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      Blue Grotto

      Capri Oct 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM

      Is it possible to visit Blue Grotto in January?

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      Bus to Salerno

      Positano Oct 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM

      Have booked a 9:52am train from Salerno and am staying in Positano. Should we be able to make it using the buses or would it be wiser to spend the night before in Salerno?

    • Amalfi base in early April

      Sorrento Oct 18, 2016 at 4:57 PM


      My fiance and I are planning out the details of our honeymoon, and will have 4 nights (2 full days, 2 partial days) to spend in the Amalfi region in the beginning of April. We will head there from Rome, and need to go back to Rome at the end of our last day for our flight home.

      I've done a lot of research and I can't decide on the best city in the region to base ourselves; I'd appreciate some help in making that decisions. I am aware that it is low season and some hotels will be closed and the buses/ferries will be more limited.

      Things that we want to do/see (hopefully with fairly easy transport from our base) -
      - Pompeii
      - coastal views, hiking, +/- horseback riding if we can find somewhere reasonably priced and the weather cooperates
      - possibly Paestum (both ruins and mozzarella) - if we have time, not super high on the priority list
      - not sure about Capri, leaning against it

      Things we are less interested in -
      - shopping, souvenir shops
      - beach time (not the time of a year, not a priority)
      - high-end tourism/restaurants/bars
      - Naples

      Any pointers on where we should use as a homebase and how to spend our days with these things in mind? Sorrento is what I've heard is the easiest base, but I've also been reading about some of the smaller towns being potential options (Vietri Sul Mare near Salerno, others) - what is the best choice given time of year and ease of transport?

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      Park & Ride Naples?

      Naples Sep 29, 2016 at 11:10 AM

      We are planning to stay outside of Naples, and then drive part way in when we need to. Is there a good place to park where we can then easily catch a bus or metro further into the centre?

    • How Long to spend in each place

      by solohikertravel Online Now Jun 15, 2016 at 11:35 PM

      I will be travelling solo arriving in Catania on Saturday August 27th and departing from Naples Sunday September 4th.
      I am looking to explore islands that have great hiking, great views, and solitude.
      Currently, I am planning to spend 2 nights on Vulcano then a night in Salina Island, then take the ferry to Naples to catch the ferry to Ischia for 3 nights, then take the ferry to Ponza Friday morning and stay friday night and saturday night then take the ferry direct to naples for departure.

      Is this too much travel?
      Am I best to;

      A)spend 2 more nights in Aeolian Islands and only two nights on ischia? (en route to ponza)

      B) Skip Ponza, and just spend 4 nights in Aeolian and 4 nights on Ischia?

      As a solo traveler in Ischia whose goal is hiking, nature, beaches, would it be best to stay right in town near Port or is there a quiet town suggested with good access to the mountains and forests?

      So many options!!!

      3 Answers Jun 16, 2016 at 12:57 PM
    • Excursions

      by halljack Online Now Mar 22, 2016 at 11:38 AM

      Travelling to Ischia end of May. I would like to do some excursions to the surrounding areas (Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, etc.) Are there tour operators at the port who offer such excursions that you don`t have to book ahead of time? I have looked at Ischia Review but I'm not sure if I want to tie myself down to a schedule before I go. Has anyone used Ischia Review? Has anyone done any of he winery tours in Ischia? or their cooking classes?


    • Transfer Service?

      by halljack Online Now Mar 22, 2016 at 11:29 AM

      Travelling to Ischia from Toronto at the end of May. I will go going solo. Debating on whether to book a transfer service (though it's hard to find someone who will take a solo passenger) or just do it myself. Is it relatively simple to find the bus/hydrofoil to the island and then bus to my hotel in Ischia (Hotel Gemma)? Is it likely to be crowded at this time of year? (May 20th - May 29th)

      Any advice would be appreciated.


      10 Answers Mar 25, 2016 at 12:26 PM
    • Forio or Lacco Ameno

      by Lucinda_Vegan Online Now Jul 11, 2015 at 10:06 AM

      I plan to spend 7 days on lovely Ischia in September. Traveling there with my mum of 60 years. There is a choice of booking similar hotels in either Forio or Lacco Ameno. We will not be driving, only taxi and public transport. Which location would be better please?
      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Jul 11, 2015 at 10:32 AM
    • sorrento to ischia

      by longbeach123 Online Now Apr 8, 2015 at 8:12 AM

      how do I get to ischia from Sorrento in late october

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    • Ferry from Sorrento to Ischia?

      by pauldavias Online Now Mar 19, 2015 at 1:23 AM

      I am staying in Positano for 3 nights from the 20th to 23rd May, I then need to get to Ischia and was wondering what is the bet way to get there. Is there ferries running from sorrento on 23rd May?

