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  • Overview

    Ischia has long attracted European and Hollywood royalty to its island shores. Less glitzy than neighbouring Capri, its roll-call of the rich and famous includes surnames such as Garibaldi, Ibsen, Nietzsche, Chaplin, Olivier, Callas, Taylor, Capote, Cruise and Kidman.

    According to the Iliad, the titan, Typhon, was confined by Jupiter under the island’s highest peak, Mount Epomeo and the Romans built public baths to harness his streaming tears. This fashion for spas caught on, and the little island just off Naples is now home to the largest concentration of spas in Europe with no fewer than 103 springs, just in case you’re counting. This volcanic outcrop is the largest of the islands in the Bay of Naples and is a persuasive concoction of real working towns, verdant gardens, vineyards and thick forests interlaced with picturesque small villages; all delightfully fringed by fine beaches. On the calm south coast, car-free Sant’Angelo offers the drowsy delights of cosy harbour, sunbathing cats and bubbling thermal spas. Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte blend into one, long, graceful spread of pastel-coloured buildings where elegant restaurants, shops and boutiques make for enjoyably relaxed wanderings. The harbour is host to a string of restaurants not surprisingly serving fresh seafood daily.

    Cuisine

    Eating is one of the island’s great pleasures and, while seafood is an obvious speciality, Ischia is also famed for rabbit, bred on inland farms. Another local speciality is rucolino, a green, liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from rucola (rocket) leaves. Ischia’s cuisine is full of authenticity with dishes that are prepared with typical regional and island products. Pesce all’acqua pazza was originally and in poorer times prepared with leftovers of fish that were stuck to the hook and cooked with garlic, chili pepper and parsley; it is now prepared with choicer cuts of anchovies, sardines and mackerel. Another of the island’s specialties is honey, made with the aroma of citrus fruits or millefiori essence.

    To start planning your luxury holiday to Ischia, call 0800 294 9322 and speak to our knowledgeable Italy specialists

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Ischia has long attracted European and Hollywood royalty to its island shores. Less glitzy than neighbouring Capri, its roll-call of the rich and famous includes surnames such as Garibaldi, Ibsen, Nietzsche, Chaplin, Olivier, Callas, Taylor, Capote, Cruise and Kidman.

According to the Iliad, the titan, Typhon, was confined by Jupiter under the island’s highest peak, Mount Epomeo and the Romans built public baths to harness his streaming tears. This fashion for spas caught on, and the little island just off Naples is now home to the largest concentration of spas in Europe with no fewer than 103 springs, just in case you’re counting. This volcanic outcrop is the largest of the islands in the Bay of Naples and is a persuasive concoction of real working towns, verdant gardens, vineyards and thick forests interlaced with picturesque small villages; all delightfully fringed by fine beaches. On the calm south coast, car-free Sant’Angelo offers the drowsy delights of cosy harbour, sunbathing cats and bubbling thermal spas. Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte blend into one, long, graceful spread of pastel-coloured buildings where elegant restaurants, shops and boutiques make for enjoyably relaxed wanderings. The harbour is host to a string of restaurants not surprisingly serving fresh seafood daily.

Cuisine

Eating is one of the island’s great pleasures and, while seafood is an obvious speciality, Ischia is also famed for rabbit, bred on inland farms. Another local speciality is rucolino, a green, liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from rucola (rocket) leaves. Ischia’s cuisine is full of authenticity with dishes that are prepared with typical regional and island products. Pesce all’acqua pazza was originally and in poorer times prepared with leftovers of fish that were stuck to the hook and cooked with garlic, chili pepper and parsley; it is now prepared with choicer cuts of anchovies, sardines and mackerel. Another of the island’s specialties is honey, made with the aroma of citrus fruits or millefiori essence.

To start planning your luxury holiday to Ischia, call 0800 294 9322 and speak to our knowledgeable Italy specialists

Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Naples
Flight time:
2 hours 30 minutes

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Featured hotels

IL Moresco Hotel

5 Star

Nestling in a pinewood in the fashionable Lido area of Ischia Porto and adjacent to the elegant shopping street of Corso Vittoria Colonna, Il Moresco offers a relaxing stay in truly beautiful surroundings.

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Miramare Sea Resort & Spa

4 Star Luxe

In an enviable location, built into a small hillside in an old fisherman's village just minutes away from the main piazza in picturesque Sant Angelo and overlooking Maronti Bay Miramare Sea Resort & Spa boasts first class service, excellent facilities and tremendous views.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Terme

A former nobleman’s residence, Grand Hotel Excelsior Terme is set amidst fragrant pinewood and boasts spectacular views towards the Bay of Naples on the mainland including Aragona Castle, the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius.

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Garden & Villas Resort

Located a mere 350m from Negombo thermal spa and the beautiful sandy beach at San Montano Bay, charming Garden & VIllas Resort comprise nine white-washed villas in typical island architecture set in lush Mediterranean gardens.

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Featured hotels

IL Moresco Hotel

5 Star

Nestling in a pinewood in the fashionable Lido area of Ischia Porto and adjacent to the elegant shopping street of Corso Vittoria Colonna, Il Moresco offers a relaxing stay in truly beautiful surroundings.

Miramare Sea Resort & Spa

4 Star Luxe

In an enviable location, built into a small hillside in an old fisherman's village just minutes away from the main piazza in picturesque Sant Angelo and overlooking Maronti Bay Miramare Sea Resort & Spa boasts first class service, excellent facilities and tremendous views.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Terme

A former nobleman’s residence, Grand Hotel Excelsior Terme is set amidst fragrant pinewood and boasts spectacular views towards the Bay of Naples on the mainland including Aragona Castle, the island of Capri and Mount Vesuvius.

Garden & Villas Resort

Located a mere 350m from Negombo thermal spa and the beautiful sandy beach at San Montano Bay, charming Garden & VIllas Resort comprise nine white-washed villas in typical island architecture set in lush Mediterranean gardens.

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Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Naples
Flight time:
2 hours 30 minutes

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
4 4 5 7 8 9 10 10 8 6 4 3
Average daily hours of sun

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