40 Islands in Italy that you should visit - With photos & details

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40 Islands to explore in Italy

Located in Southern Europe consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.

Isola BellaVia Isola Bella, 21046 Malnate VA, Italy

L ' Isola Bella is located in Lake Maggiore, is part of the group of so-called Borromean Islands, and is located in the Gulf dedicated to the famous family who still has the property, about 400 meters off the coast of Stresa. It measures 320 meters long and 180 meters wide and is largely occupied by the Italian garden of the Borromeo palace, which occupies the north-western coast of the islet.

AlbarellaAlbarella, 45010 Isola Albarella, Province of Rovigo, Italy

The island of Albarella is an island located in the northern Adriatic Sea, near the Po delta. The island measures 3.5 km in length by 1.5 in width; the extension is approximately 528 hectares, with 152 inhabitants at the 2001 census. It is believed that its formation is due to the accumulation of debris brought by the floods of the Po river. Albarella is located in the territory of the Po Delta Regional Park.

Borromean IslandsBorromean Islands, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

Situated on the western side of Lake Maggiore, directly opposite Stresa, the three Borromean Islands lie in a wide gulf surrounded by mountains. The islands take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries. Together totalling just 50 acres in area, they are a major local tourist attraction for their picturesque setting.

BuranoBurano, 30142 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Burano is actually an archipelago, just like Venice, it has four small islands connected by bridges and crossed by three canals and it's located on the northern end of Venetian Lagoon, near the island of Torcello. Burano is famous for its colored houses and for lace production. The island is linked to Mazzorbo by a bridge. The current population of Burano is about 2,400. It is one of the main attractions in this area.

Capraia IslandCapraia Island, Isole Tremiti Province of Foggia, Italy

Capraia Isola is an Italian town of 392 inhabitants in the province of Livorno, corresponding to the homonymous island of the Tuscan Archipelago.  It is found at 64  km from Livorno, 53 km from the Piombino promontory, 37 km from Gorgona, and 31 km from Corsica. It is the least populated Italian municipality among those with an outlet to the sea.  Since 1996 it has been part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.

Castelli di CanneroCastelli di Cannero, 28822 Cannobio, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

Castelli di Cannero are three rocky islets of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. It appears to majestically rise from the lake’s waters, giving the impression of floating. Positioned close to the shore of the Cannero Riviera, these fascinating ruins were once part of the Rocca Vitaliana, a fortress built to defend the land from Swiss invasions. All that remains of the castle on the western islet is a ruined tower and some crumbling parts of the wall.

Cirella islandCirella island, Italy

The Island of Cirella is the smaller of the two islands in the Calabria region in the European country of Italy.  It is located on the northwest coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea of Calabria, in front of Cirella, a fraction of Diamante, in the Province of Cosenza. It has an area of ​​0.12 square kilometers and reaches a maximum height of 40 meters, the limestone cliffs of the island, subjected to the erosion of the sea, have created many caves and coves.

Faro PointFaro Capo Peloro, Località Torre Faro, 98164 Torre Faro ME, Italy

The Punta del Faro is one of the 3 points of the island of Sicily. It is the tip of the northeast, which is located precisely in front of Calabria. It is located in the municipality of Messina, in the Torre Faro neighborhood, neighboring Ganzirri. From the Strait of Messina, it offers an exceptional view of Calabria.

Gaiola IslandGaiola Island, Italy

The island of Gaiola is one of the smaller islands of Naples ; it is located opposite the coast of Posillipo , in the submerged park of Gaiola. It is located offshore in the Gulf of Naples, and a part of the volcanic Campanian Archipelago of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island is at the center of the Parco Sommerso di Gaiola or 'Underwater Park of Gaiola,' a protected marine reserve. The island is now the property of the government of the Campania region, and a protected area within it.

GiannutriGiannutri, Italy

Giannutri is the southernmost island of the Tuscan Archipelago, as well as the southernmost point of the Tuscany Region, and is located about 8 miles south-east of the Island of Giglio, of which it belongs, and about 6 miles to the south of the Argentario. The inhabited center of Giannutri and the scattered houses, considered a minor locality, is institutionally called Spalmatoio-Ischiaiola.

