Ischia

ISCHIAIschia is the largest island in the Gulf of Naples and is a major tourist and thermal area. The landscape is enriched by craters, volcanic hills, terraces, cliffs and beaches. The environment has been forever altered by volcanic activity and the legend tells that Typhoeus, imprisoned by Jupiter under Mount Epomeo, would rise to the twisting nature of places and his tears would have given rise to the thermal waters. The fertile soil allows the cultivation of vines, cereals, vegetables and citrus fruits that make it covered with green. It ‘s divided into six administrative units: Ischia, which is the main center, the charming town of Casamicciola, of the renown thermal springs, Lacco Ameno also famous for the curative nature of its springs waters, the quaint seaside village of Forìo, less visited by mass tourism, Serrana Fontana from depart the excursions to Mount Epomeo and Barano d’Ischia, on the hills that descend to the wide beach of Maronti.

Apart from the attraction of the scenery and its bathing facilities, that which Ischia a must are its thermal baths, famous for the quality of its waters and the landscapes that is backdrop for spas and the thermal parks.

The thermal wealth of the island is immense: 29 basins and hundreds of mineral springs and fumaroles.

In the beautiful Villa Arbusto there is the Archaeological Museum of Pithecusae, with many precious artefacts, has its home. Ischia was the first Tyrrhenian settlement of the Greeks, founded in the 8th century BC, with the name Pithekousa. Some of the most important relics of the museum date back to those times, like the famous Coppa di Nestore (Nestor’s cup).

 

The port of Ischia is a volcanic crater formed in the IV century BC, surrounded by green hills.

 

 

 

INFO TOUR:

The tour Ischia is very flexible, depending on customer needs. The landscape is enriched by rims of craters, volcanic hills, terraces, cliffs and beaches.

 

Tour Price: 60€/hour – Full day (7-8 hours) 260€

Tour type: Culture and History tour; Private tour; Walking tour.

Duration: full day

Maximum travelers: 12 (a small group garantee a better quality service) Tours for larger groups can be arranged on demand.

Main visited places: Sant’Angelo Maronti Beach, Church of the Soccorso, Bay of Sorgeto , Poseidon Gardens , Citara Beach , English’s Beach , Pitthekoussai Archaeological museum , Villa La Colombaia, Gardens of La Mortella, Aragonese Castle

What’s not included: Entrance tickets;

Trasportation (If  it can be arranged with Mercedes Limousine, Mini Van or Bus, , Hotel pick-up or drop-off)

Kid Friendly: Yes

Disable friendly:Yes

I can arrange an itinerary for wheel chairs and your needs.

 

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mail: naplestourguide@gmail.com

tel: +39 3284134719

 

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