The 7 most beautiful Italy cities on the coast you should not miss

Italy is a great country with many beautiful attractions and a lot of ancient ruins. Italy cities on the coast are among the most beautiful and popular places in Europe!

Italian cities are colourful and vibrant, a real magnet for tourists!

Manarola Italy italy cities on the coast
Manarola Italy italy city on the coast

Here is our list with the most beautiful cities ON Italy Coast:

1. Positano

One of the most beautiful scenic cities of Italy is Positano. It is located on the Amalfi Coast, is the most popular city in the area.

Positano is the perfect place to set your camp if you want to explore the Amalfi Coast and the islands of Ischia and Capri.

Positano Italy Most Baautiful cities on the coast
Positano Italy Most Baautiful cities on the coast

I love the views and the scenery! The way the houses are built on top of the steep cliffs is just amazing!

Where to sleep: Located right in the beautiful town of Positano, the 4-stars Hotel Punta Regina is our recommendation for your holiday.
It is a wonderful hotel with an amazing rooftop pool and great views of the sea and the Positano area.

2. Manarola

One of the most beautiful places from Cinque Terre National Park and the most interesting Italy cities on the coast is Manarola.

The city has very interesting and unique geography with colourful houses and wonderful views!

Manarola cities on the coast of Italy
Manarola cities on the coast of Italy

Cinque Terre National Park is formed from 5 towns and Manarola is the best! Thousands of tourists come each year in this national park to admire its beauty and the colourful towns displayed on steep cliffs.

Where to sleep: Olimpo Affittacamere is our choice for Manarola. It is a cosy guesthouse located just 200 metres from the centre of the city.
The guesthouse offers clean rooms with a nice patio overlooking the town. You will love the view from your room and from the terrace.

3. Sorrento

The perfect place to set your camp when exploring the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Located where the sea meets the mountains, with many lemon plantations around, Sorrento is a beautiful city famous for its landscape, and the production of ceramics and lace.

Sorrento Italy city on the coast
Sorrento Italy city on the coast

While in Sorrento we recommend you to try some Limoncello, a traditional beverage made from lemon juice, sugar and water.
On your journey to Sorrento visit Piazza Tasso and the narrow and old streets of the city.

Where to sleep: Located just 700 meters away from the centre of the city, Cioffi Sorrento rooms is a beautiful B&B, exactly what you need for your overnight stay in this magnificent place.

Peter’s Beach is located 1 kilometre away from the hotel and all the major attractions from the area are within walking distance.

4. Riomaggiore, one of the best Italy cities on the coast

Also part of the Cinque Terre National Park, Riomaggiore is one of the best cities on the coast in Italy.
Among all the five towns from the area, Riomaggiore is the biggest one.

Riomaggiore Italy city on the coast
Riomaggiore Italy city on the coast

While in the area drink a glass of the local wine, Sciacchetra sweet wine and start your hike to the Via Dell’Amore (Lover’s Path) which connects Riomaggiore with Manarola.

Where to sleep: Alla Marina Affittacamere is a beautiful hotel located in an old building completely refurbished in 2011.
The hotel is located right in the Riomaggiore harbour, 4 minutes walk from the train station.

5. Amalfi

On the foot of Monte Cerreto, in the province of Salerno lies the city of Amalfi.
Surrounded by amazing sceneries and dramatic cliffs, the town of Amalfi has some very beautiful beaches and cosy piazzas where to lay on a terrace and drink a coffee.

The town of Amalfi is really small, in about 20 minutes you can walk from one side to another.

Amalfi Salerno Italy Coast Cities
Amalfi Salerno Italy Coast Cities

While in the area, don’t hesitate and visit the Duomo di Sant’Andrea Apostolo a beautiful roman catholic church built in the XIX century.

Where to sleep: NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is a beautiful 5 stars hotel located on top of a cliff in a former monastery from 13th century.

The rooms have sea view, marble bathrooms and terracotta floors.
You can relax in the infinity pool or at the wellness centre.

6. Cagliari

The capital of the province named Sardinia, Cagliari which means „castle” in the local language welcomes its tourists and visitors with its hilltop Castello, a medieval castle overlooking the entire city.

Cagliari, one of the most beautiful Italy cities on the coast is a place with a very rich history and with many ancient ruins.

Cagliari Italy city on the coast
Cagliari Italy city on the coast

Cagliari is home of a very interesting museum, Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, a place where bronze objects, artefacts from the Nuragic age to the Byzantine era and Roman ceramics are displayed.

Where to sleep: Neko Boutique Hotel is an adults-only hotel very modern and chic located close to Cagliari Center.
The rooms, the breakfast and the services are great! The closest airport is Cagliari Elmas, located just 10 kilometres away.

7. Atrani

Atrani was the place where wealthy people come to spend their holiday or to live their daily lives.

In our days, Atrani is a wonderful fishermen village with many signs which indicate the glory period of the old times.

The colourful houses are displayed on the cliffs and down to the beach with many lemon gardens around.

Atrani Beach Italy coast cities
Atrani Beach Italy coast cities

Atrani is one of the smallest towns from the area but if packed with many medieval ruins and wonderful views.

Where to sleep: FRENNESIA luxury rooms is our suggestion for this beautiful village. The hotel is located close to Atrani Beach, Lido Delle Sirene Beach and Marina Grande Beach.
The rooms are clean and offer a great view of the sea! Breakfast at the property is tasty and fresh!


These are Italy cities on the coast! All of them are incredibly beautiful and picturesque, the ideal place to set your camp and explore the surroundings!

Book enough time for each of them and for the nearby region because there are many stunning sceneries and interesting places to visit!

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