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.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service on the Island of Ischia.

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£521pp
  • 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£670pp
  • 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 Excelsior Belvedere Hotel & Spa offers guests an elegant retreat.

  • from£525pp
  • 34 rooms
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Hotel Capizzo is a charming hillside retreat overlooking the Bay of Citara.

  • from£657pp
  • 52 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.

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.

There are endless combinations when it comes to multi-centre holidays in Italy. Here's a few suggestions to pair with your trip to the island of Ischia. 

Sorrento

Pair your island adventure to Ischia with sunny Sorrento, where you'll have the lost city of Pompeii and the striking Mount Vesuvius on your doorstep for you to explore. In Sorrento itself combines the feel of an authentic Italian seaside town with the buzz of city life and it the perfect place to start or finish your relaxing holiday to the island of Ischia. 

Amalfi Coast

Add a week exploring the glamorous Amalfi Coast to your holiday to Volcanic Ischia. Colorful towns cling to the cliff edge as the look out to the glittering Mediterranean sea. Drink prossseco at beach bars, shop in the luxury boutiques of Positano and explore the elegant villas of Ravello before heading over to Ischia.  

Naples

For a more authentic Neapolitan escape, add a few nights in Naples either before or after spending some time relaxing on Ischia. Naples has a gritty feel as well as plenty of beautiful historic sights to see from ancient palaces and castles to art galleries. Not forgetting the delicious local cuisine, with lots of bars and restaurants you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out in the bustling city. Just a short hop across the Bay of Naples by Hydrofoil it's a great multi-centre combination. 

Capri

Island hop in the Gulf of Naples and pair your holiday to Ischia with a luxurious few days on Capri. Known for its upscale restaurants, shops and bars as well as natural wonders. Its just a short hop by hydrofoil or ferry from island to island. 

For more ideas and help creating or booking your perfect multi-centre holiday please call us on 01483 79 11 11. 

 

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