Some recommendations on what to see in Ischia.
The island of Ischia is one of the most picturesque islands in the Gulf of
Naples. Besides offering exotic scenery and pebble beaches, it is famous
for its thermal baths and natural springs.
As you may know, Ischia is a very large island with a varied geography that
ranges from the sea to the mountains, from small rural villages to charming
We offer the following recommendations on the most beautiful things to see
during your holiday on the Green Island, to make the most of your carefree
Dip into the Middle Ages: Ischia Ponte and the Aragonese Castle
Those who come to Ischia even for a weekend must include the ancient
village of Ischia Ponte in their list of wonderful places to visit. This
picturesque village overlooking the sea is populated with majestic palaces
and small fishermen's houses that have coexisted very well for centuries!
Here you will also find the Aragonese Castle, a veritable treasure trove of
the history of the Green Island, a turreted medieval citadel, where you can
journey back in time.
Forio, where pirates landed. The Saracen Towers and the Church of the
In the southwest of the island is the huge town of Forio, which lies in an
enchanting geographical area. A visit to the historic centre is a must with
its ancient palaces, beautiful churches and above all characteristic 17th
Century towers built as look-outs for pirates. Perched on a ridge
overlooking the sea is the famous Church of the Soccorso, with its majestic
architecture, which was for centuries a white beacon of salvation for
sailors and fishermen.
Village with the scent of the sea: Sant'Angelo
The little seaside village of Sant'Angelo, found in the Commune of Serrara
Fontana, is another pearl on the Ischian coast. For centuries, the village
was inhabited only by fishermen and their families until it was discovered
in the 1950s by visiting artists – including the poet Neruda. Sant'Angelo
today is a perfect mix of nature and the ultra-chic.
Tour local wineries: Campagnano and the winery route
In the hills in the town of Ischia, the pretty rural village of Campagnano
promises a day full of the most authentic natural atmospheres with its
farming itineraries, where ancient cellars and lands planted with vines mix
with a unique panorama in the world. From Campagnano it is possible to walk
to the village of Piano Liguori, a handful of houses where people still
live as they did two hundred years ago.