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Italy, Campania, Isola della Gaiola island
Isola della Gaiola is a cursed island located in the heart of Naples, Italy. In the 20th century, all the island's owners had tragic faith, though all of them were very rich and famous. Now this is a part of the National Park, and has no private owners. In fact, these are two smal islets connected by a bridge. So it's a perfect tourist attraction. The old manor is superb, while snorkeling around the island is also interesting, since ancient Greek ruins can be seen at the depth of 4 meters. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (6 votes)

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Italy, Sardinia island, La Caletta tower
Sardinia is an Italian island with the best sandy beaches in the entire Mediterranean. North and south of the island are most developed for tourism. Eastern beaches are also great, but without crowds of people. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (165 votes)
Italy, Sicily island, San Vito Lo Capo beach
Sicily is the largest island in the south of Italy. There are many good beaches (though not the best in Europe), as well as historical attractions - mostly from the Ancient Greece. Climbing to Etna active volcano is popular among extremals. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (334 votes)
Italy, Lampedusa island, Rabbit Beach
Lampedusa is an Italian island in the south of the Mediterranean - not far from the African mainland. It was famous for its beautiful beaches, but now it's mainly known as an entry point to Europe for illegal migrants on their way from Tunisia. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (549 votes)
Italy, Ischia island, beach
Ischia is a popular island near Naples. The beaches are pretty good, though far from the best in Italy. Also there are cozy old towns with beautiful architecture. But the main tourist attraction are numerous thermal springs. It can be huge park with dozens of pools, as well as small springs under the sand or in the shallows on the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (12 votes)
Italy, Tuscany, Giglio island, Caldane beach
Giglio is a small island in the province of Orbetello, Tuscany. There are several sandy beaches, but most of the coast is rocky with perfectly clear water and good snorkeling. For some time the local attraction was the ship of Costa Concordia, thrown near the coast after a famous disaster. However, the ship was taken for repair in 2014, and as for now, nothing reminds of that incident. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (16 votes)
Italy, Capri island, Marina Piccola
Capri is an island to the south of Naples in Italy. The best is to dive from the yacht near the shore. But there are just a few good beaches. The main attraction is Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) filled with amazing blue shining in sunny weather. It is also worth to note Phoenician Steps to Monte Solaro, built at least 500 years BC. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (11 votes)
Italy, Tuscany, Elba, Biodola beach
Elba is a small island near the coast of Tuscany in Italy. The beaches are rather mediocre, and overcrowded during the high season. However, the island is green with mountains covered by scenic hiking trails. Historically, Elba is notable for Napoleon was here during his first exile in 1814. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (51 votes)
Italy, Lazio, Ponza island
Ponza is an island located a little to the south of Rome in Italy. There are mostly mountains, so many beaches are rocky surrounded by the high mountains. Sometimes stones are falling to the heads of visitors, so look for the warning signs. The island has many ancient caves, as well as numerous sights of the medieval period. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (23 votes)
Italy, Naples, Procida island, Old Town
Procida is an island being the nearest to Naples, as well as the smallest one of the Phlegraeans. There are good beaches, as well as Old Town with colored buildings. However, the life is concentrated around the three main marinas, which are very popular among the international millionaires. There is the islet of Isola di Vivara in the south-west, but it's just a rock, - nothing interesting. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (16 votes)
Italy, Palmarola island, San Silverio
Palmarola is an island in the province of Lazio, Italy. There are several small beaches with San Silverio being the most popular, which is also a famous pilgrimage site. But most of the coast are hard rocks, which can only be reached by the sea. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (38 votes)
Italy, Ventotene island, Cala Nave beach
Ventotene is a small island located half way between Rome and Naples. It has no many good beaches, since the entire coast is rugged by rocks. But on the other hand, this is a place with a rich history of the Ancient Greek and Roman periods. So it makes sense first to study that story, thus making your trip more interesting. There is also Santo Stefano island nearby, which was a prison until 1965. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (17 votes)
Italy, Pantelleria island, Specchio di Venere lake
Pantelleria is an Italian island south-west of Sicily. There are no beaches to speak of, but there is a beautiful lake to swim and to sunbathe, as well as some ancient ruins. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (103 votes)
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[2017-12-09] Rose

Punta Prosciutto is a great beach not far from Brindisi. But it's on the Ionian Coast. Strange, but it's not overcrowded.

[2017-11-22] Nazir

Spar are cheap supermarkets in many italian towns (including Venice). But Conad is cheaper. Todis, Tuodi, Lidl and Eurospin are even cheaper than Conad.

So if you are on a very limited budget, it makes sense to find on map all that supermarkets, - before you travel.

[2015-05-19] User

Adventure parks and aqua parks in Italy:

- Rainbow Magicland in Valmontone (near Rome),

- Gardaland (on Garda lake),

- Magic Land near Naples,

- Magicworld near Naples,

- Acquaworld in Milano,

- Aqualandia near Venice

[2015-03-01] User

Yes, we plan to add Sicily entry soon.

[2015-03-01] PinkyGirl

Could you please write about Sicily? I'm going there soon

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