Ischia captured our hearts the moment we got there. One of the most beautiful, romantic, friendliest and loveliest places in Italy we have ever been to, though we’ve only got to spend a day there, it made quite an impression. Ischia has a lot to offer, so in the future, I think we’ll aim to spend at least 3 days there in order to truly take in and appreciate all the diverse activities and things to see on this island. But if you only have a day, here are my absolute must-dos and sees.
Castello Aragonese – this medieval castle offers absolutely breathtaking views. Head over there around sunset to see the city in the most romantic, magical light, wonder around the gardens, and enjoy a quiet moment at Caffetteria del Monastero ( a pretty little indoor/outdoor cafe located right in the castle ) sipping a delicious latte or freshly squeezed orange juice.
Make a stop at Sant’Angelo (Serrara Fontana) to wonder around the marina, enjoy a day at the beach, and get a bite to eat at the La Tavernetta del Pirata. Their lobster pasta was absolutely delicious, and chilled limoncello was just the perfect thing to enjoy on a hot summer day!
Wander around! Take time to explore the city, we came across this pretty fruit and vegetable stand by complete accident and ended up spending at least an hour talking to the owner, and stocking up on our favorites ( i.e. peaches )!