Isle of Ischia
ISLE OF ISCHIA – WHY GO?
Less well known than glamorous Capri, Ischia is easily reached by boat or hydrofoil from Naples and smaller towns along the coast. Less cosmopolitan and more Italian in feel, the island has some lovely gardens and secluded coves.
MUST SEE, MUST DO
Climb up to Castello Aragonese – reached by a stone bridge and an old mule track – standing sentinel on a small islet off the beach at Ischia Ponte
Wallow in some of the 22 hot thermal pools at Giardini Poseidon. If you're staying at five-star Mezzatorre Resort, sign up to a well-being programme or submit to a mud bath, hot stone therapy or bio-exfoliant body peel.
Take a boat trip to Capri or Sorrento. Ferries for points along the Amalfi coast call regularly at Ischia.
The exquisite La Mortella gardens, one-time home of composer William Walton, are the setting for summer classical concerts and opera.
Head to the little town of Ischia Ponte and check out the stores along trendy Via Roma and Corso Vittorio Colonna. Ischia is a great place to buy basketwork, local honey and terracotta.
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Ischia's Foreign Film Festival screens both retrospective movies from the 1950s and 60s, and new releases.
Check out the array of local wines and eats at Vinischia, dedicated to the produce of Campania.
Star-gaze from your terrace after dark with a local Ischian wine and take in the scents of a Mediterranean night.
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