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.

Known for

Café, Ferry and Port

Top Hotels in Ischia

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Miramare E Castello Hotel
Miramare E Castello Hotel
5 out of 5
Via Pontiano 5-I, Ischia, NA
CA $174
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23

Nestled on the beach, this Ischia Porto hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Aragonese Castle. Ischia Port and Castiglione Thermal Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (215 reviews)

"Beautiful location, enjoyed having a relaxing cocktail on rooftop. Restaurant somewhat pricy, but good . Beware of taxi drivers, They overcharge for the short trip from the ferry."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019

Miramare E Castello Hotel
Aragona Palace Hotel & Spa
Aragona Palace Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Via Porto, 12, Ischia, NA
CA $111
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23

Located in Ischia Porto, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Ischia Port. Castiglione Thermal Park and Aragonese Castle are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (402 reviews)

"Staff were very helpful and accommodating. The free gratis upgrade to 4th Floor provided unparalleled views over the port and wonderful views of the prevailing thunder storms."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019

Aragona Palace Hotel & Spa
Hotel Pagoda
Hotel Pagoda
3 out of 5
Via delle Fornaci, 07, Ischia, NA
CA $1,200
per night
Nov 4 - Nov 5

Located in Ischia Porto, this beach hotel is steps away from Campanian Archipelago and Ischia Port. Castiglione Thermal Park and Aragonese Castle are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (563 reviews)

"Great location, very relaxing atmosphere & friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2019

Hotel Pagoda

Popular things to do in Ischia

Aragonese Castle
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Aragonese Castle

4.5/5(11 reviews)

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.

Ischia Port
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Ischia Port

4.5/5(5 reviews)

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.

Via Vittoria Colonna
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Via Vittoria Colonna

Walking through the towns is an excellent way to discover the soul of Italy. Saunter down this street filled with atmosphere, attractions and shopping.

Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
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Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Bask in the serenity and the bright interior of this elegant cathedral near the water’s edge in Ischia Ponte.

Diocesan Museum
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Diocesan Museum

Discover Ischia’s religious history and admire ancient artifacts in this small but interesting church and cathedral museum housed in a palace.

Associazione Nemo - Snorkeling
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Associazione Nemo - Snorkeling

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.

Top activities in Ischia

Ischia & La Mortella Day Trip from Sorrento
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Ischia & La Mortella Day Trip from Sorrento

CA $117

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.

Private Boat Cruise Around Beautiful Ischia and Procida
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Private Boat Cruise Around Beautiful Ischia and Procida

CA $253

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.

Cruise to Ischia on a Private Boat Excursion from Positano
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Cruise to Ischia on a Private Boat Excursion from Positano

CA $280

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.

Ischia Relaxing Private Boat Excursion from Amalfi
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Ischia Relaxing Private Boat Excursion from Amalfi

CA $280

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.

Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Ischia
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Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Ischia

CA $124

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.

Market tour, lunch or dinner at a Cesarina's home in Ischia
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Market tour, lunch or dinner at a Cesarina's home in Ischia

CA $211

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.