Ischia Hotels & Holidays
Set in the Gulf of Naples, the island of Ischia sprawls languidly...
Set in the Gulf of Naples, the island of Ischia sprawls languidly over a mountainous and flower draped terrain, which rolls down to delightful small towns and villages. Points of attraction are the characteristic port, the evocative haven of Sant'Angelo's long golden beaches and the wooded hills and terraced vineyards. Ischia is known for its thermal pools with healing waters and its spas, making it the perfect choice for a relaxing break.
Forio is a pretty little town sprawling round a bay, which features a stunning historic centre,...
Forio is a pretty little town sprawling round a bay, which features a stunning historic centre, church and a beautiful landmark church, from which panoramic views of the town can be seen. Citara beach, one of Ischia's largest, is located just outside Forio. It's not only a stunning stretch of coastline, but is also home to the island?s most important thermal complex - Poseidon Thermal Gardens, where you'll find 22 thermal pools.More Information Less Information
A delightful and vivacious town, Ischia Town is the real centre of the island with a...
A delightful and vivacious town, Ischia Town is the real centre of the island with a variety of colourful shops, restaurants and taverns. Some of the white and multi-coloured houses stretch along the edge of a lake which was once a crater.More Information Less Information
Sant'Angelo is a lovely fishing village on the southerly and most verdant part of the Ischia....
Sant'Angelo is a lovely fishing village on the southerly and most verdant part of the Ischia. To the east stretches the long sandy beach of Maronti, another of the largest on the island, accessed by a steep cliffside road or by watertaxi from Sant'Angelo. On the surrounding terrain you will come across many fumaroles, where steam emerges from under the rocks.
Ischia's Thermal Springs
The abundance of springs on Ischia has been attracting visitors since the Roman times. Used for...
The abundance of springs on Ischia has been attracting visitors since the Roman times. Used for treating numerous ailments, these waters are today applied using methods ranging from thermal baths and underwater massages to mud baths. There are thermal establishments, such as the Aphrodite Apollon Thermal Garden in Sant'Angelo, plus health and beauty centres in many of the quality hotels in Ischia.
Food and Wine
Enjoy a variety of seafood dishes, as well as local delicacies such as spiced risotto, stewed...
Enjoy a variety of seafood dishes, as well as local delicacies such as spiced risotto, stewed rabbit and grilled swordfish. Typical rabbit dishes (the island was once known for its abundance of wild rabbits) that can be enjoyed in Ischia are coniglio all?lschitana (Ischia-style rabbit) and bucantini with rabbit sauce. We can't talk about the gastronomy from this area without mentioning the staple pizza dish. You can find delicious, freshly baked pizzas across the island.
Thanks to the island's mild Mediterranean climate, volcanic soil and sea breeze, wines produced in Ischia are of a high quality and include the renowned Ischia Bianco and Ischia Biancolella, both dry white wines.
Originally named Pithekoussai after the pithos (pottery clay) found there, Ischia was one of the first...
Originally named Pithekoussai after the pithos (pottery clay) found there, Ischia was one of the first Greek colonies in the 8th century BC. Ischia was then used as an important stop on the trade route from Greece to Northern Italy, so the Romans took over the island, renaming it Aenaria. The island has seen many rulers - it was taken over by the Spanish in 1495, while the French had occupation of it in the early 19th century.
One of the iconic sights on Ischia is the Castello Aragonese, a medieval castle that dates back nearly 2,500 years. The impressive castle, standing on a volcanic rock, was built by Hiero I of Syracuse in 474 BC. In 326 BC, the fortress was captured by the Romans, followed by the Parthenopeans - the original occupants of the castle. Until 1441, the volcanic rock was connected to Ischia by a wood bridge, then Alfonso V of Aragon built a stone bridge across to the island. In 1912, the castle was sold to a private owner, and today is visited by people from around the world.
Popular Ischia Hotels
- Aragonese Castle
- The Marine Museum
- Mount Epomeo
- La Mortella Botanical Gardens
- Maronti Beach
- Thermal Spas
- Neighbouring island of Procida
Best Time To Go
Ischia's season runs from April to October. The island is cooled by sea breezes so it's comfortable even in the height of summer, yet it enjoys warm temperatures for its whole season. June to August is the busiest time for the island but even during these months the evenings are relatively quiet as most people are only visiting for the day.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Ischia.
The closest airport to Ischia is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 2 hours from Ischia via ferry (we recommend that flights into Naples arrive no later than 4pm and depart no earlier than 11.30am in order to catch the first/last ferry).
Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
The Continental Mare lies perched on a clifftop overlooking Ischia's spectacular scenery and is...
The Grand Hotel Punta Molino is set above its own sandy bay surrounded by a beautiful and expansive...
Hotel Le Querce boasts a panoramic position in one of Ischia's most beautiful areas, and is only a...