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Naples is the perfect base to explore the historic sites nearby – while you’re in the area why not book a trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum?
Whilst in the beautiful city of Naples wander the Piazza del Plebiscito, a 19th century piazza lined with two main features. The Royal Palace and the Neo-classical façade of the church of San Francesco di Paola are both free to explore. Take a break from the sun and savour a fresh scoop of gelato served from within the piazza.
Visiting the oldest opera house in Europe is must for lovers of culture. Enjoy a guided tour of San Carlo Opera House (approx. €6 per person) learning the history of the spectacular building. Those with more time of their hands can enjoy an opera, ballet or concert performance in the evening.
Continue your culture filled day and visit Naples’ historic centre. For a totally unique experience explore the maze of tunnels 40metres underground. We recommend taking a guided tour of the tunnels to discover the stories of what once were Roman markets and World War II air raid shelters.
Take the short bus ride from the harbour to Ischia Ponte and explore the Aragonese Castle. A steep mule track leads the way to this medieval castle, offering spectacular views from the highest levels. An easier way to view the castle is via the modern lift accessible to whisk you straight to the castle’s doorstep.
La Mortella Gardens, designed by the wife of composer Sir William Walton, are perhaps Ischia’s most beautiful attraction. The peaceful paradise has stunning views of the volcanic hillsides and are filled with tropical plants and pretty water features. In memory of Sir William Walton musical performances are still a huge feature of the gardens; so why not spend the rest of your day enjoying the concerts in the warm evening sun.