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Ischia Day Trip with Lunch from Naples

1. 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. 

Ischia: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

2. Ischia: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, this is a fantastic way to learn the locals' wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. You can visit the local market with your "Cesarina", enjoying the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, you will attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of their family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. You will sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Ischia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

3. 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).

Ischia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

4. 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.

Ischia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

5. Ischia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Boat Excursion from Naples to Ischia

6. Boat Excursion from Naples to Ischia

The island of Ischia is easily accessible from Naples, particularly if you have a speedboat at your disposal! Explore the Bay of Naples and the island from the comfort of your own private luxury speedboat or yacht with a local captain on this 6-hour excursion. The boats are equipped with a cabin, bathroom, cushioned sundecks, and shaded seating, as well as other amenities. You’ll embark from Naples and cruise to the volcanic island of Ischia, known for its flora and fauna and thermal hot springs. The captain will circumnavigate the island, stopping at inlets and beautiful bays so you can enjoy a swim. Spend some free time in a village of your choice and then head back to the boat in port when you’re ready to continue on to your next destination. Anchor in the bay where Ischia’s thermal hot springs flow into the Mediterranean. Swim and soak in the natural baths of various temperatures and enjoy a scrub with the mineral-rich muds.

From Sorrento: Ischia Boat Tour

7. From Sorrento: Ischia Boat Tour

Pick-up in Sorrento in the morning around 9:30am. The volcanic island of Ischia (dubbed the island of eternal youth) is full of beautiful spa and resort towns, vineyards and picture perfect views. It is the ideal combination of a Mediterranean paradise where beaches meet mountains and where relaxation and well-being are simply a way of life. Spend the day on a speedboat or Yacht exploring the island and stop to swim in the various bays and lagoons. Each excursion is customized based on what your group would like to do. The Italian Ministry of Health publishes a document informing of the specific volcanic muds that are suitable to treat different ailments and you will spend the day between land and sea on Ischia and head back in the late afternoon.  Reservations can also be made at a spa on the island for a more luxurious spa experience. One of the best parts about chartering a boat is that the captain is a local of the area. Ask him about the coastline and he will be more than happy to give you a bit of information about what you are seeing as well as insider tips regarding the best things to do and see.   

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What people are saying about Ischia

It was a very pleasant day trip! The boat trip goes quite quickly, and is well worth the effort! Ischia is a really beautiful island, it really is a green island!! You can easily spend a whole day there and still not get tired of the beautiful nature and villages! Definitely highly recommended!!

You must plan to arrive early at the port to exchange tickets because the line is very long (45min-1h). Also, the boats are not at the same places in the port of Ischia according to the schedules. Otherwise the journey is very pleasant and the lunch perfect with a view of the sea.

Excellent service the girl who followed us thought of everything ... she brought us the ship tickets in advance ... she booked a good restaurant for us ... I recommend this package for a day tour of Ischia

From picking up the tickets to transporting them by ferry, everything was just right. The two women answered all of our questions and were super friendly. We would use this offer again at any time.

The ticket and lunch formula is very appropriate, leaving you free to visit. But I would also put the option of a tour with visits