Guide to Ischia

Ischia or ‘Isola Verde’ is known for its vertiginous green slopes and healing waters.

Famed for the healing powers of its spa waters, Ischia’s offering of vineyard scattered hills and picturesque towns make for a true Mediterranean escape - made all the better by the comfort of your own luxury charter yacht.

The volcanic Italian island of Ischia is the largest and most developed of the group in the stunning Bay of Naples yet remains relatively unspoilt by tourists who tend to head for the more well-known spots of Capri and Naples. However, for the discerning traveller, Ischia’s rugged charm, fantastic scenery and variety of things to do ashore and on water, holds endless appeal on a Mediterranean yacht charter. The nightlife is lively, there are some great walks through the forested mountains and dotted along the indented coastline between the continuum of hot baths are arguably the best beaches in the region.

Some of the most impressive of these stretches of pearly white sands can be found near the main town of Ischia on the north-coast which along with the other northern towns of Ischia Porto, Ischia Ponte, Casamicciola Terme, Forio and Lacco Ameno form the most popular part of the island for visitors. Though it is on the south coast that charterers on a yacht rental can enjoy the pristine delights of the ancient fishing village of Sant’Angelo, free from vehicles and charming in its blend of idyllic harbour and white-washed and pastel hued buildings.

Nearby, Ischia’s highest peak - the Monte Epomeo mountain - looms over the coastline and you can clearly see the reasoning of the island’s other name, Isola Verde (Green Island). The lush green slopes are covered with vineyards and an array of flora, surrounded by the tiny villages that sit peacefully in the hills. There are fewer historical sites to see on the island compared to others in the region but ones definitely worth a visit are the Castello Aragonese - a large medieval complex situated in Ischia Pontea and Lacco Ameno with its fascinating archaeological heritage resonating beneath its upscale ambience.

A West Coast Italy yacht charter in Ischia is a perfect way to tune out and relax, particularly for those who like to anchor off a breathtaking beach while enjoying the comforts of a superyacht.

Reasons to Visit

Great beaches
Ancient port town of Ischia
Vineyard covered hills
Variety of towns and villages
Beautiful coastline
Known for its green landscapes

Good For

  • Nightlife
  • Monuments
  • Fine Dining
  • Anchorage
  • Mountains

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