Forio Holidays

Forio is picture-perfect: a stunning medieval seaside town backed by rugged mountains and fronted by a sandy beach. Delve into the warren of historic streets to find architectural gems like the pastel-shaded baroque cathedral and the Il Torrione tower museum – one of twelve 16th-century turrets found in the town – or take a wander down to the sea for one of the island’s finest beaches. Although Forio is Ischia’s second-largest town, this picturesque port is small by mainland standards and still maintains an authentic Italian feel, complete with bustling markets and seafood restaurants. There’s also a great bar culture here, with sophisticated seaside bars offering live music to accompany the views.

Some of Forio’s best attractions are hidden away behind historic walls – namely the town’s botanical gardens, Giardini la Mortella – a spectacular tumble of rare plants from all over the world that climbs into the foothills to a vantage point high above the town. For those looking to relax, there are also a number of thermal spas to enjoy close by. Whether you are looking for historic sights, authentic dining or just a sunbed by the sea, Forio has it covered.
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Lines open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:30 (Wednesdays from 9:30), Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00.

Handpicked Hotels in Forio

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Things to do in Forio

Flight Information

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 7pm and depart no earlier than 10am 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.

When 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.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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