Ischia Travel Guide

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  • Sant Angelo, Ischia, Italy, sea
    Sant Angelo, Ischia, Italy, sea
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Ischia Things to Do

  • Take a bus to neighboring towns

    From Ischia Port you can find busses that drive around the island. They leave every few minutes. I took a bus and went to a neighboring town called Forio. It was a pleasant little seaside town with open air markets and streetside cafes. There is a historic castle to visit. I enjoyed lunch at an outdoor cafe with views of the water. It was an...

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  • Take a day trip to Pompeii

    Take the ferry to mainland Naples, then take a bus to the train station and take the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii. At the entrance to Pompeii, you will receive little brochures and guidebooks to tell you what is what. There are little hand held narrators available, you simply look for the number in the book and it matches with the number of the...

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  • Aragonese Castle

    The Aragonese Castle stands on a volcanic rock connected to the island by a bridge first built in 1438 by Alfonso of Aragon. The Castle was completed in 1492. Gerone of Siracusa constructed the first castle on this site - a simple tower - in 474 BC. The castle and surrounding grounds can be toured for the cost of 10 Euros. You can eat lunch at a...

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  • Sorghetto Beach

    More a cove than a beach - thermal springs run down into the sea, and form hot rock pools to sit in. Access is by stairs down the cliff. The beach itself is free, with a good value cafe/bar and toilet at the bottom of the clif, beside the 'beach'. You can also get thermal mud treatments painted on you for a few euro. One tip is to wear flip-flops...

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  • Visit Sant' Angelo

    From Ischia Port, it is only about 9 miles to Sant' Angelo. You can travel by bus, car or boat. It is a beautiful little coastal town.

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  • Take a boat around the island

    From Ischia Port, you can find many boats available to take you around the island. It is a wonderful trip. The boat will stop in the major ports like Casamicciola and Forio to pick more passengers. Then the boat will tie up in Sant Angelo and you will have time to go visit this other port town. I would definitely recommend this trip. If you would...

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  • Enjoy the sites around the marina

    Ischia Port is a wonderful town to enjoy leisurely strolls checking out the boats and yatchs docked in the marina, and shopping in the many shops.

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  • NAPLES TO POMPEII

    NAPLES TO POMPEIIThe fast aliscafi hydrofoil from Ischia to Naples (Molo Beverello) costs 22 Euros return and is not recommended because of the fixed return time. Much better to get a single on an ordinary Caremar ferry and then your time of return is more flexible.Once in Naples I walked towards the railway station. Take care and avoid...

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  • CAPRI II

    At one end of Capri is Villa Jovis to which Roman emperor Tiberius retired in 27 AD, allegedly to live a life of vice and debauchery. To get there, start at the main square in Capri Town. The route is free of motor traffic. Follow Via Botteghe out of the square. There are signposts. It's about a half hour walk up gentle slopes. You pass wonderful...

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Ischia Restaurants

  • Avoid it if you mind good food

    The positive points of this restaurants are the scenic location, just on the edge of the harbour, and reasonable prices.The very negative point is the quality of the food: our pizza was undercooked, and the mussels sauteè had a bad taste.Although the owner and the waiters were friendly, I'll suggest you to go there only if you care about location...

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  • Wonderful fine dining experience

    An excellent fine dining choice in Ischia. The restaurant sits directly on the water so when you sit at the open windows you hear the calming waves outside. Dinner was exquisite. I had the degustazione pesce menu which consisted of four different fish courses, including marinated whitefish, pasta with mussels and baby clams and octopus osso bucco...

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  • Good restaurant

    A friendly restaurant a ten minute walk from Albergo Saint Leonard on Via Scannella. The food was good and the ambience friendly. The polpi is excellent.

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  • DOC Pizza

    A wonderful pizza place on the main drag in Panza. They offer a Pizza DOC which means that it is made with the best ingredients. They speak very little English so bone up on your Italian but are friendly and the food is very good.

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  • Cheap great eats!

    This was off the beaten path in Ischia, cheap, plentiful tasty seafood with a proprietor who sings and is happy to take pictures. A great place!

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  • Fine dinner on the beach

    Just on one of the most beautiful beaches of Ischia, this restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices in a nice location. You can choose to eat indoor (with live music) or outdoor at candle light or, sometimes at night, you can get a table set up just for you on the sand, still warm from the morning's sun. Very good appetizers, and seafood

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Ischia Transportation

  • Getting to Ischia

    When we landed at Naples airport we had to catch the Alibus to Piazza Municipio or Molo Beverello, the Port of Naples. It can get a little hairy so here's what you do to avoid stress. Outside of the Arrivals doorway across the street is the bus stop. Go stand under the sign for Alibus. You'll see orange ANM buses as well, these are the local buses....

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  • Buses

    The buses in Ischia aren't that complicated. The CS and CD buses circle the island continually and stop at all the main towns. The CD bus has many fewer stops, it takes the CS bus twice as long to make the same route. One bus circles the island to the right and one bus circles the island to the left. The only part that gets complicated is that the...

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  • Hydrofoils

    We took the hydrofoil from Molo Beverello. Took about 45 minutes to get to Ischia Porto and cost 18 euro.

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Ischia Local Customs

  • Language

    I cannot say or emphasize it enough if you are going to Italy please please PLEASE learn at least enough of the language to communicate! I studied for 6 months before our trip so I was not fluent but it made for a wonderful experience to be able to communicate. Some of the worst behavior I have ever seen was from frustrated American tourists who...

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  • Sabato Festa!

    On Saturday night there was usually a party in the Panza city centre featuring music and entertainment. It usually started about 9 and runs until midnight. It's a very nice way to spend an evening.

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  • Ischia Typical Food

    Typical food From the peasant table to the gourmet cuisine, the triumph of the authentic tastes of fertile land and rich sea, real taste?s treasures! ISCHITANIAN RABBIT It is not possible to know if it is because of that mountain that climbs towards the sky giving the idea of an island-not-island, or because of the misture of land and sea that...

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Ischia Warnings and Dangers

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    by melanief Written Apr 23, 2006

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    When the ferry docked, "bag boys" quickly ran up the ramp and boarded the ferry, grabbing up luggage and loading it onto push carts. Then they pushed their carts off the ferry and up to the taxi stand, and requested about 5 or 6 Euros per bag to load it into your taxi. I watched one elderly lady repeatedly tell these bag boys "NO!" every time they tried to pull her bag away from her to load it. She told them over and over "I have it - please leave me alone!" -- After this happened several times, she finally bopped him with her umbrella. I would recommend that you are very firm with these bags boys if you don't want them to carry your laggage the 100 feet to the taxi stand - then expect to get paid 5 or 6 Euros.

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Ischia Favorites

  • by Jillfill Written Sep 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: In the island of Ischia there is The most beautiful thermal garden of the world: Poseidon garden

    ThisThermal parks or gardens represent one of the most loved tourist attraction of the island: they consist of a series of swimming pools, containing as well sea water and thermal water, facilities for bathing and for beauty treatments, tropical plants, refreshment points. They are usually located nearby the sea and the main beaches, from where it is possible to enjoy a spectacular view of the coast.

    Fondest memory: Sun, peoples, and eat

    Beaches of Citara near poseidon Garden citara beach pool of poseidon garden thermal pool garden
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