What to see in Ischia in a weekend, but above all what to do and not to miss, from thermal parks to swimming pools, from treatments to beautiful beaches and much more, read here.
Ischia, the third largest island in Italy, is definitely worth a visit if you intend to admire Campania up close. Getting to Ischia is very easy, just take a ferry from Port of Naples and in 45 minutes (by hydrofoil, which also allows you to transport cars) or an hour and a half (by ferry). Ischia is a very interesting destination for its culture, gastronomic and otherwise, for the things to see but also for the activities that the island is full of.
Getting around once you get to Ischia? Ape cars have been greatly reduced over the years and due to various safety standards there are very few left. It was once the most used means of transport and represented one of the symbols of Ischia. Today most taxis are not a car like in the city but a sort of white minivan, of variable size that can carry more than 10 people.
In summer or winter, Ischia always reserves pleasant surprises. The island is certainly known for its beaches, but also for the spa activities. It is nice to relax with some pampering during the winter period, perhaps during the Christmas holidays, or in spring and summer and on fine days alternating treatments with relaxation on the beach. In addition to the spas and the sea, the site www.isoladischia.com offers many offers to those who have decided to spend a holiday in Campania, but do not know how to organize their days. In addition to the offers, the site is also interesting for the many useful information. A truly complete guide to the island of Ischia to be discovered online.
Take a vacation to Ischia and don't try one thermal water pool located on the island, it is a real shame. The choice of thermal parks it is wide, starting from the Castiglione thermal park, to the O 'Vagnitiello thermal park, both of which are located in the Municipality of Casamicciola. In the Municipality of Lacco Ameno there is the Negombo hydro-thermal garden, which in the evening turns into an arena where jazz music artists and more are hosted.
In the Citara area you will find the Poseidon gardens, with well twenty swimming pools surrounded by greenery a few steps from the sea. From here it is rumored that you can admire the most spectacular sunset on the island of Ischia, undoubtedly it is worth a visit in the afternoon or even spend a whole day there. The thermal parks of Ischia are not only these, but they are many, many more. If the idea is to spend a relaxing weekend dedicated to personal care, it is good to take a look at list of the thermal parks of Ischia to choose one or more than one, given that each municipality has several available to Ischitans and their guests.
In all seasons it is possible to walk along the beaches of Ischia, which are many and very different from each other. The five beaches of Forio (Bay of Sorgeto, Citara Beach, Cava dell'Isola, Chiaia Beach and San Francesco Beach) are beaches with crystal clear bottoms, indicated to families with children, thanks to the shallow and sandy seabed.
One of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Ischia is undoubtedly that of San Montano, one of the beaches of Lacco Ameno. This beach is crescent-shaped with the green promontory of Monte di Vico behind it to provide shade when evening comes. Here the beaches are both equipped, for those who prefer comfort, but also free even if the surface is very small compared to the beaches with sun loungers, for those who do not love umbrellas, but want contact with the sand and the sea also and above all in summer and in the hottest months.
San Montano beach is practically located in front of the Negombo thermal park. For those who enter the park it is therefore possible not only to do the thermal pools, but also to go to the beach for a swim in the sea and relax in the sun.
In Lecco Ameno there is also the only bay that can be reached by sea, the Beach of the Monks also known as Varulo. Golden sand and an enchanting sea are the backdrop to what is considered perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Ischia. The Spiaggia delle Monache is not the only one that can be reached by boat, but there are also those of San Pancrazio and the Scarrupata. For those who do not know whether to trust and what could be lost ... all that remains is to try!
Ischia offers a lot and there are many other very beautiful places to visit. One above all the village of Sant'Angelo, a real gem that closely resembles Capri with its narrow streets and piazzetta. A place that doesn't look like Ischia, accessible only on foot and for those looking for a quiet holiday with a high-end and selected tourism.
You cannot miss a visit to the Aragonese Castle representing the symbol of the island. The botanical gardens are very beautiful, among which we definitely recommend the La Mortella Gardens with rare plants from all over the world. Religious faith is deeply rooted in Ischia and there are many churches present. One above all (and also published on a postage stamp of the Italian Post Office) is the Chiesa del Soccorso in Forio, located on the sea in a unique setting. Also chosen by many VIPs to celebrate the wedding.
The island offers the possibility of cultural, ecological, and food and wine routes and itineraries. In short, no island offers at the same time beaches, spas, sea and mountains, food and wine culture, but also worldliness and entertainment.