cosa vedere a ischia in 3 giorni

What to see at ischia in 3 days

A short guide about what to see in Ischia in three days.

On the first day, you can see the town of Ischia, the largest and most important town on the island, which includes an ancient part (Ischia Ponte) and a modern part (Ischia Porto). The current Ischia Porto was developed in the 18th century and the port was created by a small lake that Ferdinand II, in 1854, had opened towards the sea with a canal.

You can reach Ischia Ponte by walking along the Corso, about 2 km long, and composed of Via Roma and Corso Vittoria Colonna, the two main streets of the island’s promenade.
Along Corso Vittoria Colonna are the church of S.Maria delle Grazie, with an elliptical plan and beautiful majolica roofing, the small church of San Girolamo, on the small piazza of the same name and, now towards Ischia Ponte, the church of San Antonio, rebuilt in the 18th century, which houses the remains of S.Giovan Giuseppe della Croce (patron saint of Ischia with S. Restituta). Next, in Via Luigi Mazzella, there are the Church of the Spirito Santo and the Cathedral of the Assunta. Near the Cathedral, in the Palazzo dell’Orologio, there is the Museo del Mare, dedicated to the history of shipping and fishing.
On this route, about 2 km long as mentioned, if you cut through the numerous cross streets, you will reach the Lido beach, from which there is a view of the island of Procida, the island of Vivara and Capo Miseno, and the ‘fishermen’s’ beach characterised by black stones.
At the end of the town you will find the Aragonese Castle, built as a Byzantine military defence in the 5th century. From the various terraces of the castle, one can admire splendid views of Ischia and the gulf.

On the second day, you can spend a whole day dedicated to physical well-being; Ischia is rich in thermal waters that are very healthy for our psycho-physical balance. There are several thermal parks on the island: the Poseidon in Forio, the Negombo in Lacco Ameno or the Castiglione in Casamicciola Terme. Within these thermal parks there are private beaches by the sea, swimming pools with thermal water at different temperatures, and wellness centres.

On the third and last day, we recommend renting a scooter and exploring the island in an original and practical way. In this way, all the main tourist points can be reached. Going circumnavigating the island anticlockwise, so from Ischia Porto going left looking at the sea, you can see:

  • the Mushroom, symbol of Lacco Ameno; a rock so called because of its singular shape, a short distance from the shore;
  • the Archaeological Museum of Pithecusae, bearing documents to the early stages of Greek colonisation in the West, located in the Villa Arbusto park;
  • the Angelo Rizzoli Museum, dedicated to the figure of the great entrepreneur, publisher and patron who constantly lived on the island, located in the park of Villa Arbusto;
  • the bay of San Montano, one of the most beautiful and suggestive bay on the island, where every year, on 16 and 17 May, locals and foreigners participate in the recreation of the landing of S. Restituta;;
  • the ‘Santuario del Soccorso‘, , whose square looks out over the sea and from which there is a breathtaking view;
  • the ‘La Mortella‘ gardens on the hill of Zaro;
  • the Colombaia, a villa that belonged to Luchino Visconti (buried in the garden), which hosts a museum dedicated to the figure of the great director and a cinema and theatre school, and is the location of important events and shows;
  • seafront of Forio, the Citara square;
  • panorama of Sant’Angelo from Serrara.