Ischia - Gulf of Naples - Campania in Italy

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Map of Ischia

The island Ischia is located on the Gulf of Naples (Golfo di Napoli) in the region Campania in Italy. The island has an area about 46.3 km² and approximately 70000 inhabitants and consists of 6 municipalities, Ischia (districts Porto and Ponte), Casamicciola, Forio, Barano, Lacco Ameno and Serrara Fontana. All these 6 communities belong to the province of Naples (Napoli).

Photo from the coast of Ischia


Ischia can be reached from the Italian mainland Naples or Pozzuoli by ferry which takes about 80 minutes or by boat, catamaran and hydrofoil which takes 45 minutes, but also from the nearby island of Procida can be taken ferries to reach Ischia. The crossing with the Ferry costs around 8 to 10 euros, with the catamaran it costs 12 to 15 euros per person.



Ischia is a popular holiday destination a has a large number of beautiful landscapes and coastlines as you can see on the photo. In the time of a year there will visit more then 5 million tourists this beautiful island in the Thyrrhenian Sea in the Gulf of Naples (Golfo di Napoli).

The hightest Mountain of the island is called the Mountain Monte Epomeo with 787 meters, who will climb up to the top of the mountain will be rewarded with a fantastic unique view. You can view from this point up to Capri, Naples (Napoli), Ponza or Gaeta. Who is itself too lazy to climp up Monte Epomeo can rent a mule to ascent the mountain like it was usual in earlier times.


Among the sights and attractions of Ischia is the Castello Aragonese (Castle) which is situated on a small island in the near of Ischia and which can be reached by the brigde Ponte Aragonese. The present castle was built around 1438 on its remains of a previously built fortifications. It is told that already Gelon the tyrant of Syracuse (Siracusa) around 474 BC built the first fort there.


In opposite of the Castello Aragonese on the island Ischia is located the Spiaggia di Cartaromana (Beach), its a beach section where the sea volcanism is still active and which provides hot springs spa. At this place you can also in winter geht a hot bath. Ischia In the east of the city Ischia is situated the Beach Spiaggia dei Pescatori, a sandy beach with a view on a small Island of the Castle Castello Aragonese.

As Accommodation opportunities there will be provided hotels, holiday villas, apartments, youth hostels and campsites. There are hotels from 2 stars to 5 stars, with most hotels at least with 3 stars. A 4 to 5 star hotel will cost around 100 to 200 euros per person and per night. Three-star hotels can have a price from 50 euros to 90 euros per night.


In our database are currently over 50 very nice accommodations which you can book online. Alongside Hotels, there are also Residence and island apartments offered.

The price will varies depending on the season. The most expensive month is the August because thats the time where all Italians have holidays itself and will make happy holiday and vacation on the island.

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