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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Aeolian Islands - View   The Aeolian Islands or the Lipari Islands is an archipelago of volcanic islands located north of Sicily. The Islands are known to be a very popular tourist destination during summer, and attract more than 200,000 visitors each year. The islands are a world heritage site since 2000 because of their unique geological features. There are 8 main islands which make up the archipelago.     Geography and Geology of the Islands
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Lampedusa Island, Sicily   Lampedusa is an island located in the Pelagie group of Islands in Sicily in Italy. The island is the largest one in the group of islands and is the southernmost island in Sicily; it is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is only 3 Km wide and is 12 Km long. Lampedusa has a very vibrant culture and a historic past since over the centuries it has been inhabited by quite a lot of different nationalities and tribes including the
Monday, July 27th, 2015
Ponza, Lazio   Ponza is one of the largest islands located in the Tyrrhenian sea, 33 kms off the South coast of Cape Circeo. This archipelago in the Latina province has an area of 7.5 sq. km, with around 3500 inhabitants residing on its largest island, Ponza. Because of the large number of tourists visiting the area every year, population rises notably during the summer holiday season.   The island was inhabited since the Neolithic era, but got its name during the Roman
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
 Beach in Capri Ph. depositphotos/jkrasova   If you'd love spending some time in a relaxed and calm environment, amidst natural beauty, history and the glitz of the rich-and-famous, then Capri is probably the best place to be. Capri is one of the most beautiful island destinations in Southern Italy, set in the beautiful Bay of Naples, just off the mainland. In ancient times,  it used to be a favorite spot for Roman emperors and aristocrats to
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Favignana Sicily
Cala Rossa, beautiful beach in Favignana, Sicily Ph. depositphoto/chrupka   Favignana is a butterfly shaped island considered to be the largest among the Egadi. The other main islands of the Aegadian archipelago are Levanzo, Marettimo, Maraone and Formica. This island is located in the midst of the Mediterranean Sea and is at a distance of around 9 miles from Trapani. It takes around 20 minutes with hydrofoil or one hour to reach this place using ferry services. The two
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
  Colored walls in Burano Ph. wikimedia   Burano is a small island in the Venetian lagoon, in Italy. In fact, Burano is a series of several different islands all linked with bridges. It is located just 7 Km from Venice and can be reached by boat or ferry. The trip takes about 40 minutes. The island is mainly famous for its lace work and there are several shops here where beautiful lace cloths can be bought. In the 16th century, the island
Friday, September 12th, 2014
Harbor in Lipari Ph. wikicommons/Clemensfranz   Lipari is a popular tourist spot and is the largest of the Aeolian Islands, along the north coast of Sicily. It is considered a main center of transportation and can be reached by ferry from Milazzo, which is the nearest port in Sicily. The Aeolian islands are renowned among rich Italians, including fashion models and business tycoons, who come to this place on a vacation during the summertime. There are also
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Capo Bianco beach, Elba Island.  Ph.   The  Isola d'Elba, an amazing island situated between the Tyrrhennian and Ligurian Sea, is the largest of the Tuscan Archipelago. It can be easily reached from Piombino with both Toremar and Moby Lines ferries. There is also an airport on the island, Marina di Campo, that is served by Intersky for international flights (to Friedrichshafen, Munich and Zürich),  and ElbaFly for national routes
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
italian islands
They might be not as famous as some other islands in the rest of the world, but Italy offers quite a few beautiful ones, expression of another side of the country. Settled mainly in the center and southern part of the country, some of these islands are particularly famous and original for having traditionally marked the history of the country: they offer sceneries linked to an ancient sailing tradition, natural landscapes for outdoor activities and good food. Here is a list of the most
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Montecristo: a natural haven that inspired art   Situated in the Tuscan Archipelago, Montecristo island has inspired adventurous legends and it still remains a territory rich in mystery, certainly helped by its location, difficult to reach and visit.  Its name is powerfully linked to literature, as the island was Alexandre Dumas' inspiration for one of his masterpieces, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo: Wild and silent, it was the perfect scenery for the intricate plot
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
The colorful harbor in Procida, Gulf of Naples   Procida is one of the smallest islands located along the Gulf of Naples and has some nice attractions for visitors, which includes some ancient excavations belonging to this region. This Phlegrean Island along southern Italy can be found in between Cape Miseno and Ischia island. Many tourists come to this spot to visit some of the old archeological findings, which are known to have a Greek origin. It has been a favorite spot of movie
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