GiudeccaGiudecca, 30133 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Giudecca was a beautiful island area characterized by large palazzos with gardens. In the early 20th century, it evolved into an industrial zone with shipyards, factories, and even a film studio. It lies immediately south of the central islands of Venice.  Even though the island is a neighborhood of Venice, it is still quite different from the more popular part of the city and is not yet as crowded with tourists as Venice is.

GorgonaGorgona, Italy

One of the beautiful islands in the Tuscan Archipelago, a group of islands off the west coast of Italy. There are 2 main islands and 2 tiny rocky keys. The main island of Gorgona is around 26 sq km in area. There are no permanent dwellers on the island. The island is covered with tropical forest, which includes 46 species of reptile, 18 of these snakes, bats, sloths, monkeys, tortoises, as well as the abundant marine life in its waters which can be seen snorkeling from the beach or diving.

Island DinoIsland Dino, Italy

The island of Dino is an Italian island located along the northwest coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, opposite the town of Praia a Mare in Calabria, more precisely in front of Capo dell'Arena in the south of the country.  The name perhaps derives from the fact that on the island there was a temple dedicated to Venus, or, more accredited hypothesis, it is the one that would derive the name from the Greek etymology Dina, or vortex, storm.

Isola BellaIsola Bella, 28838 Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

L ' Isola Bella is located in Lake Maggiore, is part of the group of so-called Borromean Islands, and is located in the Gulf dedicated to the famous family who still has the property, about 400 meters off the coast of Stresa. It measures 320 meters long and 180 meters wide and is largely occupied by the Italian garden of the Borromeo palace, which occupies the north-western coast of the islet.

Isola ComacinaIsola Comacina, 22010 Tremezzina, Province of Como, Italy

The Comacina Island is a strip of land surrounded by Lake Como. It is located in the municipality of Tremezzina, at the inlet of the western coast of the Como branch between Argegno and the Lavedo peninsula, in the waters in front of the Zoca de l'oli: it is the northernmost area of ​​Italy where, in a particularly mild climatic condition, the olive tree is grown and olive oil is produced. The island now consists of a restaurant, cafe, a collection of archaeological sites and the three artist ho

Isola dei ConigliIsola dei Conigli, Italy

L ' Island of Rabbits is a Italian island belonging to ' archipelago of the Pelagie Islands, in Sicily. The islet, of 4.4 hectares, protected natural reserve, is located within a bay elected by TripAdvisor users, in the Travelers' Choice Awards, the most beautiful beach in the world in 2013, Europe and of Italy in 2014, 2015 and 2019.

Isola dei PescatoriIsola dei Pescatori, 28838 Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

L ' Isola Dei Pescatori, also known as Isola Superiore, is the only archipelago of the Borromeo in Lake Maggiore to be permanently inhabited.  100 meters wide by 350 meters long, it houses a small village, with characteristic multi-story houses, with a small square, characteristic narrow alleys, the lakefront, and the main street to allow the movements strictly on foot of the 57 inhabitants who live off fishing and tourism.

Isola del GardaIsola del Garda, 25010 San Felice del Benaco, Province of Brescia, Italy

Isola del Garda is the biggest island on Lake Garda. It is probably one of the most beautiful places of Lake Garda. It is a place particularly rich in history, charm, and mysterious legends. There are so many things to see in and around this island. On the side overlooking the lake is a splendid italian style garden that extends itself up to the feet of the palace. The island was used since roman times as a hunting reserve and stayed as such until 870.

Isola di San MicheleIsola di San Michele, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

A beautiful island which was in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. The island was a popular place for local travellers and fishermen to land. Mauro Codussi's Chiesa di San Michele in Isola of 1469, the first Renaissance church in Venice, and a monastery lie on the island, which also served for a time as a prison.

Isola MadreIsola Madre, 28838 Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Italy

L ' Isola Madre is the largest of the' archipelago of the Borromeo on Lake Maggiore. 220 meters wide and 330 long, the islet is occupied by some buildings and above all by gardens. In ancient times it was called Isola di San Vittore and later Isola Maggiore.  The island is occupied by a number of buildings and architectural structures and is especially well known for its gardens. In the past it was known as Isola di San Vittore and later as Isola Maggiore.