We all know that one of the best things about Italy is the country’s diversity. From the marvelous lakes of the North to the art cities of the Center, to the natural landscapes of the South.
If we then move from the mainland to the islands, the music does not change. Each island has extraordinary peculiarities and is very different from all the other islands. An example of this is the two largest islands in Italy and in the Mediterranean, Sicily, and Sardinia, whose territories and traditions almost seem to belong to different nations.
Among all the islands (there are more than 800!) Of our country, here is an overview of the 8 most beautiful islands in Italy ( Sardinia and Sicily excluded).
Il Giglio became infamous in 2012 after the sinking of the Costa Concordia. Among the beautiful islands of the Tuscan archipelago, it is one of the best known for its natural environment and crystal clear sea.
Ponza is one of the less-known Italian islands, especially by foreigners. It is a popular weekend island for Romans and can be reached by ferry from the port of Anzio.
3. LEVANZO (Sicily)
The Egadi, off the west coast of Sicily, are small islands with unique atmospheres and landscapes. Levanzo is the smallest of the Egadi islands and, in some ways, could be considered a perfect Italian island among the beautiful islands in miniature.
4. PROCIDA (Campania)
Located in the Gulf of Naples, it is often overlooked by tourists for the more popular Capri and Ischia. This is partly due to its small size which does not allow the docking of large boats.
5. CAPRI (Campania)
Capri is among the most legendary islands in Italy. Less than an hour from Naples, it has long been a celebrity destination. Every foreign tourist knows Capri but only the wealthiest can afford to stay in exclusive hotels or go shopping in the island’s very expensive shops.
6. ELBA (Tuscany)
Elba is part of the Tuscan archipelago (which is the largest marine park d’ Europe ) and is much visited during the weekend. Portoferraio, the main city that lives thanks to port activities, is not the best on the island. In fact, the fame of Elba is mainly linked to its beaches and unspoiled landscapes.
7. ISCHIA (Campania)
Nestled in the Gulf of Naples, Ischia is a splendid volcanic island that has become a popular destination for Neapolitans. It also attracts numerous tourists from all over the world, attracted by the sea, spas, and beaches.
8. LA MADDALENA (Sardinia)
It is located in the Maddalena Archipelago, on the extreme tip of northern Sardinia. Among all beautiful islands, it is one of the most evocative landscapes in the world. The uncontaminated nature, the intense scents of the Mediterranean scrub, and the turquoise sea form a combination of rare beauty. La Maddalena is the largest of all the islands, where the main inhabited center is made up of a characteristic fishing village.
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