  We still have, in Italy, some islands whose landscape has been strictly preserved, islands that cannot be visited by tourists just in order to keep their flora and fauna untouched. Among these secluded, forbidden paradises, here's the island of Vivara.     The island   The island of Vivara, which rises 109 meters above sea level, is situated in the region of Campania. In fact, it is the smallest of the Phlegrean Islands, which include the islands of Ischia, Procida
Friday, June 1st, 2012
View of Pantelleria If you are looking forward to having an enjoyable vacation on a lovely island with natural surroundings, then Pantelleria off the island of Sicily is a good choice. Pantelleria is located at around 30 miles from Africa and belongs to the province of Trapani, which is among the southern most parts of Europe. This place is known for its natural hot springs, fantastic sea view and was formed as a result of volcanic eruptions. People come here to view the natural coastline of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Murano Murano is a small island in the Venetian lagoon in Italy. Although it is described as in island, it is in fact a series of small islands which are joined together with bridges. The island is mainly famous for its glass work and especially for its beautiful lamps. Murano was once a commune but is now it falls under the jurisdiction of Venice. It is believed that the island was first inhabited by the Romans, like most places in Italy. And it was in 1291 that the Venetian glass makers were
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Panarea. Ph. by kiki99 on flickr     Panarea is a small island located off the Sicilian coast and is one of the Aeolian Islands. Out of the eight islands that make up the chain of the Aeolian Islands, Panarea is the second smallest. The island is only 3 Km long and 2 Km wide and there are only around 280 permanent residents on the island which makes it a very charming island. Recently, the island has become a very important tourist destination
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Marettimo blue grotto Among the Aegadian islands, Marettimo is the second largest island known for its natural beauty, which attracts visitors coming to this scenic spot. This island is located across the West coast of Sicily at a distance of around 40 kms surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. The clean and unspoilt beaches along with the scenic beauty of the mountains here offer lot of opportunities for exploring this island. This island is quite remote and offers lot of peace and tranquility
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Salina Salina is the second largest in the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands and is quite different in landscape than the rest of the islands. Due to its numerous fresh water springs, the island is quite green. The island is listed in the UNESCO world heritage list due to its volcanoes. The island is composed of six different volcanoes, and the two most important ones are Monte Fossa Delli Fecci and Monte dei Porri. Both of these volcanoes are quite well preserved. The island is made up of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Beach in Sant'Antioco Sant'Antioco is the second largest island around the region of Sardinia and is considered to be among the fourth largest among the Italian islands. It is connected through an artificial isthmus and was originally built by the Romans. Both Sant'Antioco and Calasette are the urban areas of this mainland whereas the rest of the region comprises of small towns with beach resorts. The history of this island is around 1000 years old and there were inhabitants settled in this
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Tavolara Beach, Sardinia   If you are planning for a trip to Italy, then you can consider spending some time in Tavolara Island, which lies along the northeast coast of Sardinia. This island is situated in the geographical region of Gallura in the town of Olbia across the Olbia-Tempio province. You can find one of the most amazing landscapes on Tavolara overlooking the sea, as there are restrictions on construction activities in this region. From a distance, the island seems as if a
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Levanzo Levanzo, one of the most beautiful islands is located close to Trapani and it is known to be the smallest of islands among the Aegadian islands. It is the one of the major tourist attractions known for its natural charm and beauty as compared to most of the other islands. Levanzo is surrounded by the blue green waters of the Mediterranean Sea along the north of Favignana close to Sicily. As compared to other islands, it is less developed, but still it has many visitors, as it is clean
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Lido, Venice Lido is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon and a very popular place among those who want to escape the chaos and the crowds of the city. Although not many people know of Lido, it is quite trendy and upscale without being overcrowded. Most visitors visit Lido as a day excursion to explore some of its charming streets and handsome mansions. Lido is a very small island and most people on the island work in Venice, some of them work at the restaurants and the hotels on the island
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Lighthouse, La Maddalena The archipelago of La Maddalena is comprised of 7 major islands known for their exquisite natural beauty and splendor with crystal clear waters, coves and bays along with blue cliffs. Caprera, La Maddalena, Santa Stefano, Budelli, Razolli, Spargi including Santa Maria along with around 60 small islands make up this archipelago. All of these islands are known for their scenic landscape and beaches which is a major attraction for the tourists visiting this place.  
