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  • Writer's pictureMarilyn Scott

5 Islands In Italy That Are Hidden Gems

Italy’s well-known islands often take the spotlight – think Sardinia or Sicily, but there are plenty of other Italian islands worth your time to explore. The great news is that these islands have distinct personalities – from remote getaways to an easy-to-visit spot, keep reading to discover some of the best-hidden gems when it comes to Italy's islands.


One of the most remote islands in the Egadi Archipelago, Marettimo is an alternative to the dense, traffic-filled areas. Instead, you’ll experience conserved and protected waters perfect for snorkeling and diving, along with gorgeous walking trails.


Another picturesque gem for when you want to have an “island getaway” is the island of Panarea. Celebrities such as Bill Gates and Beyonce make this island a vacation destination, which is east of the Aeolian Islands and one of the premier locations for yacht rides or renting traditional wooden boats, and plenty of other water-based activities.


Sometimes, beaches aren’t what you’re looking to get out of a vacation. In that case, Pantelleria might be the place for you. While it’s located quite close to Tunisia, the island itself is made of volcanic rock - natural saunas and mud baths are everywhere! Of course, there’s plenty of activities for you to enjoy (especially if you’re the active type), but leisure activities are available too!


One of the Pontine Islands' biggest islands, Ponza is the definition of mystical and even the local myths and legends play into the atmosphere of the island. With breathtaking views, Ponza is home to clandestine many bays and coves, that are ideal for travelers seeking privacy. These inlets are surrounded by walkable trails and cliffs to aid in your exploration of the island.


The largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba is an excellent choice for experiencing remnants of history (you can literally find historical remains) or a classic trip for top-tier beaches. The island is an artifact of geographical change – it once connected the Italian Peninsula to Corsica! You can visit a first-century Roman villa or even take a cable car that goes to the top of Monte Capanne (the hot spot for locals). Given the terrain of the island, if you’re interested in privacy, winter months are the best to schedule a visit.

With all these options, it’s only a matter of time before you’re ready to go! When you are, setup a consultation and we’ll work together to structure the trip of your dreams and make one of these Italian islands the next destination for you.

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