Ischia may only be a few times bigger than Capri, but this famously stunning island boasts more beaches than you can count on both hands. Backed by vineyards and thermal baths, the island’s beaches number among the most charismatic in Italy, with the breathtaking volcanic scenery often playing a role in their splendour.
Ischia Porto (often just ‘Ischia’) is the island’s capital, and not only offers a beautiful sandy beach, but also boasts a lively seafront scene, with thriving beach bars and trendy nightclubs creating an energetic vibe that’s not really rivalled anywhere else on Ischia. The pretty, pastel-coloured beach resort of Sant”Angelo, on the other hand, is wonderfully laid-back and fabulously scenic – spread between the mainland and a gigantic volcanic rock, sheltering a painfully pretty beach. Then there’s Maronti – set just along from Sant”Angelo, and boasting one of the longest and quietest stretches of sand along Ischia’s coastline.