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There are more than 200 islands in Italy, including the large Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia and well-known destinations such as Capri, Ischia and Elba. On this page we present you the most important islands of Italy.
The most beautiful islands of Italy
Sicily
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. The crystal clear water is perfect for a beach vacation and there are numerous cultural treasures like amphitheaters and ruins of temples and places worth seeing. At the forefront are Palermo, the island's ...
Sardinia
The second largest Mediterranean island promises long sandy beaches, crystal clear water and beautiful towns with narrow streets. While seaside vacationers can spend their days at the beach and sports enthusiasts can let off steam with water sports or other activities, hiking fans will get their money's worth in the ...
Lipari
Lipari, namesake and largest of the Lipari Islands, impresses with its picturesque harbor town. The ruins date back to the Bronze Age and tell of the long, eventful history. Greeks and Romans, Saracens and Normans fought over the island. In addition to buildings from ancient times, you will find a ...
Procida
Procida is an Italian island and municipality in the Gulf of Naples. It is located between the Italian mainland and the island of Ischia and is one of the most densely populated islands in the Mediterranean.
Pantelleria
The volcanic island of Pantelleria belongs to the Sicilian province of Trapani, but geographically it is almost near Tunisia. The island owes its existence to 300,000 years of volcanic activity. To this day, fumaroles and hot springs indicate its history of origin. Today the island is inhabited primarily by Italians. Originally, ...
Capri
Countless vacationers flock to the island of Capri in the Gulf of Naples every year to relax, discover the numerous sights or enjoy nature. Picturesque gardens, impressive rock formations and the famous blue grotto are just some of the scenic highlights of the island. In addition, there is an imperial ...
Favignana
The island of Favignana belongs to the Sicilian province of Trapani and is the largest Aegean island. The island has a rich historical past. Thanks to various cave finds, it is certain that it has been inhabited since prehistoric times. It also became famous because of the last battle of ...
Ponza
Ponza is one of the two inhabited islands of the Pontine Islands, a small group of volcanic islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The municipality of Ponza also includes the uninhabited neighboring islands of La Botte, Gavi, Palmarola and Zannone. The island's harbor is lined with pastel-colored cottages arranged like a ...
Ustica
The volcanic island of Ustica is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea and belongs to the Autonomous Province of Sicily. Literary experts believe that it was already mentioned in Homer's Odyssey. Since the Bronze Age, the island has been inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Saracens, among others. Various excavation sites are ...
Capraia
The island of Capraia is located in the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the Tuscan Archipelago. It is considered the most maritime and at the same time the wildest island in the region. The existence of the islet is due to two volcanic eruptions that happened millions of years ago. ...
Marettimo
The island of Marettimo is located in the Mediterranean Sea and is included in the province of Trapani. It is the second largest of the Aegean Islands and also the westernmost point of Sicily. The car-free island is considered a true natural jewel that captivates its visitors with its unique ...
Levanzo
Levanzo Island is located in the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the Sicilian province of Trapani. The island is the northernmost and at the same time the smallest of the Aegean Islands. Levanzo was inhabited by people as early as the Stone Age and holds one of the most important ...
Ischia
Ischia, with its size of 46 square kilometers, forms the largest island in terms of area in the southern Italian Gulf of Naples. The volcanic island is one of the most popular destinations in the region. Visitors can reach the island by ferry or catamaran from the port of Porta di ...
San Nicola
San Nicola is located in the Adriatic Sea and belongs to the province of Foggia in Puglia. It is the third largest island of the popular Tremiti archipelago. Even from a distance, the island resembles a fortress. The Benedictine monks built a fortress here in the 9th century, which was ...
Giglio
The island of Giglio is located in the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to the Tuscan province of Grosseto. Together with the neighboring island of Giannutri, it forms the Italian municipality of Isola dei Giglio. Visitors can reach Giglio by ferry from Santo Stefano or by hydrofoil. The island gained tragic ...
Linosa
Linosa, together with Lampedusa, forms the municipality of Lampedusa e Linosa, which belongs to the autonomous region of Sicily. The volcanic island is located in the Mediterranean Sea and is the northernmost of the Pelagic Islands. Linosa is considered a pearl of the Mediterranean, which has not yet been discovered ...
Lampedusa
The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa is part of the municipality of Lampedusa e Linosa and is geographically located between Sicily and Tunisia. Lampedusa is the southernmost island of Italy and also the largest Pelagic island. The island is an international topic of conversation, not least because of the refugee situation. ...
Elba
Elba is an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea and belongs to Tuscany, more precisely to the province of Livorno. Those interested can reach the island by ferry from Piombino Marittimo or by hydrofoil. Extensive beaches, golden sand, deep blue sea: Elba knows how to spoil its visitors. Sports enthusiasts ...
Panarea
Panarea is with 3.4 square kilometers the smallest of the seven Lipari islands. Many consider it the most beautiful. Hibiscus, bougainvillea, olive and lemon trees create an Arcadian atmosphere. From Punta del Corvo you have a wonderful view. When you arrive at the port of San Pietro, your way can lead ...
Alicudi
Alicudi is an insider tip and popular with hikers who appreciate the original far away from the tourist crowds. The tiny island with the extinct volcano Filo dell'Arpa is almost uninhabited. You won't find any roads here. Centuries-old stairs lead from the harbor up into the middle of nature and ...
Filicudi
Filicudi is the oldest of the Aeolian sister islands. It is located in the west of the group with its three volcanoes. Monte Fossa delle Felci, Lavadom Monte Montagnola and Torrione are inactive and can be visited. From Monte Fossa delle Felci you can see as far as Sicily. The ...
Stromboli
Stromboli has been a legend since the film by Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman. The island of fire was considered a natural lighthouse in ancient times. The volcano, which is still active today, was used by sailors for orientation. At night you can admire from the boat the eruptions followed ...
Vulcano
Vulcano, the southernmost island of the Lipari archipelago, is considered the ancestral mother of all volcanoes. According to ancient legend, the god Vulcanus operated his forge here. When you see the steam of the fumaroles and breathe in the sulfur vapors, you can imagine how the ancient Greeks came up ...
Salina
Salina is considered the most beautiful of the Lipari Islands. Full of greenery, it presents itself with its two extinct volcanoes, of which Monte Fossa delle Felci, at 962 meters, is the highest peak of the entire archipelago. The view from one of the villas over the azure sea is breathtaking. ...
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