Ischia, Capri and Procida:
the Gems of the Gulf of Naples
Float on the water like the colourful boats of Neapolitan fishermen; Ischia, Capri and Procida are among the most sought-after and famous destinations of the “Bel Paese”. A kaleidoscope of colours that enhance the most vibrant shades of the Mediterranean Sea, take some walks among breath-taking views and beautiful seaside villages, enjoy relaxing thermal parks, indulge in tastings of typical products and make the most of some incredible swimming in some of the most beautiful stretches of sea in the world.
The “Gems of the Gulf of Naples” will shine before your eyes!
Welcome to Ischia
Your arrival in Ischia will be the ideal starting point for a surprising experience of discovery in the scenery of the Gulf of Naples.
For many it is “the Wellness Island” with its mix of thermal parks of volcanic origin, lush forests and lots of sea; but the charm is not limited only to a place for a relaxing visit.
Have fun meeting the locals and discovering the delicious food and wine tradition of the island, while you take a leisurely stroll , channelling the quiet rhythms of the past, between characteristic villages and harbours such as Ischia Porto, Ischia Ponte, Casamicciola Terme, Forio d’Ischia and Lacco Ameno.
Discover the island and its wines
On board a convenient minivan, you will be accompanied to explore the 6 municipalities that make up the island of Ischia: from the lively Ischia Porto, to the panoramic Barano d ‘Ischia; from Serrara Fontana, to the beautiful Forio d ‘Ischia with its delightful alleyways.
Then it will be time for Casamicciola Terme, famous for its numerous thermal springs; and Lacco Ameno, immediately recognizable by the presence of the characteristic mushroom-shaped rock.
You will also have a truly unique multi-sensory experience in the world of precious Ischia wines.
At Frassitelli, in Montecorvo, where some of the most popular and appreciated local wines are produced, including Biancolella, Forastera and Per’ ‘e Palummo; you will visit the cellar of a well-known winery, before the unmissable tasting of the farm wines accompanied by tasty local products.
A worthy way to round up your day will be a trip to the picturesque village of Sant’Angelo, an oasis of peace where among boutiques, clubs and cats taking in the sun, you can dedicate yourself to shopping or admire the gorgeous views whilst sipping a good coffee.
After a short trip you will visit the most glamorous of the islands of the Gulf of Naples; a concentration of unique scenic beauties, elegant restaurants, trendy clubs, luxury hotels and boutiques of famous designers, which with its whitewashed houses and characteristic pedestrian streets, resembles more a movie set than a real place.
To complete your Capri experience, you will have the option of visiting the wonderful flowered terraces of the Gardens of Augustus and enjoy the splendid view of the Faraglioni rock formation, Marina Piccola and the bends of Via Krupp; or if you prefer you can take a suggestive boat trip to go lie inside the famous Blue Grotto or admire the Faraglioni from the sea.
Finally, to experience a truly exclusive multisensory experience, you have the option of enjoying a refined gourmet dinner in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the sea, a few steps from the Blue Grotto.
Prepare to live a day dedicated to the well-being of body and mind in one of the many thermal parks on the island of Ischia.
The best known are the Negombo Thermal Park, a real hydrothermal garden nestled in the picturesque bay of San Montano, where the thermal baths are completely immersed in a wide variety of plants from different parts of the world.
Then it will be time for the Poseidon Gardens in the Bay of Citara, the largest thermal park in Ischia with more than 20 thermal pools surrounded by greenery and 500 meters of coastline from where you can watch the most beautiful sunset on the island.
Another location that is worthy of a day of relaxation is the Castiglione Thermal Park in Casamicciola Terme, the Parco delle Ninfe Nitrodi in Barano d ‘Ischia, as well as the ancient Cavascura Thermal Baths and the Aphrodite Apollon Thermal Gardens in Serrara Fontana.
Spending the day in one of these thermal parks will give you a wellness experience that you won’t be able to forget!
Procida in Bee
Once you get to Procida, the smallest of the “Gems of the Gulf of Naples”, you will board a characteristic Ape car to continue your discovery experience.
Enjoy yourself on this fun three-wheeled vehicle on a tour of the Italian Capital of Culture 2022: from Marina Grande, to the ancient village of Terra Murata; from the colourful Marina Corricella where you will feel like you are in a painting, to the lively Marina Chiaiolella.
You will be captivated by the evocative island architecture in villages that seem to stand still in time, you will taste delicious local products, you will see the places used as a set for “Il Postino” by Massimo Troisi and you will take beautiful photographs from the most stunning and panoramic points.
Before leaving Procida you cannot miss stopping off in a typical restaurant to taste the local cuisine; a tasty harmony of sea and land.
Ischia from the sea
Relax, bring a swimsuit and a camera and start enjoying every moment while you are gently cradled by the waves, during the tour of the island by boat.
You will admire from the unique perspective of the sea, natural beauties such as bays, caves, coves and natural sculptures together with the flora and marine fauna; You will dive into the blue ischitano sea from beautiful beaches and bays such as the Maronti, Citara and San Montano; and you will be amazed while sailing next to the majestic Aragonese Castle.
At the end of the trip you will also have the chance to visit the picturesque village of Sant’Angelo, a very chic and colourful place where you can go shopping or admire the panorama while sipping a good coffee.
You have a free day to recharge your batteries, focus on relaxation and the activities you prefer.
For a very suggestive experience you could choose to wear comfortable shoes and set off to discover the primordial face of the island: Mount Epomeo.
On foot or on horseback, you can reach the summit of the mountain that dominates Ischia through paths and lush forests, while admiring some of the most beautiful views of the island, including the viewpoint from Serrara Fontana.
Then it will be time to recharge your batteries, from Serrara Fontana you can decide to taste one of the typical dishes of local gastronomy as well as Slow Food Presidium: Ischitana rabbit.
Alternatively, you could opt for a relaxing walk among climbing roses, passion flowers, daffodils, magnolias and Ginkgo Biloba trees, Palms, Yucca and Agavi, up to the most precious plant of all the Amazonian Victoria, inside La Mortella Gardens; a corner of paradise on the promontory of Zaro in Forio d ‘Ischia.
Goodbye until the next experience
Treat yourself to a few more hours of Ischia relaxation, alternating walks in search of some beautiful souvenirs to take back with you, to a tasty stop off to devour a yummy ice cream or a delicious espresso coffee.
Your experience ends today, but the memory of the fantastic moments lived among the “Gems of the Gulf of Naples” will live on with you forever!
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Ischia, Capri and Procida:
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