Islands of Italy Travel Guide, Tourism and Tourist Information
Welcome to the dramatic island of Capri! 5km (3 miles) off the tip of the Sorrentine peninsula, the island of Capri is one of the loveliest resorts in Italy, an incredible island soaring upward from the sea.
12km off the coast at Piombino is the third largest island in Italy, Elba. It’s much smaller than Sicily or Sardinia, so while it has a tall mountainous interior speckled with ancient mining villages, you are never far away from the sea. Its modest sandy beaches are interspersed with coast fishing and port town.
If you’ve read Roman mythology you’ll be familiar with Thermessa or Vulcano. It was the abode of Vulcan, the Roman God of Fire, and also the entrance to Hades. It is a volcanic island and Thucydides, Siculus and Aristotle have recorded eruptions. There are three volcanoes on the island, of which only one is active.
There is an active volcano on the island of Stromboli and this makes the most famous among the Aeolian Islands. A Single cone measuring 926 m, this volcano has caused the island to be evacuated several times.
Popularly called the Emerald Island, Ischia is covered in pine groves with sparkling waters gently crashing into its beaches. If just that isn’t enough to get you here, the island promises that its thermal spas will cure you of any disease.
Situated in the waters of the Tyrrhenian Ses, Ustica is known as the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean. This turtle shaped island is of volcanic origin and is made of dark, solidified lava. The name Ustica is derived from ustum, a name given by the Romans meaning black rock.
Only seven of the seventeen Aeolian Islands are inhabited. This archipelago, commonly called the Lipari Islands, is located on the northeast of the Sicilian coast. It can be easily reached by ferry from Sicily.
“Friend”, said the child, “Didn't the count supposedly say that human wisdom consists of but one phrase: “wait and hope”?” This is how one of Alexander Dumas' most famous novels, The Count of Montecristo, ends.
Situated in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the island of Giglio with its mild climate attracts hoards of tourists all through the year. The sea is a beautifully emerald green with an equally beautiful marine life making it wonderful for snorkeling and diving.
Looking for a unique beach holiday experience in Italy? Then you must visit Pantelleria. This island is popular with Europeans travellers who come here to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the sea. Pantelleria, situated in the Trapani province is one of the southernmost parts of Europe. In fact it is so far down south that the African continent is only thirty miles away.
What do butterflies, goats, prevailing winds and tuna have in common? A Mediterranean island.
A beautiful island, the smallest among the three islands belonging to the Aegadian Islands, Levanzo has its own charm unmatched by any other island. It is a quiet island unsurpassed for its natural beauty.
The second largest among the Aegadian Islands, Marettimo is situated in the Mediterranean Sea, around forty kilometres off the west coast of Sicily. It is the most remote and isolated among the three Aegadian Islands.