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10 Best Italian Islands To Visit In Summer

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When considering a trip to Italy, most people think of a boot-shaped mainland or small cities but this beautiful European country is beyond that as there are over 350 Italian islands that you can explore. The famous city of Venice itself is made up of 118 islands combined while the lovely region of Sicily is comprised of 7 Aeolian Islands. 

If you are planning a tour to Italy in the summer season, then let’s have look at the top 10 Italian islands including some remote ones which are worth a visit during the warm season. 

Top 10 Italian Island To Visit

1. Sicily 

Sicily
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Sicily is the largest among all the Italian islands and is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. The breathtaking island is blessed with wonderful architecture bordering three seas. Also referred to as the dream Island of Italy, Sicily has plenty of places to explore including some majestic mountains, beaches, and ancient villages. 

There is a huge list of beaches in Italy which makes it an ideal travel destination in summer. The most famous beach to visit in Sicily includes Sala Dei Turchi and San Vito Lo Capo. Apart from beaches, don’t forget to climb Europe’s only mountain to have an active volcano i.e Mount Etna. 

Best time to visit: April to June/September to October

Also Read: 5 Must-Visit Historical Sites In Italy

2. Isola Tiberina or Tiber Island

Tiber Island
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While on a trip to Rome, many tourists prefer to spend their time exploring the ancient landmarks or within the busy streets of the city. The ancient city of Rome has much more to offer and it also houses a small island named Isola Tiberina in the middle of the Tiber River. 

Situated in the southern bend of the Tiber River, Isola TIberina or Tiber Island has a boat-like shape and it stretches up to 270 meters. The island hold historical significance since the ancient Roman era. The bridge that connects the island to the seashore dates back to 62 BC, more than 2,000 years old.

Best time to visit: April to June/September to October

3. Capri Island

Capri
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Capri is regarded as one of the most glamorous Italian islands situated in the Bay of Naples. It is yet another best summer venue that offers a rich culture and untouched natural beauty, thus one of the favorite travel destinations for the rich. If you love spending some time beside the sea surrounded by mountains then this is the place you should not miss.

Here you will find some pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush green gardens. What makes this island unique from other Islands in Italy is the color buildings. A boat tour of Capri island is most recommended if you want to explore it to the fullest. 

Best time to visit: April to June/September to October

Also Read: 5 Must-Visit Tourist Attractions And Places To Visit In Florence | The Jewel of the Renaissance

4. Venice  

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The floating city of Italy “Venice” is comprised of 118 islands together and divided by different canals on each island. There are more than 400 bridges built within Venice that connect these islands altogether. The fascinating island is quite exciting to explore and it will surely let you fall in love with its unique beauty.

Venice is one of those places where you will find something worth taking pictures of and worth remembering. The major highlights of the city include the St. Mark”s Basilica, Ponte Di Rialto and Piazza San Marco, Canale Grande, Palazzo

Best time to visit: June to Early September

5. Sardinia 

Sardinia
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Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and is known for its vibrant atmosphere, unique culture, and utterly delicious cuisine. There is so much to explore in the Sardinia from ancient Roman ruins, beaches, and greenish-blue sea that makes it a perfect combination of Italian and African vibe. 

Having a range of stunning beaches and various other places with a lesser crowd, Sardian is also a perfect place for honeymoons as well as for destination weddings.  

Best time to visit: March to June

6. Pantelleria Island

Pantelleria Island
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Though being the most underrated Island in Italy, Pantelleria is a hidden gem that is worth gaining your attention. The island is just 60 miles away from Sicily and around 40 miles away from Tunisia. It is yet another island where you will get to experience the typical African vibe. 

Pantelleria Island is quite popular among European tourists who come to relax and soak up the sun. Just like Siciliy, Pantelleria is another island that was formed after an eruption occurred in two volcanos. 

Best time to visit: May to October

Also Read: 10 Amazing And Unusual Facts About Italy That You Should Know

7. Stromboli Island

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Widely popular as the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean”, Stromboli Island is one of the volcanic islands in the Aeolian archipelago. It is home to some of the most active volcanos in the world. You will be amazed to know that Stromboli is not just an island with some active volcano but also the entire island itself is an active volcano.

The Volcano at Stromboli is said to be active for 2000 years and here will witness explosions on a daily basis every 30 minutes. The volcano may sometime look horrifying due to frequent explosions but it is one of the most beautiful volcanoes you may ever see. 

Best time to visit: May to September

8. Burano Island

Burano
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Burano is the most touristy island in Italy during the summer season. The island is just a few distances away from Venice and it is one of the most colorful in the country where each house is painted with unique colors. If you are touring Venice then do plan a day trip to Burano which hardly take 30 minutes to reach here. 

Other than fishing and uniquely painted houses, Burano is also popular for making needle-lace. The need-lace made in Buran may take weeks even for making a small piece. 

Best time to visit: September to October

9. Ischia Island

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Ischia is known to be the greenest among all the volcanic islands of Italy. The place attracts those tourists who are looking for the best place to thermal spa. The beautiful island of Ischia has numerous center of attractions including Anthony’s Library and Aragonese Castle. 

Apart from being a Volcanic island, Ischia is popular for housing stone beaches and flowing cliffs. The major highlight of the town i.e Aragonese Castle dates back to 474 and it was the first fortress to be built on this island by Gerona and later converted into King Alfonso”s castle and at last into a jail. The Ischia film festival is hosted right here in this castle. 

Best time to visit: April to October

Also Read: 17 reasons why Italy worth the best travel destinations tag in Europe

10. Procida Island

Procida
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Procida is one of the smallest Italian islands in the Campanian and arguably the most picturesque. The island is usually less crowded which makes the atmosphere peaceful and ideal to visit during the high season. It is also an ideal spot for a perfect beach holiday where you can enjoy delicious seafood and rabbit meals. 

Being one of the best-kept secrets of Italy is one of those islands that has a black sand beach which you must have seen in movies. During the summer season, the natives of Naples come here in order to avoid the warm season.   

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

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