02 April 2010
Posted in PLACES YOU MUST SEE
Rising like an emerald of lush Mediterranean vegetation in the midst of the glittering blue of the sea, Ischia is a truly picturesque and romantic setting for an unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or anniversary trip. Rising out of the Gulf of Naples, Ischia is close to the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts and to Capri, and shares their legendary beauty.
Lovely beaches, fishing villages and friendly people contribute to the charm of this Southern Italian island, and there is plenty to see and do for loved up couples. Visitors arrive at Ischia Porto, the main town of the island, and are greeted by the delicious fragrance drifting from the numerous lemon groves in the surrounding area and the lemon trees dotted through the town itself. Couples can relax on the superb sandy beaches or explore the boutiques before sitting and enjoying a drink in one of the chic bars or cafés.
From Ischia Porto, you just need to walk along the beach to find yourself in the smaller, quieter Ischia Ponte. Aside from the chalk white houses contrasting with the jagged cliffs, dark green vegetation and vivid blue sea, visitors can also tour Castello Aragonese, Ischia’s most famous building, and the surrounding historic constructions set on a rock just off the coast of the town.
For some relaxation and pampering couples can choose between the spa towns of Casamicciola Terme, Lacco Ameno and Forio where you can enjoy the beaches, museums and pretty historic centre and try out the island’s world famous thermal baths and spa treatments. On the other side of the island another spa town and fishing village, Sant’Angelo, lies, and here you can taste delicious Ischia specialities while watching the boats in the harbour before enjoying the Fumarole, the wonderfully rejuvinating outdoor sauna.
Once you have sampled the delights of the towns, visit the gardens of La Mortella, designed by English composer William Walton and his Argentinian wife Susana and composed of rare tropical, sub-tropical and Mediterranean plants all in the English garden style.
With its selection of pretty, friendly towns, relaxation and pampering, sandy beaches and natural beauty, Ischia is the perfect setting to exchange your vows, enjoy a romantic honeymoon or get away from the world for an intimate anniversary break, and we have just the places for you to enjoy the island at its very best.