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Island of Ischia
Island of IschiaBy car, 15 km, 1 day
Ischia is undoubtedly less world-famous than its neighbour, Capri... This is unfortunate because the island, famous for its vegetation, landscapes, light and thermal waters, is full of charm, which is enhanced by fewer crowds and is overlooked by its Aragonese Castle. It has small, charming ports (like Sant' Angelo), villages unspoilt by tourism, or fine beaches, which justify that you should join the many Neapolitans who embark for the Green Island in Summer.Customise this route and add it to My travel book
You enter this fortress by a dyke then a lift which travels inside the rock. On top you will find a proper town centre with the castle, churches, monastery and gardens. It is a magical place that you should savour strolling around its residential streets intersected by stairways, catching glimpses of the sea every now and then, stopping at the terrraced-café, which is a fabulous place dominating the scene where you can easily while away the hours.
The residents of Fontana have learnt a good trick. They hold their donkeys by the reins as they wait for the bus. The donkeys can easily take you to the top of Mount Epomeo (but rest assured you can also climb up the path on foot), with its narrow tufa peak reaching a height of 788. From there the panorama over the island and the gulf of Naples is magnificent.
The belvedere commands a breathtaking view of the site of Sant'Angelo, the beach and the peninsula.