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Sightseeing in Isola di Ischia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Isola di Ischia is the biggest island in the Gulf of Naples. A lot of tourists are attracted there by thermal springs, but many consider the island as an option for its wonderful beaches. It’s way less known that Isola di Ischia is also a focus of historical landmarks and cultural centers, which are worth visiting.
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The most popular cultural center on the island is the Museo archeologico di Pithecusea. It retains an impressive collection of clay and bronze items; some of them are thousands of years old. The central point of the exhibition is the collection of huge clay jars.
The most important historical landmark of the island is certainly Castello Aragonese located on top of a rocky cliff. The very first fortification in its place has been built back in Antique age. The fortress was fully rebuilt in the Middle Ages; the structure retains this form until today. This massive and amazing building occupies about 550 square meters of space. There were 13 churches in its area, but all of them were raised by British conquerors in 19th century. Today tourist can only watch ruins of these religious buildings and visit castle halls open for public. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Cattedrale dell’Asswnta is an interesting religious landmark. It also took serious damage during the war with England, but its beautiful chapel with fine wall-paintings has survived until these days almost intact. There's also the museum dedicated to famous film director Luchino Visconti on the island. The venue occupies La Colombaia villa and houses a large collection of photos, onstage dresses and personal belongings of famous director.
Procida - Island of Procida Gardens of Isola di Ischia are permanent symbol of the island; walk around them would be an amazing activity. Charming La Mortella occupies two hectares area and hosts more than 3,000 varieties of plants, including very rare ones. Giardini Ravino is another attractive garden with beautiful living sculptures made of cacti.
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Thermal healing springs have made island the popular vacation area; they are worth extra mentioning. The biggest and most beautiful thermal complex is the Giardini Poseidon Terme ; it is the world importance site. There are 18 pools set up for its guests.
Walking around picturesque towns of Isola di Ischia will be an unforgettable adventure regardless of the town chosen. There are lots of beautiful old houses everywhere and many of them host popular restaurants, shops and hotels. Fans of excursions will certainly like the capital city of Ischia Porto, as well as Lacco Ameno and Forio found nearby.
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Unique thermal parks have become a true symbol of the island. Besides sources of thermal water, there are several pits with healing mud on the island. Nowadays, these parks have been turned into modern relaxation areas with up-to-date spa centers. In the past, only members of royal families could relax and rejuvenate in this region, but now everyone is welcome to spend several days in the thermal park and enjoy its unique healing properties.
Procida - Island of Procida Travelers interested in primarily in beach recreation will enjoy their free time at Marina dei Maronti. The length of this beach is roughly 3,000 meters. As the beach is so long, there are areas with a developed infrastructure and absolutely wild strips of sand with few people. Citara Beach is no less popular. This beach is located in a picturesque mountain region. It is the best choice for travelers craving for privacy and secluded atmosphere. By the way, it is easy to combine sunbathing and interesting short hikes on this part of the island. Within last decade, many modern sports centers appeared on the island, so travelers will easily find excellent tennis courts and equestrian schools.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Isola di Ischia
♥   Castle 'Castello Aragonese' Ischia, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aselmeyer Castle' Naples, 30.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel dell’Ovo' Naples, 31.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sant’Elmo' Naples, 31.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Nuovo' Naples, 32.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Isola di Ischia
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Vesuvio' , 45.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Circeo' , 98 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise' , 121 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Isola di Ischia and around
♥   Art museum 'Archaeological Museum of the Campi Flegrei' Bacoli, 18 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Isola di Ischia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Furore Fjod

From the series “The hidden and hard-to-rich beautiful beaches”
The holidaymakers can leave the coast at any time and stroll in the picturesque town or climb up the top of one of the rocks on the steep staircase and rate the beach from the height. The strange natural harbor attracts not only the followers of the restoration, but also the ornithologists. Here, in the high rocks live the rare bird species, including the rare hawk. … Read further

Positano Village

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
There are hotels in some of the colorful buildings. Positano is popular among lovers who opt for a romantic getaway. Local restaurants, in which you can taste the most popular national delicacies and imported wines from different regions of the country, deserve the high praise. Fans of beach holidays won’t be disappointed too. They will have an opportunity to swim and sunbathe at the picturesque sandy beaches. … Read further

Vesuvio

From the series “The most active volcanoes in the world”
In 1944, 57 people became disaster victims; during the eruption in 1980 it was managed to avoid human victims. In 1995, the neighborhood of the volcano was declared a nature reserve; now it’s attracting attention of tourists. Guests have an opportunity to walk around the reserve along fabulously beautiful gardens on the slopes of the volcano. There are also unique historical sites in the reserve, the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was destroyed by one of the large-scale eruptions. … Read further
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