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Capri: Boat Tour incl. Blue Grotto
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Departure from Sorrento

Free time to explore Capri
Blue Grotto visit
Small-group tour

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(797 Reviews)
Capri boat tour from Rome by high-speed train
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Departure from Rome

Departing from and returning to Rome via high speed train
Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people
All the highlights of Capri in a single day

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 259 per guest

Duration 12 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Sorrento coast and Capri boat Tour - Bestseller
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Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Boat tour for small groups
Sorrento Coast and Capri from the sea
Drinks, snacks, limoncello

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

€ 18 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

A private boat at sunset
A romantic Prosecco toast on board
Drop anchor near the Li Galli Islets

Mary Milano Aprea and other options...

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Sail the coastline between Positano and Amalfi
Complete independence
Small gozzo boat or rubber dinghy

Rubber Dinghy 5.70 m and other options...

From € 280 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples

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From € 525 € 550

Duration 1 hour

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
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Departure from Capri

Open ticket: choose your tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

A private 4 or 7-hour tour of Capri
A large gozzo boat with an expert skipper
Set sail from Positano, Amalfi or Praiano

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 750 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)
Semi-private tour of Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Authorized guides!
Lunch included
Pick-up and drop off in Naples

Bus Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius from Naples

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco, Piano di Sorrento, Vico Equense

Pick-up locations in Sorrento, Naples, etc.
Visit Capri on land and by sea
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Positano and Amalfi: Boat Tour from Sorrento
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Departure from Sorrento

Visit Amalfi and Positano
Set sail from Sorrento
Water and beverages on board

Amalfi Coast Boat

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(797 Reviews)

Ischia Insider: Your Complete Guide

Long stretches of sandy beach, vibrant green hills, natural hot springs, luxury spas, and excellent cuisine that blends seafood classics with inland specialties: Ischia is an ideal Italian destination for those who want a carefree beach holiday where relaxation and wellness are the order of the day.

Ischia is known as “The Green Island” for its lush countryside of Mediterranean flora that covers much of its area.

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Where is Ischia?

Ischia is an island off the coast of southern Italy in the Bay of Naples, and is part of the Campania region that also includes Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Set about 40 minutes off the coast of Naples by ferry and just a few kilometers from the tiny islet of Procida, Ischia is the third most populated island in Italy and is connected to the mainland by ferry all year round. You can catch a hydrofoil to the island from Molo Beverello in Naples or a regular ferry from Calata di Massa in Naples and the town of Pozzuoli. Ferris also run to the island from Sorrento, Capri, Positano, and Amalfi in the summer.

Where should I stay on Ischia?

The island of Ischia is home to six towns: Ischia (divided into Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte), Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno, Forio, Sant'Angelo, Serrara Fontana, and Barano. The most lively are Ischia Porto, Casamicciola Terme, and Forio with its Bay of Citara and the beaches of Maronti. Those looking for a more laid-back atmosphere can opt to stay on the slopes of Mount Epomeo (Monte Epomeo) between Barano and Serrara Fontana. Sant'Angelo is ideal for a couple who want to holiday in a romantic fishing village atmosphere. There is a wide range of restaurants in all the towns on the island, most of which feature fresh fish and seafood or traditional island dishes like the famed “coniglio all'ischitana” (Ischian rabbit).

Best Place to Stay on Ischia Island

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What to See and Do in One Day on Ischia
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Which are the best thermal springs and beaches?

Ischia is a volcanic island, rich in hot springs with sulfuric thermal waters gurgling up at different points across the island that have been popular since Roman times. The largest thermal spas are Poseidon, Negombo, and Castiglione. You have to purchase a ticket to enter these thermal parks and access about 30 different natural thermal baths at various temperatures. Free public hot springs are located in the Baia di Sorgeto, where you can also swim in sea water that has been warmed by hot springs that bubble up from the sea floor, and in Cartaromana. The most beautiful beaches on the island are Maronti Beach and the Bay of San Montano.

The Best Beaches on Ischia

What should I see on Ischia?

In addition to beautiful hot springs and beaches, the island of Ischia is home to a number of historic and cultural gems like the imposing Castello Aragonese, which dates from the Middle Ages. The small Pithecusae Archaeological Museum in Villa Arbusto, holds Nestor’s Cup (Coppa di Nestore), one of the oldest surviving examples of the Greek alphabet unearthed until today. You can also visit the beautiful Giardini La Mortella, the Torrione di Forio, and the Chiesa del Soccorso.

When is the best season to visit Ischia?

Tourist season on Ischia begins around Easter and lasts until October. The best time of year to visit Ischia is in spring and September. The busiest months are July and August, when it's warm enough to really appreciate the island's many beaches, but it can also be very crowded.
Most hotels and hot spring spas are closed between November and March, though Ischia does remain somewhat active all year long and the public hot spring spas remain open, unlike other islands in the Bay of Naples.

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Public Hot Springs on Ischia
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Ischia or Capri? Our Expert Advice to Help You Choose
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Three itineraries to visit Ischia in one day

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Taking the waters in a tropical garden

What's your dream hotel?

Choose among our selected and reviewed accommodations on the island, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

L'Albergo della Regina Isabella
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5 stars luxury - Lacco Ameno - Ischia

Luxury, glamour & spa on Ischia

  1. Thermal wellness: the best of Ischia's spa tradition
  2. Lifestyle Regina Isabella: your tailor-made vacation
  3. Gourmet, Neapolitan and island cuisine - with a view of the sea
(517 Reviews)

5 stars - Ischia

Destination spa? Destination Ischia!

  1. The world class spa facilities
  2. The mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine
  3. The crystal clear sea washing the Bay of San Montano
(491 Reviews)

3 stars - Ischia

Nights to remember, inside Ischia's Aragon Castle!

  1. Sleep in a monk's cell, inside Ischia's Aragon Castle
  2. The delicious Southern Italian and island cuisine
  3. The view of the sea and Ischia Ponte from the terrace
(366 Reviews)
Villa Capricorno
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Luxury Villas - Ischia

Ischia luxury at Villa Capricorno

  1. Your private thermal infinity pool
  2. Direct access to the picturesque Spiaggia degli Inglesi beach
  3. Starlit dinners with sweeping views over the Mediterranean

5 stars - Ischia

Bay & Castle

  1. The fantastic seaside location, opposite the Aragon Castle
  2. Spa treatments using Ischia's thermal water and volcanic mud
  3. The private beach in the beautiful bay of Punta Molino
(485 Reviews)
Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa
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5 stars - Casamicciola Terme - Ischia

Limitless luxury at the foot of Mount Epomeo

  1. The ultimate in Mediterranean luxury on the island of Ischia
  2. The world-class spa built on the site of the Gurgitiello spring
  3. Food and and wine with wow! factor
(840 Reviews)

Top sights

Ischia Porto
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The beating heart of Ischia

Forio (Ischia)
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The largest town on the island

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At the foot of the Castello Aragonese

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From the mountains to the sea

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Where thermal waters reign

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The smallest town on Ischia