The 23 Most Beautiful Seaside Towns in Italy

If you travel to one of the Major Cities in Italy in July or August, you will be wondering where all the locals are? There is a simple answer to this question. Summer in Italy means going to the beach and people are making a mass exodus towards the coast to escape the heat.

From the Italian Riviera to the farthest reaches of Sicily, there are literally thousands of miles of coastline with plenty of beautiful seaside villages. And yet, most coastal resorts will be so crowded you will feel like everyone in Italy is going to the same beach.

Also on these coasts, in addition to the usual excursion destinations, you will find many unspoilt beaches, ancient ruins, art, culture and delicious cuisine. Therefore, it is not necessary to visit a city and certainly not at 100+ Degrees heat.

So when Italy is your Travel destination in Summer, head to the beach just like the Italians. To make your search easier, here are some of the most beautiful Seaside Towns on the Italian coast.

1Positano, Amalfi Coast

Beautiful colorful Positano town – scenic Amalfi coast of Italy

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Positano is one of the most beautiful places on earth. This small town on the Amalfi Coast awes visitors with its pastel-colored houses perched on mountains that rise above the sea. Positano has lived many lives—as part of Amalfi’s maritime republic during the Middle Ages, a major trade route during the Renaissance, a forgotten fishing village, and finally, an idyllic beach town experiencing a modern-day renaissance. John Steinbeck, who lived here in 1953, wrote, “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” Then again, you might never want to leave.

Insider Tip: Bring comfortable shoes. Amalfi has only one street, and the rest of the paths are steep staircases. On your way to the beach, stop by Le Sirenuse, Steinbeck’s stomping ground, for a meal or a drink by the pool.