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.

  • from£589pp
  • 76 rooms

This high standard hotel has a great location by the sea, a few steps from the centre of Ischia Porto and surrounded by a beautiful lush garden. Once an aristocratic villa, the Excelsior Belvedere Hotel & Spa is now an elegant retreat. Enjoy great food, a sandy beach, outdoor pool and fantastic spa.

  • 34 rooms
Hotel Capizzo Pool Gardens

Hotel Capizzo is ideal for a relaxing holiday. It's hillside position makes for spectacular views over the Bay of Citara. Take a dip in the naturally heated thermal pool or pull up a comfy sun lounger and get stuck into a good book, surrounded by beautifully groomed gardens and views of the sea. 

  • from£562pp
  • 50 rooms

We can't get enough of the extensive gardens at this hotel. There's over seven acres of grounds filled with citrus trees and walking trails. With just 50 rooms it's easy to find your own little sanctuary, whether that's on the soft grass or by the heated pool. The food here is incredible and the chef often uses fresh vegetables that are grown on site. 

Things To Do


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.


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.

Good to know

  • Bathe in the volcanic island’s mineral rich waters at the bubbling hot springs of Maronte beach
  • Ischia is home to the famous medieval Aragonese Castle
  • Follow ancient walking trails pine woods and lush landscape of the island
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