Timeless charm

Thanks to its history, the sea and its special volcanic nature, Ischia is a rare beauty and wellness legacy, an island that celebrates life. 2700 years of history, 103 thermal wellness springs and the largest of the Neapolitan islands, about 30 km from Naples, measuring 10 km from east to west and 7 km from north to south, with 37 km of shoreline. Its highest peak is Mount Epomeo (787 m.). The climate is mild all year round. Discover the island's beauty from a distance and if you so desire, organize your sojourn from the comfort of your own home so that you can fully enjoy every second of your stay.

The fishing villages of Ischia Ponte and Sant'Angelo, with their twisting lanes, stairways and façades decorated with Arab-style arches and pale colours; the rural hillside towns of Buonopane, Fontana and Ciglio dotted with austere homes with barrel-shaped roofs; and the stone houses and shelters dug out of huge blocks of tuff and camouflaged in the Falanga woods are some of the architectural features of the island.

A formidable aura permeates the beauty of the monumental rock of the Castello Aragonese, a small fortified city on an islet connected by a bridge to the mainland. The castle offered hospitality to sovereigns and princely courts and also to extraordinary people such as Vittoria Colonna, the great poetess and protagonist of a lively circle of intellectuals during the Renaissance era. Then the Torre dei Guevara in Cartaromana, the roayl Casino of the Bourbon dynasty; "I Pilastri", an 18th century aqueduct that reproduces the unmistakable Roman style; and particularly fascinating towers which loom over Forio, constructed along the coast to protect it and sight pirate ships that infested the Mediterranean.

The many basilicas, cathedrals, churches and oratorios open for worship are noteworthy and contain numerous works of art, which is proof of the island's great religiousness.

From paragliding to windsurfing, from horseback trekking in the hills to sailing, tennis and canoeing, diving, snorkeling and jogging, the island offers tens and tens of solutions for lovers of the outdoor life and sports. With its tennis courts, football fields, bowls facilities, swimming pools and fitness gym, there is something for everyone and the same can be said for its numerous night spots and meeting places where people can spend pleasant, carefree moments together.

Timeless charm