Italy has a very picturesque coastline with a smattering of beautiful hidden locations nestled among the coastal mountains, tiny fishing ports and small historical resorts that cater for tourists but maintain their charm. This article will look at ten of the most charming seaside villages Italy has to offer.
This little gem lies nestled in the mountains that tower above the sea on the Amalfi Coast. The pastel painted houses create a palette of color against the silvery pebble beach and the backdrop of the Monti Lattari. The village has one street and several sets of steep stairways that are just perfect to explore.
Manarola is one of five towns that make up the Cinque Terre on the Riviera. It is built on a black rock foundation with pretty colored buildings looking over a picturesque marine. There are vineyards around the hills and some beautiful views along the many paths and trails leading from the town and harbor.
Portofino is a beautifully picturesque fishing village popular with celebrities with brightly colored houses that stretch along the shoreline. There are several little streets that lead up from the harbor just waiting to be explored with some souvenir shops, boutiques and restaurants. It also has a marina where you can watch the yachts coming and going, art galleries and other places of historical interest.