Friday, June 1st, 2012
giglio island
     Harbor in Isola del Giglio   If you want to enjoy a wonderful vacation on a lovely island around Italy, then Giglio is the best destination. This beautiful island is located across the southernmost corner of the Tuscan archipelago surrounded by blue sea. Giglio lies at a distance of 50 kms towards the southern side of Elba and around 15 kms from the mainland. Its mild climate, crystal clean emerald waters with natural surroundings attracts plenty of visitors
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Aeolian Islands Vulcano is one of the Aeolian islands located across the North of Sicily. This place has a growing appeal among the travelers owing to the presence of hot springs and its lovely black sand beach. Besides, this island offers lot of good opportunities for visitors to take baths in the natural mud baths and also experience the journey of climbing to reach the summit of the volcano. As you land in this place through a ferry, you will be able to experience the breathtaking beauty of
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Harbour in Palau, the access point to La Maddalena Archipelago Ph. depositphotos/janka3147   La Maddalena is an island located in northern part of Sardinia in Italy. The island is not very heavily populated and is a part of the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is a commune and the largest city on the island is the La Maddalena town. The island is quite famous for its beautiful beaches and has a rocky terrain. There are several ancient ruins and some fortifications that are still left
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The blue sea of Caprera - Punta Palma Ph. flickr/The One   Caprera is a small and beautiful island located along the Maddalena archipelago, just away from the coast of Sardinia in Italy. It has been declared a nature reserve due to the variety of rare species found on this island. Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian freedom fighter, established his presence on this island and lived out his final days here. There is a museum and a chapel dedicated in his memory on this island and
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  La Giudecca, Venice   Giudecca is a small island located in the Venetian lagoon in Italy. Guidecca has a laid back and a relaxed lifestyle and a distinctive village like atmosphere. Even though the island is a neighborhood of Venice, it is still quite different from the more popular part of the city and is not yet as crowded with tourists as Venice is. Originally, Guidecca was for residential purposes but later on a few industries and even a film studio had been set up here.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Aeolian Islands Among the Aeolian Islands, Stromboli is the smallest of islands located across the Tyrrhenian Sea, just to the north of Sicily. In fact, Stromboli is an active volcano in a continuous state of activity known for its violent eruptions. The volcanic island is about 900 metres in height, but reaches down to 2000 metres below sea level. It is regarded as one of the biggest active volcanos, after Etna, in Europe. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking view of the
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Venetian Lagoon Torcello is a small island located at the northern tip of the Venetian lagoon in Italy. The island is very sparsely populated but at one point it used to be the oldest region in Venice to be continuously populated. After the Roman Empire's downfall, the locals from the mainland in Venice fled to Torcello to take shelter from the invasions. Due to the frequent Germanic invasions the locals sought permanent refuge in Torcello and it continued receiving a steady stream of people
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Asinara Map Asinara is a small island located along the northwestern coast of Sardinia characterized by an irregular shape island with around 700 inhabitants living here. This island comprises of rocky and steep mountain terrain along the western side whereas the eastern side has more flat areas reaching up to a depth of around 50 meters. There are thick Mediterranean shrubs covering the mountain peaks with absence of trees due to lack of fresh water in these areas. In 1991, Asinara was
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The isle of Ischia Ischia is one of the most renowned holiday spots located in the Bay of Naples across Southern Italy and is less costly to stay as compared to its neighbor Capri. There are plenty of health spas and hot springs that makes it a favored destination among lot of tourists. This place has lot of tourists coming from Germany and Scandinavian countries along with many European people making a trip to this island resort. Ischia has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild