Three-day itinerary on the islands of Ischia, Procida and Capri
Scritto in data 22 November, 2021
In Procida you can stroll along the harbor, among the narrow streets that lead to the famous Marina di Corricella, dive into the clear waters of the Spiaggia del Pozzo vecchio; visit the old prison, which due to its position perched overlooking the sea will give you an unparalleled view of the island from above; contemplate the naturalistic beauty of the island of Vivara, and delight yourself with the famous “tongue of ox” from Procida, a golden pastry filled with creams of various flavors.
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Ischia is the largest of the three islands, and is also known as “the Green Island” because of the green mantle that the woods and the great variety of plants give it. You could write a book about things to do and see in Ischia, but we will try to summarize them briefly. If you visit Ischia during the summer, it is impossible not to dive into the crystalline waters of the sea and not be amazed by the fauna richness of its seabed. The most beautiful and characteristic seaside resorts are certainly Sant’Angelo, the Maronti beach, the beach of Forio, the Bay of San Montano and Carta Romana. Ischia is a volcanic island, and the mineral-rich thermal waters that emerge from its subsoil make it famous. For this reason, every year many tourists, even in winter, go to Ischia to relax in the hot thermal pools, sometimes with a therapeutic effect, of the Poseidon, Negombo and Castiglione spas, the largest on the island.
Another enchanting place where you can enjoy the warmth of the thermal springs is the Bay of Sorgeto, a rocky basin where you can relax in real natural pools of spring water. In the cooler hours of the day, we advise you to stroll through the little shops of Forio and Ischia Porto, or, for fans of tropical plants and flowers, in the oases of Giardini Ravino and Giardini La Mortella. A famous saying from Ischia says “in Ischia you eat, drink and whistle!” and this is why you cannot say that you have truly experienced Ischia without having tasted its culinary delicacies, such as the Ischia-style rabbit and the amaro alla piperna. For those who do not want to miss a nice hike in the mountains, we suggest taking the path that leads to the top of Mount Epomeo, from which you will enjoy a 360 ° view over the whole island.
Capri is the island of refinement and charm. An enchanting place that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. The small town of Capri, with its clothing, perfume and local handicraft shops, is a real luxury boutique. Strolling through the narrow streets of the center you will quickly reach the beautiful gardens of Villa Augusto, which boasts a breathtaking view of the stacks of Capri. But in addition to this, the island has other panoramic points such as the Belvedere of Punta Cannone and that of Tragara. The high and rocky coast of Capri creates unique scenarios such as the Blue Grotto, which can be visited on a boat trip. And you can’t help but dive into the deep waters of its dark blue sea, or simply sunbathe on the pebble beaches of Marina Grande and Marina Piccola.
How to reach Ischia, Procida and Capri?
The only means of transport is the ferry, departing from the port of Naples or the port of Pozzuoli, and with the possibility, if necessary, to also embark the car. Another maritime connection is that of the hippocampus which in a few minutes from Monte di Procida (near Bacoli) leads to Procida and Ischia, in this case without the possibility of embarking on the car, but with quick times (10 min Procida, 20 min Ischia).