Ischia is the largest of the islands in the Gulf of Naples, so large that it is made up of 6 municipalities. It is an island rich in nature and many attractions to visit and thermal parks since Roman times. Follow our advice!

Thermal baths of Ischia

Ischia, an island in the Bay of Naples, is known for its thermal pools with healing waters and its health spas. The water from the natural hot springs, heated by volcanic action, is believed to be the most radioactive in Europe and is good for a variety of health treatments including rheumatism. One of the most important and famous thermal parks of Ischia is Negombo which is located in the Bay of San Montano in the municipality of Lacco Ameno. It is perfect for a day to relax and spend time among the bars and restaurants inside. A rich vegetation surrounds the various areas and pools and here and there you will also find sculptures by Arnaldo Pomodoro and Lucio del Pezzo.
Poseidon is the most famous and largest of the thermal parks. It is lovely, set next to the sea where you can swim, and has about 20 pools of different temperatures, some with waterfall or hydro massage. The thermal pools here are typical pools fed by natural hot springs. There are gardens, restaurants, and a bar. It’s a little expensive. Poseidon Gardens is on the Bay of Citara, on Ischia’s west side.

Aragonese Castle

It is located in the ancient village of Ischia Ponte on top of a block of volcanic origin and connected to the mainland by a bridge in the middle of the sea, where the Ischitans usually bathe. The castle is surrounded by a park whose path is about two kilometers long with some differences in height, so we recommend comfortable shoes. Its current name originates from the dynasty that most influenced the characteristic appearance of the island: Alfonso I of Aragon in the 15th century AD.
Useful info
The castle is open all year every day from 09:00 until sunset and the cost of the ticket is 12 euros, children from 0-9 are free, children up to 9 y.o. the ticket is 6 euros

Mortella Gardens

They are another of the symbols of Ischia: a lush garden with rare and tropical plants. La Mortella Gardens were created in 1958 by Lady Susana Walton , the wife of Argentine origin of the English composer Sir William Walton . A cool and relaxing corner that is absolutely worth a visit.
The garden is located in Forio and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm from 13 May to 31 October.
Useful info: 
The price for the tickets is 12 euros, reduced for children 12-18 years old is 10 euros.
Children up to 11 years pay 7 euros up to 5 years enter for free.

The beaches of Ischia

This beach is located in Barano and was recently made famous by Elena Ferrante who set here the part of her from her book L ’Amica Geniale, set in Ischia. It is the longest beach on the island and there are both lidos and pieces of free beach. Behind the beach there are also free thermal springs.

San Montano
This beach is located between Lacco Ameno and Forio, its sand is white and enjoys the tropical vegetation of the Negombo thermal park.

Cava dell’Isola
This beach is located in Forio and can be reached by a staircase carved into the rock. The seabed is other and rocky and is mainly frequented by young people.

San Francisco
This beach is set under the lava–stone cliffs of Punta Caruso, and there is a small free beach and a few beach clubs. The water here is pristine, and famous for its shades of blue and turquoise. Like all the beaches along Forio, there is sun here until dusk.

The bay of Citara is located in Forio and is a long white beach with transparent and clear sea. Here the sun goes away very late and it is possible to admire the most beautiful sunset.

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