There’s already so much going on when you visit Italy. Wineries, awesome architecture, gastronomical food adventures and awesome coastal beaches. But, there’s actually more to the European country than you actually see.
If you’re the type who prefers a less crowded adventure or would love to see different beaches, then this list is perfect for you.
Italy has many islands that are not publicized in your tour guides. Here are some worth visiting.
Italy’s Secret Islands
If you want to go to a place where you’re likely to see celebrities sans the never-ending paparazzi or the screaming fans, Ponza might be the way to go. There’s a steady flow of celebrities in their yachts making the island a popular summer spot. If you can, rent a boat to visit caves and other ocean spots.
Located off the western coast of Sicily, Favignana boasts about her turquoise blue waters as pristine as the oceans of the Caribbean. The island has a tuna hunt during May-June which would be a perfect random experience to include in your list. It’s also rumored that they have the best gelato.
Kinda looks like a location for Game of Thrones shoot. It screams Daenarys. Salina is a part of the Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily. They have almost no traffic, 19th century houses and sweet Malvasia wine one would love to try.
Being the largest island off the coast heading to the Adriatic Sea, San Domino is littered with soft powder-like sandy beaches and pristine azure blue waters to cool off in. A Roman shipwreck off the main coastline is a scuba diving favorite.
If you’re up for an adventure, head on to Linosa. It doesn’t have lush white sand beaches but it has fine black sand beaches that would remind you of Dragonstone Island. Yes, that’s another GOT mention. It’s located off of Sicily and Malta but is a lot closer to Tunisia so it’s farther than one would normally travel. But, it’s quite a sight.
There are more secret islands you can choose to visit but this list can help get you started. Ask locals and I’m sure they’d have a recommendation or two!