Things to do in Ischia

Our most recommended things to do in Ischia

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

1. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Take a full-day trip by boat to the "Green Island" of Ischia, and Procida, the 2022 Italian Capital of Culture. Relax under the sun, dive from the boat and snorkel in the clear waters, and enjoy free time on both islands. Get picked up from a central meeting point in Sorrento and transferred to the port of Piano di Sorrento, and the journey to Ischia. Once there, take a tour including swimming and snorkeling at the Green Cave, and seeing Aragonese Castle. Enjoy 3 to 4 hours of free time to explore the island on your own, before continuing towards Procida. See sights like Vivara; Terra Murata, and Marina di Corricella, and make a swimming stop at one of the many bays along the coast. After 1 to 2 hours of free time, leave Procida and return to Sorrento while enjoying some limoncello tasting. Upon return to the port of Piano di Sorrento, the driver will take you back to the meeting point.

Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

2. Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

Spend the day on the lush green island of Ischia and escape the heat and hustle of Naples. Discover curiosities on every corner and marvel at the natural beauty of the sunken craters, rocky spikes and lava hills of the volcanic island. Catch the ferry from Naples and arrive at the port of Ischia, where you will enjoy an included lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Use your free time to visit the Aragonese Castle, connected to the mainland by a bridge that has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, as it gets washed away by the sea all the time! Explore the chic village of Sant'Angelo, loved by the rich and famous who want to escape the crowds. Admire the colorful houses of the entirely pedestrianized – and hard to reach – area, and soak up the laid-back Mediterranean vibe of the narrow alleys, ice cream parlors, restaurants and bars with outdoor tables. 

From Naples: Blue Grotto and Capri Trip

3. From Naples: Blue Grotto and Capri Trip

Meet in Naples for the ferry before landing in Capri and visiting Grotto Azzurra, commonly referred to as the Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto is open all year round, weather permitting, but if the seas are rough it may close. Every morning skippers arrive at the grotto to check if it is safe to enter. You’ll drive by private bus along the unique Mamma Mia Road, enjoying the fantastic views. When we reach the Blue Grotto, we will transfer to a row boat and head inside. The duration of the visit is about 5 minutes. Then, transfer back to the bus and head to Anacapri village, where during your free time you can take the chairlift to reach the top of Monte Solaro, with stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and the islands of Ischia and Procida. You can also explore some of the historical relics in the village. Then, we will drive to the Piazzetta in Capri's Center. This is the heart of the island, where tourists and locals come to see and be seen. You can walk along the narrow streets filled with designer shops and iconic hotels, and see Faraglioni Rock from the lovely Augustus Garden. Take some free time to enjoy the area, before the ferry back to Naples.

Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

4. Naples to Ischia One Way Transfer

The volcanic island of Ischia is an amazing site to see in Italy, but getting there can be a bit of a hassle. Book an easy, comfortable one-way transfer from the Naples International Airport, from the Naples train station, or from your hotel in Naples, and arrive to the island of Ischia without any stress. Find a driver waiting for you at the designating meeting point, and set off right away. The convenient transfer service includes transportation in a car or minibus from your pick-up point to the ferry, transportation on the ferry, as well as a car or minibus transportation to your drop off point. Alternately, you can book the transfer to take you from your hotel in Ischia to the airport or train station in Naples.

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

5. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Hop aboard a boat from Sorrento and explore the two green islands of Ischia and Procida, both of volcanic origins. Be amazed by the incredible vegetation and crystal clear waters where you can take a refreshing dip. Cruise to your first stop at Procida, dock in the main harbor, and set off to enjoy some free time. Back on board, continue the navigation coast to coast until you reach La Corricella to cool off for a swim and snorkel in the blue sea. Continue to Ischia where you can already admire the Aragonese Castle and Maronti beach from the sea. Once you arrive in Sant'Angelo, disembark to visit Ischia and its most popular places such as the garden of Mortella and the Aragonese Castle.

From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

6. From Sorrento: Ischia and Procida Boat Tour

Embark on a scenic cruise in the Gulf of Naples and spend some free time seeing the famous attractions in Ischia and Procida. Relax, bring your bathing suit and your camera to fully enjoy every moment. Disembark in the port of Ischia and enjoy free time to visit the major attractions. See the Aragonese Castle, Sant'Angelo, the Gardens of Mortella among others. Take a dip in the waters off of the most famous beaches of Ischia, such as Maronti, Citara, and San Montano. Continue towards Procida, the smaller island with a fascinating harbor. Enjoy the return with stunning views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius, and the islands that form the backdrop to one of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. The departure is possible only with a minimum number of 6 passengers

All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

7. All-inclusive transfer service from Naples to Ischia Island

Arrive at the Naples airport or train station and meet your professional assistant who will accompany you to your English-speaking driver.  Drive to the seaport of Naples where you’ll skip the line and board the hydrofoil using conveniently pre-booked tickets to Ischia Island. Arrive on Ischia Island and meet your reliable assistant who will see you to final destination via private car, taxi or mini-van, as well as provide porter service.

Ischia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

8. Ischia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoy exclusive cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

From Ischia: Private Day Excursion by Boat

9. From Ischia: Private Day Excursion by Boat

Tour the island of Ischia in a private boat and see the best of its dramatic coastline and hidden caves. Pass the Aragonese Castle, an ancient fortress built on a rocky outcrop in the sea, admire the shimmering blue light in the Magician’s cave, and explore Ischia's many picturesque bays. After pickup, depart from the port and follow Ischia’s sparkling coastline to the Aragonese Castle. This majestic fortress, dating back to 474 B.C., sits in the middle of the Bay of Sant’Angelo and is connected to the land by a stone bridge. Pause here to swim in the bay and, optionally, stop at a nearby restaurant to enjoy some fresh fish, at your own expense. Continue to two sea caves, the Magician’s Grotto and Green Cave, that can only be reached from the sea. Swim into both to admire the crystal waters and dancing light inside. Next, reach the bay of San Pancrazio and go ashore to explore the village of Sant’Angelo. Back in the boat, continue to the bay of Sorgeto, with its many hidden coves and grottos. As the sun sets behind you, pass the towns of Forio, Lacco Ameno and Casamicciola Terme on your way back to port.

Ischia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

10. Ischia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go food shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and go back home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Ischia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 218 reviews

Super organized! We decided on the outward journey at 10:45 am and the return journey at 5:20 pm. Since it takes a little more than 1.5 hours by ferry to Ischia, I would recommend taking the later ferry back at 7:45 p.m. We would have liked to have stayed longer because it was really nice. Everything worked without any problems. Lunch at the Baia del Clipper restaurant was great! Ischia is absolutely worth seeing! We went for a little stroll and swim. The beach is very nice, the water is very clear. All in all, a thoroughly successful trip!

A very well organised trip. The guide met us at the port and provided us with the ferry tickets and food vouchers. We had a lovely day in Ischia and the meal was great! Would definitely recommend.

Great tour, well thought out and a salvation when it rains in Ischia !! Salvatore, driver and guide, was truly exceptional, timely description and full of local anecdotes! Recommended!

Awesome boat tour around both islands with a little bit of time on each to explore, see some key sights and get a bite to eat

Wonderful and fun tour with very nice and professional Salvatore He explains involving tourists without ever getting bored.