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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2016
How Long to spend in each place  (3 Answers)

I will be travelling solo arriving in Catania on Saturday August 27th and departing from Naples Sunday September 4th.
I am looking to explore islands that have great hiking, great views, and solitude.
Currently, I am planning to spend 2 nights on Vulcano then a night in Salina Island, then take the ferry to Naples to catch the ferry to Ischia for 3 nights, then take the ferry to Ponza Friday morning and stay friday night and saturday night then take the ferry direct to naples for departure.

Is this too much travel?
Am I best to;

A)spend 2 more nights in Aeolian Islands and only two nights on ischia? (en route to ponza)

B) Skip Ponza, and just spend 4 nights in Aeolian and 4 nights on Ischia?

As a solo traveler in Ischia whose goal is hiking, nature, beaches, would it be best to stay right in town near Port or is there a quiet town suggested with good access to the mountains and forests?

So many options!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2016

Travelling to Ischia end of May. I would like to do some excursions to the surrounding areas (Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, etc.) Are there tour operators at the port who offer such excursions that you don`t have to book ahead of time? I have looked at Ischia Review but I'm not sure if I want to tie myself down to a schedule before I go. Has anyone used Ischia Review? Has anyone done any of he winery tours in Ischia? or their cooking classes?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2016
Transfer Service?  (10 Answers)

Travelling to Ischia from Toronto at the end of May. I will go going solo. Debating on whether to book a transfer service (though it's hard to find someone who will take a solo passenger) or just do it myself. Is it relatively simple to find the bus/hydrofoil to the island and then bus to my hotel in Ischia (Hotel Gemma)? Is it likely to be crowded at this time of year? (May 20th - May 29th)

Any advice would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2015
Forio or Lacco Ameno  (1 Answer)

I plan to spend 7 days on lovely Ischia in September. Traveling there with my mum of 60 years. There is a choice of booking similar hotels in either Forio or Lacco Ameno. We will not be driving, only taxi and public transport. Which location would be better please?
Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2015
sorrento to ischia  (2 Answers)

how do I get to ischia from Sorrento in late october

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2015
Ferry from Sorrento to Ischia?  (1 Answer)

I am staying in Positano for 3 nights from the 20th to 23rd May, I then need to get to Ischia and was wondering what is the bet way to get there. Is there ferries running from sorrento on 23rd May?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 01, 2015
Hiking in Ischia

Anyone done any hiking in Ischia? Can you please share your experience? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2015
Searching for a specifik hotel in Ischia!! Please help me!  (4 Answers)

I'm searching for a hotel in the Ischia and I would really appreciate if you could help me find it.

It's a 4 star hotel/resort when it's full there can be around 400-500 guests at least.

The hotel is u-shaped and has bungalows in front of the main building, on the other side of a parking space,

I think it's quite a big complex, when guests are going to stay in one of the bungalows one of the staff will take you to your room in something similar to a golf car.

It has 5 floors

It has a spa with emotional showers and jacuzzi baths/thermal baths,

The hotel has two restaurants for the customers and two bars, one pool bar and one bar inside.

The hotel is open right now but it is closing this week for 3,5 weeks for maintenance.

Outisde of the hotel, very close, there is another restaurant that is not with the hotel but many hotel guests go there, it's like a disco bar restaurant/pizzera where people can both eat, drink and dance.

The hotel has bed and breakfast, half board and full board.

When guests arrive late in the evening and they have booked HB or FB, they get a cold dinner plate served for them.

The hotel has glass doors in the entrance and the floor is blue and beige tiles, the reception desk is white,

The reception area/lobby have a beautiful ceiling and arched roof between the rooms.

It's a family run hotel and the owners are old over 60 or 70 years old and they still work there.

It has 24 hours reception service.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2014
Hydrofoil Route  (5 Answers)

What is the route that Alicost hydrofoil takes leaving from Positano and going to Forio in Uschia? Is it non-stop or does it stop at numerous ports along the way where we would need to transfer?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2013
Travel with small Children  (1 Answer)

We want to stay 10 days in Ischia with 3 children (1, 4 and 8 years)
Is the island also nice for familys? We love small towns and nice beaches. (no big attractions needed) We stayed also once in Skopelos. Maybe this is similair?
Second options is 10 days near Sorrento. But i am afraid its too bussy in juli? We want to see ravello, Postiano and Capri by car.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2013
Cinemas on Ischia  (4 Answers)

Hi, can anyone give me information on cinemas on Ischia, staying in July. Are there any open air cinemas ?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2013
Return ferry from Sorrento to Ischia  (5 Answers)

Please can you tell me the ferry times and prices Sorrento/Ischia/Sorrento. We want to do a day trip to Ischia from Sorrento during the week commencing 24 June 2013

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2011
How long should I spend in Ischia?

Hi, I'm visiting Sorrento and want to spend some time in Ischia, but not sure how long to spend there.

I know it's much bigger than Capri which I believe can be seen in a day or so, so I'm not sure how long I would need. I have a friend who visited Ischia just for a day and said that they only had time to see the port town and so didn't do justice to the island.

