Ischia is a volcanic island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the northern region of the Bay of Naples.
It is the largest of the Phlegrean Islands, approximately 46 square kilometres in size. It is bursting with beauty and history, and one of the underrated tourist destinations along the Amalfi Coast.
How to get to the Island
Due to it being an island, the only way to Ischia is via boat. Most visitors catch a high-speed ferry from Naples, which typically takes about an hour to the island. There is also the slow ferry which is more scenic but puts a further half an hour on the trip.
The Thermal Springs
The volcanic island is home to over 100 thermal springs scattered about the region. With countless healing properties and venues attached to the springs, you can turn your weekend trip into a relaxing and pampering adventure, leaving the island with healthy baby smooth skin! Resting both your mind and body! These springs are featured throughout the island, but by far the most popular is the Cavascura thermal baths, known for being Ischia’s oldest springs. Located right along a 300-metre clifftop.
Enjoy a day at this spectacular beach known as Maronti Beach. Featuring crystal clear waters, lush greenery, and jagged clifftop rocks. Both tourists and locals flood this shore, with many spending every day along this picturesque beachfront! The restaurants and café nearby also make it the heart of the region, with many opting to dine in at the restaurants or bars to refuel after a day swimming or sunbaking!
The Botanical Gardens
If you’ve had your fill of beaches and thermal springs, why not hike up the mountains to see the sights. Only taking an hour up-hill to visit, Monte Eponeo’s is the highest point on the island, providing some of the best views on offer in the coastal region. You can also visit some of the man-made natural spots, including the botanical gardens of La Mortella. A stunning botanical garden home to a stunning range of flora and fauna fill. The gardens even host open-air concerts for classic music, letting you enjoy the music while you watch the sunset over the ocean horizon.