While I was in Naples, I had decided that I was going to see the island of Capri, it was too expensive to stay overnight so I was just going to go for the day, but while I was in the hostel I saw a leaflet for a hostel on the island of Ischia, I googled some pictures and decided I would finish off my stay on that island. It looked beautiful.
I left my hostel in Naples and walked down to the port and caught the Medmar ferry across to Ischia. It is slightly nearer than Capri but is quite a bit bigger. It’s easy to get around though as there is a bus service that covers the whole island. We arrived in Ischia port and from there I could see Castello Aragonese, which looked amazing from the water. I have a love of castles and so I decided to visit.
I didn’t think it looked that far so I decided to walk and drag my little carry on suitcase behind me. It did take about 45mins/1hour to walk there, but there is the option of catching the bus from the port to the castle. I stopped on the way and sat in a lovely restaurant on the waterfront for lunch and then carried on to the castle. It costs 10 Euro to get in, but well worth it, you could spend all day there. Take a book and sit in the gardens, it’s a great place to relax if you have time. You get a map and guide that takes you around the castle, it’s well set up.
From the Castle I then caught I bus back to the port and another to the other side of the island and a town called Forio where I had booked in at the Ring Hostel. It’s a great hostel, a little difficult to find but the staff are super friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean there is free breakfast and a great common area too.
That afternoon I decided to go explore the town of Forio, it’s a beautiful little town, very quaint with some nice restaurants on the seafront.
I also managed to catch sunset on my walk along the seafront before having dinner in one the restaurants along the front.
The next day I got up and caught the bus to Sant’Angelo, it’s on the south coast built next to a large rock in the sea, with a strip of land that goes out to the point with a little beach. It’s a beautiful little town with no cars allowed. There are lots of little boutique shops and some good restaurants. If it’s a beach you want there are also several good beaches within walking distance.
After I had explored and done some sun bathing, it was then time to return to Fario and back to the hostel. The next day I caught the Alilauro hydrofoil back from Fario to Naples to get my flight home.
I loved my trip to Naples and seeing the beautiful island of Ischia, it would have been nice to have had a few more days to explore as there is lots to see on this island.
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