      1 Answer Mar 19, 2015 at 1:50 AM
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      Hiking in Ischia

      by rsgoers Online Now Mar 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM

      Anyone done any hiking in Ischia? Can you please share your experience? Thanks!

    • Searching for a specifik hotel in Ischia!! Please help me!

      by MMM6 Online Now Jan 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM

      I'm searching for a hotel in the Ischia and I would really appreciate if you could help me find it.

      It's a 4 star hotel/resort when it's full there can be around 400-500 guests at least.

      The hotel is u-shaped and has bungalows in front of the main building, on the other side of a parking space,

      I think it's quite a big complex, when guests are going to stay in one of the bungalows one of the staff will take you to your room in something similar to a golf car.

      It has 5 floors

      It has a spa with emotional showers and jacuzzi baths/thermal baths,

      The hotel has two restaurants for the customers and two bars, one pool bar and one bar inside.

      The hotel is open right now but it is closing this week for 3,5 weeks for maintenance.

      Outisde of the hotel, very close, there is another restaurant that is not with the hotel but many hotel guests go there, it's like a disco bar restaurant/pizzera where people can both eat, drink and dance.

      The hotel has bed and breakfast, half board and full board.

      When guests arrive late in the evening and they have booked HB or FB, they get a cold dinner plate served for them.

      The hotel has glass doors in the entrance and the floor is blue and beige tiles, the reception desk is white,

      The reception area/lobby have a beautiful ceiling and arched roof between the rooms.

      It's a family run hotel and the owners are old over 60 or 70 years old and they still work there.

      It has 24 hours reception service.

      4 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 11:03 PM
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      Hydrofoil Route

      by Susanelambert Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      What is the route that Alicost hydrofoil takes leaving from Positano and going to Forio in Uschia? Is it non-stop or does it stop at numerous ports along the way where we would need to transfer?

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2015 at 10:34 AM
    • Travel with small Children

      by njsamuels Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      We want to stay 10 days in Ischia with 3 children (1, 4 and 8 years)
      Is the island also nice for familys? We love small towns and nice beaches. (no big attractions needed) We stayed also once in Skopelos. Maybe this is similair?
      Second options is 10 days near Sorrento. But i am afraid its too bussy in juli? We want to see ravello, Postiano and Capri by car.

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2013 at 3:23 AM
    • Cinemas on Ischia

      by markporter66 Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Hi, can anyone give me information on cinemas on Ischia, staying in July. Are there any open air cinemas ?



      4 Answers Oct 31, 2013 at 3:38 AM
    • Return ferry from Sorrento to Ischia

      by lesleythomson Online Now Jun 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

      Please can you tell me the ferry times and prices Sorrento/Ischia/Sorrento. We want to do a day trip to Ischia from Sorrento during the week commencing 24 June 2013

      5 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 2:42 AM
    • How long should I spend in Ischia?

      by sophievis Online Now Jul 6, 2011 at 1:12 AM

      Hi, I'm visiting Sorrento and want to spend some time in Ischia, but not sure how long to spend there.

      I know it's much bigger than Capri which I believe can be seen in a day or so, so I'm not sure how long I would need. I have a friend who visited Ischia just for a day and said that they only had time to see the port town and so didn't do justice to the island.

      What towns/villages should I definitely visit, which should I not bother with (using public transport)?

      How many nights should I stay? 1 night, 2 nights?

      Where is the best place to be based? we want somewhere that is fairly busy at night, ie, lots of restaurants etc rather than somewhere that is more remote and quiet.

      Hope someone can maybe help with this.



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      Visit the "Costiera Amalfitana" from Ischia Island.

      by Maurizioago Online Now May 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

      Is it easy to go to various places; see Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento from this island by boat?

      9 Answers May 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
    • which bus can I take from ischia porto harbour

      by disneyk Online Now Nov 6, 2009 at 6:00 AM

      I will be going to riva del sole hotel at via giovanni mazelle35,forio from the ferry and woulk like to know which bus I could take.
      thank you

      1 Answer Nov 6, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    • Ischia Beach and Transportation

      by PLV1187 Online Now Aug 20, 2009 at 9:41 AM

      My fiance and I will be taking a cruise through the Mediterrean as part of honeymoon this October.

      Two questions:
      1. What is the best beach for laying out/swimming and enjoying the thermal springs?
      2. If we're traveling from the main port on Ischia would renting a moped or taking a water taxi be a viable option for transportation to the beach/springs?


      1 Answer Aug 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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      Has anyone been to Ischia before? (Places to go to and so on)

      by KatherineLind Online Now Aug 12, 2009 at 8:14 AM

      What are the places you would suggest going to on Ischia island, we're going there in early September and we wanna write down a few places to go to, if you have been to Ischia and know some beautiful places, please suggest them...
      And I mean places to go to not Hotels or places to stay in...
      like "beautiful cliffs, seaside places" and so on...
      We want to see the nature in there, and maybe the castles, churches ...
      and maybe some really cool museums ( in that case the adresses and the exact names of these museums)

      Katherine (Estonia)

      5 Answers Aug 14, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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      by Maurizioago Online Now Dec 15, 2008 at 2:30 AM

      I saw there aren't many pages on Ischia here on VT. Could you give recommend what not to miss on this island. I am open to all suggestions; museums, gardens, cafes, shops...

