They have their own poetry, the seaside villages. It is perhaps the saltiness you feel in the air. The sound of the waves cradling you. Perhaps it is the welcome of those who live there, that always carries the sea inside their souls. Perhaps the light, when the sun seems to play with water. Their houses that embrace the blue, the rhythm that passes slowly.
From Liguria to Sardinia, we have decided to tell you about 6 truly magical seaside villages, perfect for your intimate, romantic summer in Italy.
Framura, the village that drift toward the sea
It is a small pearl of Tyrrhenian Sea, set between the Cinque Terre and Portofino. Formed by five hamlets perched on a steep territory that slopes down to the sea, giving a wonderful view in every corner. Its coves perfect for a dip, its tiny marina, the greenery surrounding the village: everything will make you fall in love with this idyllic Ligurian town.
You can’t miss: on the historic railway track that joined Framura to Levanto today there is a beautiful cycle path close to the sea.
Your green stay: Sesta Terra Natural Resort invites you to live a unique experience, a deep immersion in nature. You can sleep on the terraces of the village in beautiful wooden cottages or in luxurious tents.
Conca dei Marini, the village between rocks and sea
With its ancient white houses, Conca dei Marini is a small and charming seaside village, overlooking the blue of the Amalfi Coast (Salerno). One of the smallest fishing villages in Italy (it is the fourth smallest municipality in terms of territorial extension) Conca dei Marini takes its name from the conca shape and from the proximity to the sea. Located between Amalfi and the Fjord of Furore, the seaside village looks towards the sea in a natural embrace of rocks and cliffs. Always inhabited by fishermen and sailors, it exudes a quiet and authentic atmosphere. The famous towns of Amalfi and Positano are around ten kilometers away.
Your green stay: a typical cottage with sea view, terrace and organic garden.
Acciaroli, an ancient fishing village
We move to the Cilento Coast, discovering one of its most precious jewels. Stroll through the narrow alleys and its characteristic houses, laze in the long and sandy beaches, breathe the magic of its small harbor, eat freshly caught fish: in Acciaroli life goes by slowly and seems perfect this way.
You can’t miss: there are many paths that start from here, perhaps the most fascinating is the Acciaroli-Pollica-Casalvelino mule track, an ancient road linking the coastal and hilly areas.
Your green stay: one of the eco-friendly apartments of Residence Ancora, with sea view.
Rocca San Giovanni, the blue of the Adriatic Sea
In the coast of Trabucchi, a picturesque medieval reality awaits you: Rocca San Giovanni, a seaside village in Abruzzo situated on a rocky spur. The scents of citrus fruits, olive trees and Maquis shrubland blend with those of the sea and invade the alleys of the beautiful old town. The ideal starting point to discover the village is the suggestive Piazza degli Eroi, from here you can continue in the downtown streets to the panoramic terrace overlooking the sea.
You can’t miss: a lunch in a trabucco, once a tool for fishing and now home to beautiful fish restaurants.
Your green stay: one of the 4 comfortable rooms with private entrance of the B&B Rifugiomare, which provides guests with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as an excellent breakfast.
Gallipoli, the pearl of the Ionian Sea
The center of Gallipoli, among the most famous places of Salento, continues on the sea, almost like an islet. The old town offers numerous jewels, including ancient palaces and churches in Baroque style, but perhaps it is enough to admire the houses with white walls and blue cornices to fall in love with this seaside village of Apulia.
You can’t miss: one evening at the outdoor cinema, in the upper part of the castle.
Your green stay :a few steps from the village and the sea there is the B&B La Casa degli Artisti, which welcomes, with its terrace and comfortable rooms, travelers and artists from all over the world.
Carloforte, a Ligurian corner in Sardinia
Carloforte certainly could not be missing in an article on seaside villages written by the undersigned. It is a special place, for me that I sorta grew up here, but also for all those who have been lucky enough to know it. In fact, there are many who return to this corner of Sardinia that feels like Liguria. The village is the only one of the small and incredible island of San Pietro, and can be reached by ferry. It appears to you like a dream: immediately the pastel-colored houses, the pier, the people who speak the tabarkino, an ancient variation of the Ligurian dialect, the perfume and taste of the focaccia and farinata, its alleys strike you. And a little farther on, an uncontaminated nature and a crystalline sea.
You can’t miss: if I have to say only one thing I choose the sunset at the Lighthouse of Capo Sandalo. I assure you, it is an indescribable panorama, which never gets old. If you are lucky you will also see some Eleonora’s falcons.
Your green stay: overlooking the main square of Carloforte, there is the B&B Il Ghiro. Colors, scents, local flavors and a welcome that makes you feel immediately at home.