crowds, we recommend traveling in low season.

Suggested hotel in Capri: Hotel Weber Ambassador (Excellent value for money).


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