Ischia is a volcanic island in the Bay of Naples, effortlessly inspiring wanderlust. Scattered with picturesque spa towns and adorned with gardens, vineyards, and forests, its postcard-perfect setting provides a serene backdrop for rejuvenation. Its mineral-infused thermal waters are a major lure for R&R seekers, and you can enjoy them in natural settings like Maronti Beach, where they bubble up from rock pools.

    There's plenty else to do here too: you can visit submerged Roman ruins at Cartaromana Beach, explore the handsome Aragonese Castle which sits atop a cliff, hunt for ceramics at gently bustling handicraft markets, or dine on sumptuous local seafood.

    Where & what to eat in Ischia

    • 10 spots for discovering Ischian cuisine

      On Ischia, Neapolitan brilliance has resulted in multifaceted, original cuisine. In centuries past, there were more Ischian farmers than fishermen since farming was a more secure profession. So it should be no surprise that the typical dish is rabbit, prepared in a terracotta pot with local ingredients such as tomatoes, spices and chilli pepper. The rabbits are bred in pits...

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