Top attractions in Ischia Island
Our most recommended things to do in Ischia Island
1. Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples
Spend the day on the lush green island of Ischia and escape the heat and hustle of Naples. Discover curiosities on every corner and marvel at the natural beauty of the sunken craters, rocky spikes and lava hills of the volcanic island. Catch the ferry from Naples and arrive at the port of Ischia, where you will enjoy an included lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Use your free time to visit the Aragonese Castle, connected to the mainland by a bridge that has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, as it gets washed away by the sea all the time! Explore the chic village of Sant'Angelo, loved by the rich and famous who want to escape the crowds. Admire the colorful houses of the entirely pedestrianized – and hard to reach – area, and soak up the laid-back Mediterranean vibe of the narrow alleys, ice cream parlors, restaurants and bars with outdoor tables.
2. Ischia: Half-Day Scenic Bus Tour
Discover the 8th largest island of Italy and the largest in the Bay of Naples on this 3-hour panoramic coach tour of Ischia. Covering a circumference of just 18 miles (35 kilometers), the island is easy to navigate in just a few hours. Available as a morning or afternoon option (depending on the language option chosen), the tour includes a hotel pick-up on Ischia from around 09:00 or 14:00. Drive off for a round-trip tour of all 6 municipalities, with stops at the most beautiful viewpoints. Pause to stretch your legs in the picturesque fishing village of S. Angelo, and walk the easy pedestrianized areas. Admire the Spiaggia dei Maronti (Maronti Beach) with its fumarole and cavascura (hot spring), where it’s possible to see the past dug into the rocks. Drive on to Forio, Ischia’s 2nd largest town, and the only one of the island with an entirely preserved historic center. Return to your...
3. From Sorrento: Full-Day Procida and Ischia Boat Trip
This full-day boat trip to Procida and Ischia begins with a pickup from your accommodation to the port of Piano di Sorrento. Aboard your boat and depart for Procida. Along the way have some sightseeing and admire the volcanic islet of Nisida, the distant Phlegraean Fields, and Cape Miseno from a distance. Arrive to Procida and spend an hour or two on the island. After spending time on Procida, head back to your boat and leave for Ischia. Take a cruise around the island and take in the views of the Aragonese Castle, Maronti Beach, the Cavascura spa, and the Bay of Sorgeto. Dock your boat and spend an hour or two touring the island. On the way back to Sorrento enjoy a limoncello tasting. Arrive at Piano di Sorrento and be taken back to your hotel. During this boat trip you will have opportunities to swim and snorkel.
4. Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer
The volcanic island of Ischia is an amazing site to see in Italy, but getting there can be a bit of a hassle. Book an easy, comfortable one-way transfer from the Naples International Airport, from the Naples train station, or from your hotel in Naples, and arrive to the island of Ischia without any stress. Find a driver waiting for you at the designating meeting point, and set off right away. The convenient transfer service includes transportation in a car or minibus from your pick-up point to the ferry, transportation on the ferry, as well as a car or minibus transportation to your drop off point. Alternately, you can book the transfer to take you from your hotel in Ischia to the airport or train station in Naples.
5. Nitrodi: Healing Thermal Springs Afternoon Trip
Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon surrounded by the island’s nature, its natural fountains and the old local traditions. After pick-up from your hotel on Ischia between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM, transfer to the famous Nitrodi fountain for the opportunity to spend a couple of hours taking showers in the healing waters of the spring. The healing properties of these springs have been known since ancient Greece around the 8th century B.C. The greatest effect of the Nitrodi waters is found in the treatment of dermatitis and in almost all diseases that affect the skin. Through the contact with the skin, it is particularly effective in ulcer events from varicose veins, as it acts on the nutritional processes of the tissues with which it comes into contact. It is recommended that, after getting wet, you let the water dry by the heat of the sun, thus reinforcing its effectiveness. Drinking the water h...
6. From Rome: 4-Day Ischia Tour with Nitrodi Springs
On day one, your tour begins with a train journey from Rome's Termini station to the Central Station in Naples where you will meet your driver. From there, transfer by private car to Naples harbor and board your ship to Ischia. After a 1.5-hour crossing, you will arrive on the island for a private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy free time, dinner and your first night on the island. On the second day, take your breakfast in the hotel before a half-day excursion to the famous Nitrodi springs. The ancient curative tradition of the fountain here goes back to the Greek period (8th century B.C.). As well as showers, you can have a thermal mud mask. At around 17:30 you will return to your hotel. Enjoy free time, dinner and your second night on the island. On day three, enjoy breakfast and a full day in the thermal park, including use of all the swimming pools, access to the sea and the sauna. L...
7. All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island
Arrive at the Naples airport or train station and meet your professional assistant who will accompany you to your English-speaking driver. Drive to the seaport of Naples where you’ll skip the line and board the hydrofoil using conveniently pre-booked tickets to Ischia Island. Arrive on Ischia Island and meet your reliable assistant who will see you to final destination via private car, taxi or mini-van, as well as provide porter service.
8. Sorrento: Full-Day Ischia Island & La Mortella Garden Tour
Set sail for one of the largest islands in the Bay of Naples. See the volcanic outcrop of Ischia, and admire a landscape of spa towns, abundant gardens, buried necropolises, spectacular scenery, and picturesque small towns.
Enjoy pickup in your hotel and then transfer to the port of Sorrento by minibus. Meet your guide at Bar Scogliera, and hop on board a fast jetfoil for a journey of 1 hour.
Once arrived on Ischia island, embark on a guided tour by bus to its most popular and beautiful attractions. Admire the Aragonese Castle, the Maronti beach, the Cavascura thermal baths, and the warm waters of Sorgeto Bay.
Pay a visit to the Garden La Mortella, a must-see where you can get lost between colorful flowers and ancient trees. After the visit, enjoy some free time in the gardens or a light lunch in a restaurant, before transport back in time for the je...
9. Ischia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home
Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.
10. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour
Embark on a scenic cruise in the Gulf of Naples and spend some free time seeing the famous attractions in Ischia and Procida. Relax, bring your bathing suit and your camera to fully enjoy every moment. Disembark in the port of Ischia and enjoy free time to visit the major attractions. See the Aragonese Castle, Sant'Angelo, the Gardens of Mortella among others. Take a dip in the waters off of the most famous beaches of Ischia, such as Maronti, Citara, and San Montano. Continue towards Procida, the smaller island with a fascinating harbor. Enjoy the return with stunning views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius, and the islands that form the backdrop to one of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea.
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What people are saying about Ischia Island
Interesting Ischia tour
Really recommended - very interesting! It is best to do it on the first day, because you have a complete overview of the beautiful island. Many thanks to Antonio, who brought us closer to the island, the culture and also the cuisine with a lot of humor. The short-term booking via smartphone is also great. Everything went well. Thank you - I'll definitely book a tour with you again.
You must plan to arrive early at the port to exchange tickets because the line is very long (45min-1h). Also, the boats are not at the same places in the port of Ischia according to the schedules. Otherwise the journey is very pleasant and the lunch perfect with a view of the sea.
Everything worked very well. Pick up at the hotel. Good and varied tour. Very informative to get a good overview of the island. Great guide. Short stay in St. Angelo. And there was also time for coffee and cake. Top!!
everything fit perfectly, we were always picked up on time, high praise
Very friendly, helpful and informative. Adequate interesting breaks.