Everyone knows (and loves) Positano, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre. But Italy’s home to many lesser-known port towns that are just as beautiful—and free of tourists.
Italy may be famous for its cultural masterpieces, most notably the cities of Venice, Rome and Florence, but had you ever considered Italy as a beach vacation destination?
If you love the sea and historic places, Italy is the best destination for you. Let’s see the most amazing hidden port towns in Italy…!

1. Porto Venere

Porto Venere is a town in the province of La Spezzi, northern Italy. The picturesque houses and the tiny port along with Cinque Terre form a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

2. Piombino

Piombino is a historic town and port in the region of Tuscany. Its port used to be one of the most important ones in the country during the Etruscan times!

3. Porto Santo Stefano

A few km away from Piombino there is Porto Santo Stefano, a seaport town in Tuscany. The visitors can see many lovely boats in the historic old harbour!

4. Ponza

Ponza is the biggest island of the Italian Pontine Islands archipelago in the region of Lazio. It carries a great history dated back to Ancient Greek and Roman times!

5. Tropea

Tropea is a seaport town in the province of Vibo Valentia in Calabria, southern Italy. Its beautiful port is dated back to the Roman era and the Magna Grecia period!

6. Camogli

Camogli is a seaport fishing village in Liguria, northern Italy. Camogli is a part of the Portofino Marine Protected Area and its beautiful coast is a must-see!

7. San Remo

San Remo is a famous seaside city of the Italian Riviera in Liguria. It has amazing buildings and it is known for the Sanremo Music Festival, one of the greatest events in Italy!

8. Gaeta

Gaeta is a coastal city in Lazio, central Italy, a few km away from Naples. It has amazing fortresses and it is currently uses as a fishing and oil seaport!