Ischia

Ischia

Ischia, the largest island in the Bay of Naples, is among the most famous spa, sea and tourist locations in Italy and the world.
Thanks to its natural beauty, its picturesque landscape, splendid beaches and the aromas and flavours of its produce, the Island of Ischia offers guests a wide range of “experiences”: from spa tourism to pure fun, from excursions in the green woodland to the discovery of roads and ancient districts, all the way to shopping among the thousands of little shops on the main street.
With its 18 miles of beach, bays and inlets and lush vegetation behind an uncontaminated landscape, Ischia has been called the Garden of Europe.
It is a volcanic island, even if it only has one underwater volcano measuring 767 metres called Mount Epomeo, with numerous, secondary dormant craters, however some still present residual activity. In fact, the area has around 29 thermal baths, 67 fumaroles and 103 sources.
Ischia is divided into six municipalities: Ischia, Casamicciola Terme, Lacco Ameno, Forio,Serrara Fontana and Barano, each of which presents its own distinct features.
The Island of Ischia hosts numerous museums, churches and buildings of cultural interest.
There's a lot to see: the Aragon Castle that dominates Ischia Ponte, the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Scala, built on an original town dating back to the XII century, the Sea Museum , hosted on three floors of the historic clock building dating back to 1759. The objects exhibited reconstruct the most ancient history and traditions of sea-faring Ischia.
The Church of St. Angelo, dedicated to the Assumption and St. Michael the Archangel, dating from the XIX century, the Church of the Soccorso in Forio, which peaks onto the sea, theMuseum of Weapons, Armoury and Torture Instruments, the Roman aqueduct and the Aragon Tower.