The Mediterranean Sea is also a gem beyond the Spanish coast. In Italy, a country very similar to ours in many ways, they know what it is to enjoy one of the most beautiful seas in the world thanks to the beauty of towns like the ones I have collected in this article, which for me are the most beautiful of all those who are lucky enough to consider themselves coastal towns.
If you consider that I have left some people in the inkwell, do not hesitate to leave a comment with which to expand this list of privileged.
This small town of just 5,000 inhabitants is quite a sight to behold. It is in the Campania region, 75 kilometers from Naples. Its situation is privileged, since it rests at the foot of the Monte Cerreto, whose height is approximately 1,315 meters. This explains why it is surrounded by cliffs and that it has been considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is, without a doubt, the most charismatic town on the Amalfi Coast, which in turn is one of the places that attracts the most tourists in all of Italy.
It also has around 5,000 inhabitants and is located in the province of Genoa. Is a beautiful fishing village that he has earned a couple of nicknames that are not bad at all: Città dei Mille Bianchi Velieri ("The city of a thousand white sailboats") and Gemma del Golfo Paradiso ("Gem of the Paradise Gulf").
It is a very small coastal town that is quite close to Camogli. It is located in the province of La Spezia and is one of those that tourists who are interested in the area of Cinque Terre. In fact, it is the oldest town in the whole complex as part of the municipality of Riomaggiore.
In Portofino they accept all kinds of tourists, but it is a town very focused on luxury tourism. It is a must-see for those who move around the Liguria and Alta Toscana area, who have the possibility of seeing a beautiful place where less than 1,000 people live, although in summer the population multiplies thanks to tourists.
It is also close to Camogli, Manarola and Portofino in northern Italy. Vernazza is in the province of La Spezia and is a town of less than 1,000 inhabitants that ranks as the fourth of Cinque Terre starting to count from the north. It is wonderful to know that you are not going to run into cars in its streets, since there is a parking lot located just before the entrance to the municipality.
Without a doubt, it is one of the most famous on this list. The 4,000 inhabitants of this commune in the Campania region make a living from tourism, which is one of the most important towns in the region. Amalfi Coast along with Amalfi and Ravello. It is 40 kilometers from Naples and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Narrow streets, white houses, the smell of the sea ... Sperlonga is one of the Italian jewels of the Mediterranean, a town of just over 3,000 inhabitants located in the province of Latina that is famous for its spas and for having been an ancient Roman center thanks to Tiberius, who ordered the construction of a villa and grottos that served to baptize the city (sperlucae means "grottos" in Latin).
It is one of the most beautiful towns in Sicily without a doubt. Here we are already talking about 15,000 inhabitants, so we could practically speak of a city. It is in the province of Palermo and has a beautiful fishing port.
We return to the north, to the Cinque Terre area, to talk about the easternmost town of them all. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its population is around 2,000 inhabitants. The colored houses Located a few meters from the sea, anyone will fall in love.
Taormina is another of the essentials of Sicily. It is a town of 11,000 inhabitants located in the province of Messina that is worth visiting. Why? For its history (you will be amazed by its Greek theater), for the views it offers of Mount Etna, for the beauty of its streets and for its unbeatable location on the beach.
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