      I'm going there from 29 december to 1 january 2008.


      1 Answer Dec 23, 2008 at 5:40 AM
    • questions about Ischia in January

      by gurusy Online Now Dec 3, 2008 at 4:55 PM

      We want to visit Ischia for the first time this winter January 2-6 with our 19 year old daughter. Should we take our rental car over from Naples on the boat, or should we get one on the island instead?
      We know it will be quiet since it is cold, but we love thermal hot springs and it is the only time we can go. The side by Forio looks very nice so are considering Royal Palm Hotel or something in that area since we will have a car to go into porto Ischia if we get bored. Or should we stay in town so our daughter has more to do? Any other recommendations welcomed! Our favorite hot springs so far are in Oregon and California, USA.

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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      Transportation from Napoli to Ischia.

      by Maurizioago Online Now May 20, 2008 at 10:20 AM

      A collegue of mine will have to go to Ischia at the end of may. I'd like to know how can she do that from Napoli airport. Thanks in advance for your info.

      5 Answers May 20, 2008 at 10:32 PM
    • Hotels in Ischia

      by dawnlinklater Online Now Apr 2, 2008 at 2:54 PM

      Hello - Can someone recommend a hotel about200 euros/night (during first 2 weeks of June) that would have a nice thermal pool and nice clean rooms? Also we would love a terrace overlooking the sea.

      1 Answer Apr 2, 2008 at 10:05 PM
    • Weather

      by jonnaland Online Now Jan 28, 2008 at 3:47 PM

      Also, what is the temp in March?

    • Hotel Name

      by jonnaland Online Now Jan 28, 2008 at 12:11 PM

      Hi, I'm staying in Ischia (lived in Naples 4 yrs) and I use to stay at a hotel that had 2 pools outside 1) thermal and a wall u crossed to reach the cool pool. It had beautiful gardens surrounding the pools. I've searched the net for hours trying to find it. Any ideas?

    • hotels

      by agrossi Online Now Sep 3, 2007 at 5:59 AM

      has anyone stayed at lord byron in forio?

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    • Best Way to Forio

      by palm1403 Online Now Apr 18, 2007 at 6:10 PM

      I'd like to take a morning boat directly to Forio - it seems I need to take one from Molo Beverello at 10:25 AM? I'm not sure if it's a hydrofoil or a
      ferry, but it seems better to go directly to Forio than to Ischia Port. I've been told it's better to stay near Mergellina port than Beverello, but I don't think there's a good schedule to Forio from there.

      Does anybody have any hotel or ferry suggestions to share? I leave for Europe in one week!

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2007 at 1:13 PM
    • Holidaying alone in Ischia

      by carolemylene Online Now Mar 21, 2007 at 6:24 AM

      Hi guys,

      I'm Carole, 36, and I'm thinking of booking a week in Ischia in July/August 07 in order to relax after attending a wedding in Madrid, Spain and after sightseeing around Italy.
      I'll be going alone to Ischia. Never been to Italy before and I don't speak Italian. Well, I'm half Spanish/half French so I'm not too bothered about the language bareer (Italian is pretty similar to Spanish & French) but is there any risk of being hassled there as I'll be out and about on my own?
      Thanks for advising


      5 Answers Mar 25, 2007 at 4:21 AM
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      Which side of Ischia to stay? Differences?

      by Maplewoody Online Now Jan 14, 2006 at 3:49 PM

      Is one side of Ischia better to stay in? Does one have more nightlife, ie...clubs & discos? Planning on going this June.

      Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


      3 Answers Jan 16, 2006 at 5:02 AM
    • quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to Ischia + what to visit?

      by guys Online Now Mar 17, 2005 at 1:20 PM

      What is the quickest and cheapest route from Sorrento to the isle of Ischia and what are the best places to visit for a 1 day trip - that's not too expensive. Cheers

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2005 at 5:45 AM
    • Hyrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia

      by djsully Online Now Apr 22, 2004 at 8:27 AM

      Can anyone who's taken the hydrofoil from Sorrento to Ischia? How to get ticket or reservation? In advance or at time of travel? Cost? Schedule? Arrival port on Ischia? Thanks very much!

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2005 at 5:46 AM
    • Internet Access

      by KarolynUSA Online Now May 10, 2003 at 3:06 PM

      I will be traveling to Ischia, Italy and am looking for public internet access. I haven't been able to get any information. Please help. Thanks! karolyn

      1 Answer Aug 8, 2006 at 3:48 AM