A Guide to Campania's Underrated Gem: Ischia

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Silvia Bilacchi

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Curator’s statement

Welcome to "A Guide to Campania's Underrated Gem: Ischia." Join us as we unveil Ischia's hidden treasures, delving into its authentic essence cherished by locals. This journey connects you with the essence of Campania's concealed treasure. Ischia's allure is woven into its pristine landscapes, tranquil beaches and invigorating thermal springs. Our selection reveals the island's character, from medieval castles' charm to local market vibrancy. Navigate to gain insights into its history, cultural tapestry and culinary offerings.

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Things to do in Ischia

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Maronti: One of the longest beaches in Ischia, with gorgeous views overlooking Sant’Angelo.

Lido La Scannella: Access to Scannella Hotel’s beach club with daily pass for pools and beach chairs, as well as access to the hotel restaurant.

Negombo: Known as the most “tropical” beach in Ischia, immerse yourself in the Negombo park, with a beautiful tranquil beach and thermal park.

Giardini di Poseidon: The largest thermal park on the island, featuring over 20 pools, a wellness center and the beautiful beach.

Places to eat & drink in Ischia

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Where to eat

  • Trattoria da Peppina (Forio)

  • La Vigna d’Alberto (Barano d’Ischia)

  • Lo Scoglio (Sant’Angelo)

  • La Conchiglia (Sant’Angelo)

  • Al Pontile (Ischia Ponte)

  • Da Ciccio (Ischia Ponte)

Where to go out

  • Rena - Perfect for an afternoon cocktail on the beach and dancing while watching the sunset, DJ every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 18:00-22:00.

  • Valentino - Ischia’s historic nightclub, open throughout the year.

  • Ecstasy - Terrace /rooftop cocktail bar next door to Valentino, perfect to get a drink before going out or after dinner to end the night.

  • Riva - Beach bar perfect for a drinks and a night of dancing.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Amanda Lister’s guide, A Relaxing Getaway to Ischia, Italy.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Ischia.