What towns/villages should I definitely visit, which should I not bother with (using public transport)?

How many nights should I stay? 1 night, 2 nights?

Where is the best place to be based? we want somewhere that is fairly busy at night, ie, lots of restaurants etc rather than somewhere that is more remote and quiet.

Hope someone can maybe help with this.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2011
Visit the "Costiera Amalfitana" from Ischia Island.  (9 Answers)

Is it easy to go to various places; see Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento from this island by boat?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2009
which bus can I take from ischia porto harbour  (1 Answer)

I will be going to riva del sole hotel at via giovanni mazelle35,forio from the ferry and woulk like to know which bus I could take.
thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2009
Ischia Beach and Transportation  (1 Answer)

My fiance and I will be taking a cruise through the Mediterrean as part of honeymoon this October.

Two questions:
1. What is the best beach for laying out/swimming and enjoying the thermal springs?
2. If we're traveling from the main port on Ischia would renting a moped or taking a water taxi be a viable option for transportation to the beach/springs?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2009
Has anyone been to Ischia before? (Places to go to and so on)  (5 Answers)

What are the places you would suggest going to on Ischia island, we're going there in early September and we wanna write down a few places to go to, if you have been to Ischia and know some beautiful places, please suggest them...
And I mean places to go to not Hotels or places to stay in...
like "beautiful cliffs, seaside places" and so on...
We want to see the nature in there, and maybe the castles, churches ...
and maybe some really cool museums ( in that case the adresses and the exact names of these museums)

Katherine (Estonia)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2008
Info.  (1 Answer)

I saw there aren't many pages on Ischia here on VT. Could you give recommend what not to miss on this island. I am open to all suggestions; museums, gardens, cafes, shops...

I'm going there from 29 december to 1 january 2008.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2008
questions about Ischia in January  (1 Answer)

We want to visit Ischia for the first time this winter January 2-6 with our 19 year old daughter. Should we take our rental car over from Naples on the boat, or should we get one on the island instead?
We know it will be quiet since it is cold, but we love thermal hot springs and it is the only time we can go. The side by Forio looks very nice so are considering Royal Palm Hotel or something in that area since we will have a car to go into porto Ischia if we get bored. Or should we stay in town so our daughter has more to do? Any other recommendations welcomed! Our favorite hot springs so far are in Oregon and California, USA.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2008
Transportation from Napoli to Ischia.  (5 Answers)

A collegue of mine will have to go to Ischia at the end of may. I'd like to know how can she do that from Napoli airport. Thanks in advance for your info.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2008
Hotels in Ischia  (1 Answer)

Hello - Can someone recommend a hotel about200 euros/night (during first 2 weeks of June) that would have a nice thermal pool and nice clean rooms? Also we would love a terrace overlooking the sea.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2008

Also, what is the temp in March?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2008
Hotel Name

Hi, I'm staying in Ischia (lived in Naples 4 yrs) and I use to stay at a hotel that had 2 pools outside 1) thermal and a wall u crossed to reach the cool pool. It had beautiful gardens surrounding the pools. I've searched the net for hours trying to find it. Any ideas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2007
hotels  (1 Answer)

has anyone stayed at lord byron in forio?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2007
Best Way to Forio  (1 Answer)

I'd like to take a morning boat directly to Forio - it seems I need to take one from Molo Beverello at 10:25 AM? I'm not sure if it's a hydrofoil or a
ferry, but it seems better to go directly to Forio than to Ischia Port. I've been told it's better to stay near Mergellina port than Beverello, but I don't think there's a good schedule to Forio from there.

Does anybody have any hotel or ferry suggestions to share? I leave for Europe in one week!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2007
Holidaying alone in Ischia  (5 Answers)

Hi guys,

I'm Carole, 36, and I'm thinking of booking a week in Ischia in July/August 07 in order to relax after attending a wedding in Madrid, Spain and after sightseeing around Italy.
I'll be going alone to Ischia. Never been to Italy before and I don't speak Italian. Well, I'm half Spanish/half French so I'm not too bothered about the language bareer (Italian is pretty similar to Spanish & French) but is there any risk of being hassled there as I'll be out and about on my own?
Thanks for advising


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2006
Which side of Ischia to stay? Differences?  (3 Answers)

Is one side of Ischia better to stay in? Does one have more nightlife, ie...clubs & discos? Planning on going this June.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2005
quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to Ischia + what to visit?  (2 Answers)

What is the quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to the isle of Ischia and what are the best places to visit for a 1 day trip - that's not too expensive. Cheers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2004
Hyrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia  (1 Answer)

Can anyone who's taken the hydrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia? How to get ticket or reservation? In advance or at time of travel? Cost? Schedule? Arrival port on Ischia? Thanks very much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 10, 2003
Internet Access  (1 Answer)

I will be traveling to Ischia, Italy and am looking for public internet access. I haven't been able to get any information. Please help. Thanks! karolyn

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