Visiting Ischia: halfway between a thermal spa and a paradise on earth – a stone’s throw from Naples
Capri, Ischia and Procida are three islands belonging to the Campanian archipelago that you will be able to visit easily during your holiday at Hotel Tiempo. Each island has its own particular vibe and will enchant not only with lovely landscapes, but also cultural historical places of interest. There is no end of interesting spots to visit.
A volcanic island, Ischia is the largest island in the gulf of Naples and is famous for its beaches and thermal spas.
Getting to Ischia
It is really easy to reach the island of Ischia from Hotel Tiempo. It will take you 15 minutes by car or taxi to get to the Beverello Pier in the Port of Naples and from there you can catch one of the ferries or hydrofoils that leave for the islands each day.
Here you will be able to visit the Aragonese Castle which affords spectacular views of the sea, and when you climb to the top of Mount Epomeo, you will be stunned by the extraordinary panorama of the whole island and the Gulf of Naples.
The thermal baths
Ischia is also a place where you can unwind and treat yourself to some luxurious downtime thanks to the thermal springs that run directly into the sea at the Bay of Sorgeto; alternatively, you could relax at the thermal spa in the Poseidon Gardens which boasts 20 thermal pools, a private beach, sauna and the “Kneipp” therapy itineraries.
In Ischia you will be able to swim and sunbathe on the famous golden beach of Citara, or perhaps opt for the quieter Bay of San Montano with its crystal-clear waters, or alternatively the shadier English beach, one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on the island.
Food and cuisine
You will be able to enjoy the delights of fine Neapolitan cuisine all over the island of Ischia too. Some of the local specialities from Ischia to be either tasted on the island or taken back home are the wines made from the grapes grown on the Island (Ischia Bianco Doc, Ischia Rosso Doc, Biancolella Ischia and Forastera), cooked wine which is still made according to an old traditional recipe and Rucolino, a liqueur made from rocket.