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Walking holiday in Ischia, Italy

Italy • Campania • Ischia Walking Holiday

St. Angelo  a pretty destination on this walking holiday in Ischia, ItalyA typical fishing scene on this walking holiday in Ischia, ItalyWe visit a lovely small winery on this walking holiday in Ischia, ItalySnacks at the winery we visit on this walking holiday in Ischia, Italy
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Around the green island
The island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples is known as the ‘green island’, with mountains rising above 2000 feet. Famous for its almost subtropical climate and thermal spas it was popular with the Greeks and Romans. This walking holiday in Ischia treats us to medieval castles, cave dwellings, vineyards, olive groves, forests and beaches

A typical itinerary on this walking holiday in Ischia

Arrival day

Arriving in Naples you will be met and transferred to the port, where a fifty minute ferry crossing takes you to Ischia.

Roman baths and Elephant Cave

A lovely coastal walk full of ancient history –the Roman baths at Olmitello, and the caves of Cavascura, where we swim in the thermal water. From here, we take a boat to the extraordinary rock formations of the Elephant Cave and finish in the pretty port of St. Angelo.

Forests and wild herbs

A delightful walk through Pelara, an area of forests, Mediterranean scrub and wild herbs, finishing in a bay of crystal clear, turquoise water where we can swim or simply relax.

Free day

Enjoy a gentle day in Forio or take the ferry to the nearby island of Procida or Naples

Piano Liguori to St. Pancrazio

From Piano Liguori we walk to the headland of St. Pancrazio with spectacular views and hidden corners. Later we stop and visit the famed Castello Aragonese.

Vineyards and viniculture

A walk through vineyards, lunching and wine tasting at the winery. After a delicious meal, we walk via ancient gateways, stone houses and secret gardens to the Funno orchard, where we pick the fruit for use later at an informal cooking session at our hotel.

The Bay of Chiaia di San Francesco

From our hotel our walk leads to the Bay of Chiaia di San Francesco with its pretty waterfront. Via the old pilgrimage destination of the forest of Zaro, we climb Monte Epomeo, the island’s highest mountain, enjoying spectacular views across the Bay of Naples, ending in Lacco Ameno where we enjoy a well-earned drink on a terrace overlooking the sea.

Departure day

We depart early for Naples airport.

Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this walking holiday in Ischia, Italy. Weather conditions, group interests and the leader will influence the final itinerary.

Where we stay on this walking holiday in Ischia, Italy

Hotel Villa Mafalda

Hotel Villa Mafalda is a family run, two star hotel situated in the heart of Forio. The hotel is only a few steps away from cafes, shops and a pretty beach - a great place to see the gorgeous sunset in Ischia. You will receive a very warm welcome from the friendly family and enjoy simple and delicious local cuisine. There is a lovely shaded patio area where you can relax in the shade. All rooms have air conditioning, a television, hair dryer, safe and telephone. The perfect base for a walking holiday in Ischia.
Hotel Mafalda, a lovely place for home cooked dinners on our walking holidays in Ischia, Italy

Hotel Nettuno

The 4* Hotel Nettuno is located in the small town of Forio, only a one minute walk from our other hotel, Villa Mafalda. Your breakfast will be taken at Hotel Nettuno and our groups will come together in the evenings for supper at Hotel Villa Mafalda, which serves excellent, authentic cuisine. The main building of Hotel Nettuno dates back to 1751 and was one of the first buildings erected in Forio ~ all the old features have been retained. It has superb views over the sea and the famous church of Soccorso. The hotel has a dining room, a lift, a roof terrace with sun loungers and a small Jacuzzi pool and a small restaurant. There is also an indoor pool with hydro-massage, whirlpool and waterfall. There is air conditioning in all the room in the Summer months.
Hotel Nettuno, Ischia
Airport transfer time
Approximately 2 hours (actual time on minibus and ferry)
Dates and prices
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What's included
5 full days of walking with professional local guide
7 nights in en-suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Naples airport
Ferry transfers from Naples to Ischia
All transfers and transport in airconditioned vehicles
Visits to a botanical garden, a private orchard, winery and wine-tasting
Informal cooking class
Swimming in the sea and thermal spa
Famous limoncello tasting
Where we stay
Getting there
Stony paths, tracks, sand and pavements

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