This is one of the largest Italian islands, offering a wide range of towns and beaches to explore. Head to the Bonaria Sanctuary and Basilica, and marvel at the beauty of this Catholic shrine. Nearby is Poetto, perfect for relaxing in the sun and taking in the magnificent cliff views across turquoise waters.
This is the biggest Mediterranean island, and has its own distinct culture in Italy. Enjoy delicious local foods, such as swordfish and cannelloni. Pallermo is home to a number of fabulous landmarks, such as the Capuchin catacombs and Normanni Palace. Also visit the street markets for the best local produce, and of course head to local beaches such as the sheltered San Vito Lo Capo.
Just across from the scenic Bay of Naples sits glorious Capri, a popular coastal resort since Roman times. This is an excellent place to get out and explore the great outdoors in Italy, taking in sights such as the Blue Grotto. Embark on a boat tour of this natural beauty spot in Capri. Almost all of the island's coast is suitable for hiking, so bring your walking boots and a camera.
This island sits within the Tuscany province, and is a wonderful place to visit by car. Famously, this is where Napoleon spent his banishment, although as you witness Elba's beauty it may be hard to feel too sorry for him. Visit his summer and winter villas, and try the delicious Island of Elba DOC wines at dinnertime.
This is a compact island boasting dramatic views of a volcano and authentic, unspoilt villages dotted along the coast. Hike near the bottom of the volcano or hire a guide to go nearer the top. From here, you'll enjoy eye-poppingly beautiful views across the island down to the sea. Another favourite activity on Stromboli is catamaran boat tours, to view the island from the water and marvel at distinctive black sand volcanic beaches.