What to do and see in Ischia, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

January 4, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Serving as the main port town for the island of the same name, the town of Ischia has been inhabited for centuries, famous for its beaches and the healing waters of its spas. The town is divided in two: Ischia Porto is the harbor district and commercial center of the island, filled with brightly lit taverns and bars, and Ischia Ponte, the historic quarter, with its ancient castle and its stone streets seemingly frozen in time.
Restaurants in Ischia

1. Castello Aragonese

80077, Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 081 992834
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Castello Aragonese

Reviewed By Sonia T

We enjoyed the history, conservation and restoration of this monument. The views were fantastic.

A freshly squeezed orange juice was made that was much appreciated.
Gift shop was stocked with lovely items made by local craftsmen.
Torture chamber items were shocking and a reminder of our not too distant brutal past.
Profits are used to fund ongoing restorations.

2. Parco Termale Castiglione

Via Castiglione, 62, 80074 Casamicciola Terme, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 081 982551
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 658 reviews

Parco Termale Castiglione

Reviewed By evelynjd - new jersey

Traveled late Sept 2015, perfect weather 80s, walked from hotel to bus terminal by the port, bus crowded with rowdy students, you must know exactly where to get off so ask ask ask, 1 euro one way, a bit disappointed too big and a lot of going up/down you have to really watch your steps, was not that hot thermal water, was not relaxed. Went for one afternoon and did not return. Booked a little costly hotel because of access to Castiglione for free. Stayed 3 nights at a hotel who had a better spa/thermal place inside the hotel.

3. Terme di Ischia

Via delle Terme 15, 80077 Ischia Porto, Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 081 333 4526
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

Terme di Ischia

Reviewed By homosapienserectus - Idar-Oberstein, Germany

I had (6) all-body-fango and -massages,plus Ozon.Staff is very helpful and service-minded,in particular Isidoro & Beppo/Fango, Cristina and Peppino performing extraordinary great massages I felt very relaxed after these treatments!

4. Giardini La Mortella

Via Francesco Calise 39, 80075 Forio, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 081 986220
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Giardini La Mortella

La Mortella is the wonderful mediterranean and tropical garden developed by Susana Walton, the argentinian wife of the British composer Sir William Walton. It is located in Forio (Ischia) and can be visited on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm, from April through late October. Guided visits in the winter months - booking by telephone required.

Reviewed By christine t - Angmering, United Kingdom

Do not miss visiting this fabulous garden!!! Oh my goodness..even if you are not a plant person, this garden will excite you! It is packed full of the most amazing collection of beautiful plants, little intriguing pathways, Fountains, interesting fun sculptural pieces and all on a hillside, so plenty of steps and twisty turny pathways and every step demands you look at another amazing leaf shape, or colourful flower or shadow cast by overlapping shapes....a photographers paradise!! And then, there is a tea room, offering Fortnum and Mason tea!!! At very reasonable prices!! Do go into the music room..we were treated to a practice recital, piano and violin and it was a few moments of reflective calm! Such an amazing garden....wonderful!

5. Platypus Tour

Via Pendio del Gelso 10, 80070 Barano d'Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Excellent
95%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 66 reviews

Platypus Tour

Dynamic team of skilled youth in different disciplines who have combined their skills and professionalisms to enrich your stay information and knowledge.

Reviewed By 1--Shawna--1 - Sydney, Australia

This is the best way to see Ischia! The team at Platypus Tours are all amazing and passionate people with so much knowledge about the island. You can tell that they really care about Ischia, and you will finish the tour enriched, with a better appreciation for nature and culture.

6. Negombo Giardini Termali

Baia di S. Montano, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 081 986152
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Negombo Giardini Termali

Reviewed By MG31England - Essex, United Kingdom

Our first visit to Thermal Baths - absolutely loved it, the setting is beautiful, the facilities (restaurants, cafes, toilets, changing rooms, lockers etc) are good and the pools excellent in both quality and variety. It was easy to hire (or buy) a towel. I would take some flip flops or similar shoes with me next time.

7. Maronti Beach

Spiaggia dei maronti, Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Excellent
41%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Maronti Beach

Beach of maronti the magic place of ischia.two kilometres of the sand.spring water,diving & swimming .welcome to paradise.

Reviewed By LondonGaladriel - London

We spent a lovely day at Maronti. This is a big beach. Most of it is taken up by paid areas, but there is a decent-sized free bit and we had a fantastic swim. We also had a decent, good-value lunch there. We got the boat to Sant'Angelo, which was also a lovely experience, especially coming back at night.

8. Aenaria Beauty Center

Via Morgioni 11, 80077 Ischia Porto, Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 081 983108
Excellent
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5 based on 26 reviews

Aenaria Beauty Center

Aenaria Beauty Center is strategically positioned in the municipality of Ischia. The Center has all the aesthetic and beauty experience needed, along with professionalism and high quality service, Natural water-based and thermal mud-based products are used, all from the island of Ischia. The Aenaria Beauty Center is also equipped with a solarium. In addition we also carry out the following treatments: Tired and swollen legs, Semi-permanent nail and eyelash application, Semi-permanent color make-up, Personalized wedding make-up, Final electro coagulation for hair, Finnisch sauna, Products Ischia Thermae All treatments are inclusive of products and creams that you use.

Reviewed By mrbobke - Berlin, Germany

Both my girlfriend and I visited this little 'spa' on a residential street not far from the main road through town. I had a back injury, and got a massage. My girlfriend got a manicure, and went back again for a massage. Both experiences were great. The massages were professional, and I noticed a definite improvement after visiting. The husband and wife team are super friendly, and the husband speaks some English. Highly recommended as an alternative to the 'clinical' services available in most of the hotels.

9. Nitrodi Hot Springs

Via Pendio Nitrodi, 80070 Barano d'Ischia, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 081 990528
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 438 reviews

Nitrodi Hot Springs

The Park of the Spring of Nitrodi offers a hydro-aromatherapy trail which thanks to the direct contact with aromatic and officinal plants boosts the effects of the water. After having drunk the water and taken a shower, visitors can go for a walk in the Park and stop in the specially organised hydro-aromatherapy areas.

Reviewed By Lori G - Monroe, New York, United States

The most amazing place ever! It was totally relaxing, and I physically felt the effects of the healing waters. I highly recommend! I also highly recommend the Cantina restaurant at the entrance of the Fonte delle Ninfe. The small family owned restaurant has some of the best food I had during my entire stay in Italy!
http://www.fonteninfenitrodi.com/en/

10. Casa Museo

ex S.S. 270 tra Buonopane e Fontana, 80070, Serrara Fontana, Isola d'Ischia, Italy +39 349 719 8879
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Casa Museo

A place rich in history,surprise and great works done by hand-designed for lovers of ancient traditions full of items consumed by the hands of our ancestors.Un luogo ricco di storia,di sorprese e di grandi opere realizzate a mano,pensato per gli appassionati di tradizioni antiche,oggetti consumati dalle mani dei nostri antenati.

Reviewed By CSHH - Edinburgh

We loved Casa Museo! This house is decorated by pebble and shell mosaic with sculptures and interesting objects everywhere. The owner was very welcoming- he spoke very little English and our Italian is rather limited but I think I almost persuaded him to come to Scotland to decorate my house!
Entry is free but you are expected leave a donation. We travelled there by bus via Fontana- it is a bit of a walk beyond the village on a road with no pavement so a bit hair raising but quite easy to find. There is a car park if you travel by car or scooter.

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