Ischia is an idyllic island off the coast of southern Italy from the bustle of Naples.

Most visits to Ischia will start in the town of Ischia Porto, since you get there with the ferry. Ischia Porto is the main port on the island, and this is where most ferries from Naples or the Amalfi Coast to Ischia arrive. The town of Ischia Porto is the popular base for visitors, and the area between Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte is packed with hotels, many of them right on the lovely sandy beaches that run along this part of the island’s coastline.