During your holiday, visit local places and discover the beauty, hidden treasures, ancient legacies and locations for spending pleasant, carefree days, enjoying music and local food.
Ischia, 47 km2 and the first of the Magna Graecia colonies founded in the 8th century BC, has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday: beaches bathed by a crystal clear sea, hidden coves, green nature, art, history and open-air thermal springs. Each location differs from the next and each one is unique and attractive in its own way.
Lacco Ameno is a charming seaside town; here, you can walk or sip an aperitif while admiring the "Fungo” (Mushroom), a tuff rock that rises out of the sea in front of the town. There are traces of Greece as "Nestor’s Cup" here in the museum of Villa Arbusto, formerly the home of Angelo Rizzoli, a famous film producer in the 1950s, and now a museum. Nestor’s cup is famous for the phrase engraved on it, which is among the oldest examples of Greek poetry.
Forio, also by the sea, is famous for the Church of Soccorso, its typical architecture and the fiery sunsets on the sea. The picturesque avenue dotted with shops leads to the harbour area, where the numerous outdoor bars and restaurants come to life in the evening.
Sant'Angelo, an ancient and charming fishing village with colourful houses in pastel shades, has now become a national and international tourism destination. Its famous little square, surrounded by bars, restaurants and trendy boutiques, makes this a place for social gatherings.
Ischia Porto, “the Capital”, is a lively, attractive location for spending pleasant evenings enjoying aperitifs and dinner at the numerous trendy bars and restaurants. From here, you can walk to Ischia Ponte, where you will find the “Aragonese Castle”, built in 474 BC. A visit inside it is a must and there is also a bar and a restaurant, both with scenic views.
Then you can enjoy a Capri-style day out or go to nearby Procida and take part in a fishing trip with local fishermen; visit the ruins of ancient Pompeii and climb Mount Vesuvius to admire the splendid panorama of Naples and the Gulf.