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Island of Ischia Holidays

Ischia is an example of island life done the Italian way. It’s the biggest island in the Bay of Naples, laying out medieval castles, clifftop botanical gardens, sandy beaches, hot springs and lively harbour towns along its coastline.

The centre of the island is another story altogether. Here, Mount Epomeo scrapes the clouds. Hikers tackle its sloping walking trails, which wander past caves and pine-green forests. You’ll even find the occasional vineyard clinging to the rocky slopes – usually family-run affairs with swooping views over the Bay of Naples.

Festivals

La Festa della Ginestra (first Sunday of June)

La Festa della Ginestra is a celebration of the beautiful, wild yellow flowers that can be seen growing around Ischia. A traditional trekking festival, the walk starts in the village of Buonopane and heads into the mountains where a picnic awaits.

La Festa di San Vito (mid June)

This festival is dedicated to San Vito, the patron saint of Forio d’Ischia. It’s four days of celebrations including local bands, religious processions and firework displays.

Ischia Film Festival (early July)

This star-studded event showcases the best in world cinema and documentaries. It’s followed closely by the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, which normally takes place in mid July.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITIA

Languages spoken: Italian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£522pp
  • 63 rooms
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A lovely property with a fantastic cliff side setting in peaceful gardens with superb views over the Gulf of Naples, yet a short walk from Ischia’s port. This is an ideal hotel for those looking for a relaxing week in a welcoming property.

  • from£662pp
  • 76 rooms
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This high standard hotel enjoys a superb location by the seaside a few steps from the centre of Ischia Porto and surrounded by a beautiful lush garden. Once an aristocratic villa, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Terme offers guests an elegant retreat.

  • from£654pp
  • 90 rooms
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This lovely five star hotel is set above a sandy bay just a few minutes’ walk from Ischia Town.

  • from£505pp
  • 34 rooms
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Hotel Capizzo is a charming hillside retreat overlooking the Bay of Citara.

  • from£601pp
  • 50 rooms
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A relaxing property nestled amongst seven acres of beautiful grounds with welcoming staff, excellent food and within a short distance of the popular Negombo Thermal Park.

  • from£593pp
  • 57 rooms
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The Miramare Sea Resort & Spa sits on the edge of the island and enjoys superb sea views.

Things To Do

Procida

This little island between Ischia and the mainland is one of the Neapolitan Riviera’s best kept secrets. A stunning landscape of pastel-coloured houses lead down to the quanit harbour where you can sample the freshest seafood.

La Mortella Gardens

These award-winning botanical gardens are an exquisite blend of exotic flowers and ornate fountains, all carefully arranged to allow glimpses of the glistening Mediterranean.

Thermal Spas

Ischia’s volcanic origins means the island is home to numerous thermal spas. Many hotels have wellness centres using the natural waters, or head to one of the thermal gardens that combine pools with lush green surroundings.

The little island of Ischia is the perfect spot to relax after a busy few days in the bustling Sorrento or Amalfi Coast. You could also add an element of island hopping to your holiday by combining it with a stay on nearby Capri. For a more authentic escape, add a few nights in Naples either before or after.

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