One of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets, the island of Ischia lies just off the famous Neapolitan Riviera and is a magnet for those seasoned travellers wishing to spend some time on a beautiful, wholly Italian island which offers its visitors stunning scenery, mountainous landscapes, hot springs, ancient Roman sites and centuries-old vineyards. Mount Epomeo, at over 2,500ft, is Ischia’s highest peak and affords spectacular views of the island and the Bay of Naples.
One of Ischia’s most iconic landmarks is the island fort of Aragon Castle, dating from 474 BC. A boat tour is the best way to explore the island’s many turquoise coves, picturesque coastline and Ischia’s longest beach at Maronti. There are lovely views from above Maronti of the small, attractive isthmus of Sant’Angelo. From Ischia there’s some serious sightseeing to be had across the Bay of Naples with Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento and Capri all within easy reach.