The island of thermal spas with the biggest beaches in the whole Gulf of Naples.
What is there to do in Ischia?
Ischia, Capri and Procida are three islands in the Neapolitan archipelago which are close to the city and easy to get to from Hotel Magri’s. These three islands each have a charm of their own and their own distinct personality; they are full of fascinating places, packed with history and culture, and surrounded by breathtakingly-beautiful natural landscapes. Of volcanic origin, Ischia is the largest island in the gulf of Naples, universally recognised for its huge beaches and thermal spas.
Getting to Ischia
It is really easy to reach Ischia from Hotel Magri’s because it is only 15 minutes away by car or taxi from the Beverello Pier where ferries and hydrofoils leave for the islands on a daily basis.
The thermal spas
You must fit in a visit to the Bay of Sorgeto during your day trip or holiday to Ischia. Nothing compares to the feeling of relaxation in a thermal spa whose waters run straight into the sea. Experience a blissful sensation of well-being and try one of the thermal spas in Ischia. Well worth a visit are the Poseidon Thermal Gardens with 20 thermal pools, a private beach, sauna and “Kneipp” therapy itineraries.
One of the most beautiful and best-known beaches on the island is Citara beach. Not only does it boast lush Mediterranean flora, including balsamic herbs and tropical and subtropical vegetation, but it has golden sands lapped by turquoise waters and numerous bathing establishments well-suited to families with small children. Stretching along the coast for 3 km, the Bay of San Montano has the longest shoreline on the island and is covered in fine sand lapped by shallow waters with a wading depth for 40 metres. Not to mention the well-organised bathing establishments and fumaroles with thermal waters gushing out from openings in the rocky ridges. On the other hand, the Cava beach has a wilder feel to it despite its white sands. It is the only non-paying shore on the whole island and popular with youngsters. It can be reached via a series of steps.
The top of Mount Epomeo affords sweeping views over the whole of Ischia and the Bay of Naples.
You will be able to enjoy the delights of fine Neapolitan cuisine all over the island of Ischia. Some of the local specialities from Ischia to be either tasted on the island or taken back home are the famous wines made from island-grown grapes (Ischia Bianco DOC, Ischia Rosso DOC, Biancolella Ischia and Forastera), cooked wine and Rucolino, a liqueur made from rocket.