Destination guide

A balmy beach destination for vacationers of every stripe

Set in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, Ischia is a volcanic island that has traded in eruptions and lava flows for spas, seaside, and scenery. There are wide stretches of sand, rocky swimming holes, and sunny bays—in short, a beach option for everyone—plus colorful small towns, beautiful gardens, and historic sites. Couples on romantic getaways will find ample opportunity to eat and drink to their hearts' content, while party-loving friends can get their fill of a vibrant nightlife.

Things to do

Castles and gardens help you live your own fairytale

You might not believe this, but it's possible to still want something extra even after a day on a perfect beach. Never fear. Visit Castello Aragonese, a mighty castle complex on a tiny island all its own. Or take kids of all ages to Casa Museo, a museum built into the island's rock face. It's full of fascinating and unusual sculptures of stone and wood. Another sight that amazes kids and adults alike is La Mortella, one of Italy's most celebrated botanical gardens. You can stroll past 1,000 rare and exotic plants from all over the world, while taking in sea views.

Activities

Spunky? Sporting? Serene? Ischia has a beach for every mood

The beaches near your Ischia vacation rental are begging for a visit, so break out the beach shorts and bikinis! Spiaggia dei Maronti is the most popular and great for kids. Baia di Sorgeto is more secluded, with water warmed by underground thermal springs. Punta Caruso is a rocky spot that's better for experienced swimmers. Baia di San Montano's waters are shallow, bright blue, and near one of Ischia's many spas. While the kids might crave the beach day in and day out, grown-ups can broaden their horizons with day trips and tours of nearby Capri or Mount Vesuvius on the mainland.

Weather

Summer heat that doesn't go to mainland extremes

Southern Italy gets swelteringly hot in summer, but your Ischia vacation rental has an advantage. It's cooled by sea breezes that make it pleasant even in August, when the restaurants and bars are packed with visitors and you'll be close enough to make friends with whoever is on the next beach towel. The island is at its most bustling from June to early September. Some seaside destinations close down between November and March, but many of the thermal spas are open and less crowded in mid-winter.

Natural features

From pine forests perched on high to sunbathing palm trees

Italians sometimes called Ischia "Green Island" because of the plants that thrive in its volcanic soil. On the south side of the island are the beach bums of the plant world—palm trees, cactuses, and agave plants—that love the year-round sun. If your Ischia vacation rental is on the north of the island, you'll see chestnut trees and cypress groves, as well as almond and olive trees. Dozens of walking paths take visitors around the island, to volcanic craters and lava flows, and up to Molina Point, a pine forest with views of the sea.

How to get there

How to get to and around Ischia

The nearest airport is in Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.), located 20.2 mi (32.5 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ischia?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 413 vacation rentals near Ischia. From 125 Houses to 194 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ischia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ischia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ischia:

  • Historical Center: 1,586 vacation rentals
  • Vomero: 1,531 vacation rentals
  • Posillipo: 200 vacation rentals
  • Marina Piccola: 101 vacation rentals
  • Chiaia: 954 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ischia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ischia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ischia Port: 2,352 vacation rentals
  • Guevara Tower: 2,479 vacation rentals
  • Pescatori Beach: 2,429 vacation rentals
  • English Beach: 2,331 vacation rentals
  • Cartaromana Beach: 2,497 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ischia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ischia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 125 Houses in Ischia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ischia include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 194 rentals available
  • Villas: 66 rentals available
  • Studios: 197 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ischia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 118 vacation rentals with pool available in Ischia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.