There is nothing quite like spending time in a coastal town. Whether you’re smelling the sea air, feeling a breeze in your face or just enjoying the views, these towns are always a joy to visit. Italy is full of such wonderful places, and that’s why we’ve put together our choices for 5 breathtaking coastal towns in Italy.
Cefalu – With mountains on one side and coastline on the other, it’s no wonder that Cefalu is one of Italy’s more popular destinations. Despite being a small town (with a population of approximately 14,000), it is known for its idyllic views, great Sicilian restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
Polignano a Mare – Rising out of a cliff face on the Adriatic Sea, Polignano a Mare seems like something out of a fairy tale. After taking a stroll down the whitewashed streets you can enjoy some time at the warm beach, with cliff sides standing tall on either side.
Portofino – Known as a destination for the rich and famous, this seaside village seems is an ideal spot to grab that perfect photo. Idyllic houses line the shore and famous hotels offer up great spots to stay. Whether sailing along the Italian Riviera and looking for a place to stop or driving in for a shopping day, Portofino is a sight to behold.
Positano – This popular fishing village is known for its exquisite architecture and impressive beach. Sunsets on the beach are so well-known for being beautiful that it is common to see artists lined up on the sand trying to capture that magical moment on their canvas. Beyond the beach, Positano has great boutique shopping and plenty of attractions just a short boat ride away.
Manarola – Not just one of the smallest and most popular towns in Cinque Terre, Manarola is also one of the oldest. Parts of the town date back as long ago as 1338, and that sense of history is noticeable everywhere you turn. In addition to stunning brightly-colored houses scattered all over the seaside cliffs, Manarola also is the home to the renowned Schiacchetrà wine.
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