Italy is one of Europe’s most perfect countries for a road trip. Why? While driving through the scenic landscapes, vineyards, mountains you’ll find yourself in huge cities as Rome, idyllic cities like Venice and Florence, and you’ll find yourself in the most beautiful seaside towns. Which ones not to miss? I’ll tell you!
When driving through the mountains and through the Amalfi Coast, suddenly you’ll go round a corner and there it is: Positano. At the same moment you’ll fall in love with the mountains, the white houses that cover up the mountains and the clear blue water. The Amalfi Coast is known as one of the most beautiful coastal lines of Italy, and this is no shocker for people who’ve been there once already. Definitely a must visit!
Manarola is Italy’s most favorite and most famous coastal city. Manarola is the biggest and prettiest city of Cinq Terre. Next to the super romantic atmosphere, Manarola is famous for fishing, hikes and vineyards. Definitely a must visit when you are in Italy!
Close to Naples you’ll find the island Capri. When you’re in Naples, Capri is definitely a must-visit but even when you’re not visiting Naples you should visit Capri. While it isn’t exactly a ‘Seasidetown’ I couldn’t not include Capri into this article. Why? With a rich history, a view over the clear blue ocean that is unforgettable and with the overall appearance of the island Capri is hard to miss.
Known as a gem of Italy I had to include this one on the list. While I haven’t been there myself I can already say that Ponza won’t disappoint you. Quite similar to Positano, but Ponza definitely has her own charms.. and while quite touristic Ponza is worth a visit thanks to the nature, caves, houses and history!
I have never seen such a colorful island in Italy before, next to Burano, Venice. I have a thing for colorful cities, and when you find them as coastal towns I’m sold. The view you get of Procida from out the water is one for the books. Procida is an old island with amazing buildings to visit – you’ll definitely not get bored here!
High above Amalfi you’ll find Ravello. This beautiful, but mostly historical city offers you the best coastal-view of Italy. Ravello is famous for het villas, old church and hiking possibilities. Definitely one of the best places at Amalfi!
Portofino is a small fishing village. Beautiful during the day, romantic at night. The last recent years Portofino has definitely grown more popular as stars like Heidi Klum and Madonna visited the village for a small get-away. So why shouldn’t you do the same?