Ischia Island, Italy

Ischia is a small volcanic island, located in the west of Italy near Naples . Its shores are washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ischia Island in Italy, along with the islands of Capri and Procida - the largest in the Gulf of Naples. There are three volcanoes on Ischia: Epomeo, Trabatti and Monte-Wezzi. However, the last eruption on the island was recorded in 1301. The largest of these three volcanoes, Epomeo, sometimes throws sulfur into the air. As, for example, in 1995 and 2001. Also, tourists who have chosen a holiday on the island of Ischia, can witness a rare natural phenomenon - the release of steam under high pressure. More details on what to do and what to see in Ischia, we will tell in this article.

Thermal Parks

With its thermal waters, the island owes its origin to volcanic origin. Even the ancient Romans were engaged in the improvement of the body with the help of these waters. Therefore, thermal springs can be called the main attraction of Ischia. The composition of the healing waters is amazing, they are saturated with various mineral salts, phosphates, sulfates, bromine, iron and aluminum. Thermal springs in Ischia are an effective tool in the fight against many skin diseases, neuroses, arthritis, rheumatism and even infertility. The most famous of all sources is Nitrodi. It is located near the town of Barano.

However, no matter what the thermal parks of the island of Ischia could be, one should not forget about contraindications. So, for example, it is necessary to limit the visit of sources to 10 minutes not more than three times a day. And this type of treatment is absolutely contraindicated for people with cardiovascular diseases.

Thermal complex "Gardens of Poseidon"

The largest thermal complex in Ischia is the "Poseidon Gardens". It is located on the coast in a natural bay. On its territory there are 18 thermal pools with different temperatures of water, as well as a large swimming pool with sea water. For the children in the "Gardens of Poseidon" there are two shallow pools with ordinary water. Rest on Ischia is primarily a wellness procedure. Mineral rich water in the park contributes to the improvement of metabolism in the body and helps in the fight against diseases of the musculoskeletal system and respiratory organs.

Aragonese Castle

The majestic Aragonese Castle on Ischia is right in the sea on a small rocky cliff and connects with the island by a bridge. The first building dates back to ancient times, but during the Middle Ages the castle was rebuilt. The building occupies almost the entire area of ​​a small islet - 543 sq. Km. The height of the building is 115 m. The castle is rightfully considered the main symbol of the island of Ischia.


The length of the coast of the island is 33 km, and almost the entire coastline is strewn with numerous beaches. Beaches of Ischia are diverse and picturesque. And lovers lie on the warm sand and fans of windsurfing will find their corner of the island, which will appeal to you.

The largest on the island of Ischia is Maronti beach. It is located near the town of Barano and its length along the coastline of the island is about 3 km. Picturesque rocks with gorges and caves and the purest sea water attract a lot of tourists to this beach. Several bars and cafes along the beach will allow guests to have a snack, without departing from the sea.

The best period for a beach pastime is summer. In July and August is the hottest weather, which attracts many tourists. In autumn the island begins the velvet season. But in winter, the temperature in Ischia, although relatively warm (9-13 ° C), but for beach rest is clearly inadequate.