The most beautiful seaside villages around the world.
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The Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), on the south of Naples, extends from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east.
Capri is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea of the Sorrentine Peninsula. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara, which… [Read more]
Giovinazzo, a port situated on the Adriatic Coast in the region of Apulia, lies 18 km of the provincial capital of Bari, and is adjacent to the city of Molfetta.
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples. It is the largest of the Phlegrean Islands. Roughly trapezoidal in shape, it measures around 10… [Read more]
Isola del Giglio is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea (one of seven that form the Tuscan Archipelago, lying within the Arcipelago Toscano National Park), and is part of the province of Grosseto. The island is separated by a 16 km… [Read more]
Ladispoli occupies the area of the ancient Alsium, the port of the Etruscan city of Cerveteri. It was destroyed in the 6th century, during the Gothic War, by the Ostrogoths led by Totila. Later a castle, named Palo, was built in the… [Read more]
Manarola is a small village in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second smallest of the famous five Cinque Terre villages. Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, with the cornerstone of… [Read more]
Mykonos (Μύκονος) is a Greek island, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The town is also known as Chora. Mykonos’ nickname is “The Island of the Winds”. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus… [Read more]
Naxos (Νάξος) is the largest island in the Cyclades island group. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture. The largest town and capital of the island is Chora or Naxos City. The main villages are Filoti, Apiranthos, Vivlos, Agios… [Read more]
Paros (Πάρος), one of the Cyclades island group, lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km wide. Historically, Paros was known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term “Parian” to… [Read more]
Peschici is a village in the region Puglia and is part of the Parco Nazionale del Gargano.
Polignano a Mare is an Italian town in the Apulia, located on the Adriatic Sea. The area was settled since prehistoric times, as shown by archaeological excavations in the locality of Santa Barbara. It is believed that it is the site of… [Read more]
Isola Di Ponza is the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands (which are the remains of extinct volcanos), located 33 km south of Cape Circeo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island was inhabited from Neolithic through Roman times. According… [Read more]
Porto Venere is a town located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto… [Read more]
Procida is one of the Phlegrean islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. The island is between Cape Miseno and the island of Ischia. With its tiny satellite island of Vivara, it is a municipality of the province of Naples, in… [Read more]
Riomaggiore is a village in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets when travelling north from La Spezia. The village, dating from the early… [Read more]
Santa Severa is part of the municipality of Santa Marinella, in the province of Rome. It is a small sea resort on the Via Aurelia, 8 km south of Santa Marinella and 50 km north of Rome. It takes its name from the 2nd century Christian… [Read more]
Santorini (Σαντορίνη), classically Thera, and officially Thira, is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. Santorini is essentially what remains after an… [Read more]
Sorrento in the Campania is famous for the production of limoncello, an alcoholic digestive made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar.
Sperlonga is a coastal town about half way between Rome and Naples. Surrounding towns include Terracina to the West, Fondi to the North, Itri to the North-East, and Gaeta to the East. Sperlonga was an ancient Roman resort: Emperor… [Read more]
Symi (Σύμη) is a mountainous Greek island and includes the harbour town Yialos and its adjacent upper town Chorio, as well as several smaller localities and areas of significance in history and mythology. The shipbuilding and sponge… [Read more]
Trani is a seaport of Apulia, southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, in the new Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, and 40 km West-Northwest of Bari. Trani has lost its old city walls and bastions, but the 13th century fort has been… [Read more]
Venice historically was the capital of the Venetian Republic. The city stretches across 117 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in north-east Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the… [Read more]
Ventotene, in Roman times known as Pandateria, is one of the Pontine Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, 46 km off the coast of Gaeta right at the border between Lazio and Campania. The island, the remains of an ancient volcano, is… [Read more]
Vernazza is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northwestern Italy. It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region. Vernazza is the fourth town heading north, has no car traffic, and… [Read more]
The most beautiful seaside villages around the world.