The stunning views are one of the many benefits of a country that has a Mediterranean coastline. We scanned hundreds of photos to bring you the most stunning views of the coast of Italy. Yes, some of the most beautiful spots in the country, such as the Cinque Terre or the Amalfi coast, made it to the list, but there are many others that you may not have heard about.
We don’t blame you if these photos make you want to jump in the water… or book an immediate flight to Italy!
Castello di Miramare, Gulf of Trieste
Do you like the look of the view at the top? You can then head to the 19th-century Castello di Miramare castle, built by the Hapsburg archduke Ferdinand Maximilian in the region of Italy that borders Slovenia. It is beautiful, but its name, which literally translates to “looking at the ocean,” speaks volumes.
Tropea is most famous for its white-sand beaches and red onions. Red onions in Italy are also known by this name. Tropea also has stunning seaside views. This view looks towards the Isola Bella, or “Beautiful Island”, with its monastery.
Ravello, Amalfi coast
Amalfi’s coast is stunning, but we prefer the view from Ravello. Particularly, the Villa Rufolo boasts stunning views of the terraced hills with a blue, blue ocean.
Beaches between Terracina and Gaeta, Lazio
Lazio may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of stunning sea views. However, the region which is home to Rome boasts some amazing, sandy stretches. From Gaeta to Terracina is a beautiful stretch of coastline that includes places like Sperlonga. This area was loved by Roman beach-seekers and Emperor Tiberius.
Polignano a Mare, Puglia
Located in the heel of the boot of Italy, Puglia is a gorgeous region, filled with sandy beaches, fantastic food, and villages so Mediterranean-looking, that you’d swear you were on a Greek island. The village of Polignano a Mare, right by the sea is our favorite spot in Puglia.
Cinque Terre, Liguria
We couldn’t leave out Cinque Terre, five villages of fishermen on the Ligurian Coast. They’ve become very touristy in recent times, but they’re still stunning. The views of the sea from hiking trails like this one (between Vernazza & Corniglia) are amazing. More information about the catastrophic flood in the area in 2011 and its aftermath is available here.