The island of Ischia in Italy’s Campania region is a recognized vacation spot for locals. It offers many of the features of its more popular neighboring areas with somewhat lower costs. Ischia is larger and higher than nearby Isle of Capri. Discover Ischia’s beaches and spas that entice visitors to return multiple times.
Find some of Ischia’s best white sand beaches in the towns of Forio and Lacco Ameno. Lie on the sand on this island in the Bay of Naples and swim in the sea. In some spots warm mineral spring water flows near the shore. Arrive early in the day to claim a spot, especially during busier July and August.
Therapeutic springs are a big part of Ischia’s appeal. The more than 300 spas on the island can be more affordable than others elsewhere on the coast. Shop around, as prices range at thermal parks scattered throughout the island. In the town of Panza enjoy free access to the warm mineralized water of Sorgeto Hot Springs.
Botanical beauty is evident throughout the island. Visit La Mortella, a garden with a Moorish influence featuring over 1,000 exotic plants. Stay for one of the concerts offered at various times throughout the year.
The ferry terminal is in the main town, Ischia Porto, where commercial activity and nightlife are busiest. Walk along the shopping strip of Via Roma. This street eventually turns into Corso Vittoria Colonna, leading to Ischia’s landmark, Castello Aragonese. This 15th-century castle has a torture museum and incredible views over the Bay of Naples.
While other modes of transportation are available, walking is the best way to see Ischia. Rent a boat or take a water tour for a different perspective. Connect to Ischia by frequent ferries from Naples, Sorrento or Pozzuoli. Discover why the island is an excellent choice for your Italy vacation. True to southern Italy’s romantic image, Ischia has been a filming location for numerous Italian movies.
Café, Ferry and Port
Tear yourself away long enough from snorkeling and relaxing in the thermal spas of Ischia to explore this gem of a medieval fortress on a rocky islet in the Bay of Naples.
Enjoy a drink on a terrace beside the water, organize a boat trip, or just watch the comings and goings at the main port of the beautiful little island of Ischia.
Walking through the towns is an excellent way to discover the soul of Italy. Saunter down this street filled with atmosphere, attractions and shopping.
Bask in the serenity and the bright interior of this elegant cathedral near the water’s edge in Ischia Ponte.
Discover Ischia’s religious history and admire ancient artifacts in this small but interesting church and cathedral museum housed in a palace.
Explore the wonders of the underwater world at Ischia’s major snorkel club, or join a walking or canoeing tour for a different perspective of the sea.
Cruise out across the Gulf of Naples for a look at the magnificent flora of Ischia, known as the Green Island. This full-day tour shows you the lush beauty of the volcanic island, to some remarkable views of the sea and the Citara beach.
Spend an unforgettably beautiful day discovering the natural beauty and charms of Ischia and Procida on this 6 hour private boat excursion. Sit back and relax as your local captain cruises around the islands showing you the most scenic spots, thermal springs, and the finest places to dive off the boat into the Mediterranean Sea.
Spend a relaxing day soaking up the natural beauty of Ischia on this private 6 hour private boat excursion departing from Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Famous for its thermal spas and natural beauty, Ischia is a volcanic island surrounded by seaside towns, spas, and natural springs.
Spend a leisurely day discovering the beautiful islands of Ischia and Procida on this private 6 hour boat excursion from Amalfi. Enjoy time to sit back and take in fine views of the natural landscape of Ischia, called the Green Island, and the splash of pastel colored homes on the tiny island of Procida.
Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.
Tour the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in aprivate lunch or dinner in a local home with a certified home cook. Enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and taste local recipes with wines included. Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks.