Tourists from all over the world are coming to Italy during the whole year, but especially important places are islands and gorgeous beaches this country has to offer. One of these islands is Ischia, a popular destination of tourists from Germany, Russia and Poland. Others are also welcomed by pleasant inhabitants who have a long history of meeting and serving new people.
Ischia reaches its top popularity during summer and season usually starts even earlier. Ways to get there are simple and interesting. If you are coming from abroad, many flights will settle in Naples International Airport, which is located on the north of Naples. Taking taxi or some other transport to ferry boats is recommended and once you get on the ferry, you discover the beauty of Italian seaside. Vibrant and blue sea is characteristic for the Gulf of Naples, which is located in the south-west part of Italy. The Gulf is surrounded by Tyrrhenian Sea, which is part of the larger Mediterranean Sea. There are boats that sail quite frequently. The journey with ferry boat will be long enough to get some fresh air from the sea and to prepare for the beauty of the island. It will last approximately 40 minutes and tour guides will prepare you with some interesting stories about the history.
Once you get there, you will be astonished by the number of people who live there. It is hugely populated island with more than 60,000 inhabitants. When you add tourists, that number is much larger and you should book your place earlier, because the peak of the season brings many people. If you wonder where to book the accommodation, there are many websites that offer this option. You can choose from large selection of hotels, private rooms and even old museums. Former museums and monasteries are special kind of accommodation and you will certainly enjoy the story behind. If you like more relaxing kind of holiday, choose one of the hotels that are both spa centers and hotels. Ischia is all about that. Wellness and seaside at the same time. It is ideal for people who like to experience the relaxation of waters from the mountains and the waters from the coast. Combining is numerous and ideal for everyone.
What to see
All those museum lovers will be thrilled to visit Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae that is home of many Hellenic culture pieces. There are even parts of acropolis and ancient creations. It is a former home of Angelo Rizzoti, the businessman who came to the island in 50’s and implemented many new ideas that made Ischia a popular place for jet set and people who enjoy the highest standards. For those who would like to know more about history, a great sight is Castello Aragonese, which is a castle build in 474 BC. Many paths are leading through the buildings where Greek and Brits had influence in huge amount. When you want to take a rest from the asphalt and stone, go and visit one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Italy, which is located on the west coast of Ischia. There is a huge selection of plants and trees that are characteristic for Mediterranean countries. Moorish gardens in Spain were inspiration for this park and visiting the place requires at least one day in order to explore it completely.
What to do
Volcanic activity of the island has become one of the most powerful attractions. Inhabitants have built the whole tourism around this natural phenomenon. Therefore, you can enjoy in volcanic mud, which is very helpful in treating all skin conditions and for relaxing of muscles. Spa waters are additional pleasure you can enjoy in and spa treatments are offered by most resorts on the island. In the morning, explore the view on sunrise on the beach and the beauty of azure blue sea. Taste the most popular drink made of rucola leaves called Rucolino. It will open all your senses when combined with some seafood specialty in many restaurants around. Ischia is an ideal place for people seeking for wellness tourism and all advantages that water has to give. Explore the island where history brings its secret stories and nature gives its richness for complete pleasure.