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Escape to Ischia

Jun 4th, 2012 | Categories: As it happened, Italy, Travel | by Michael Williams

The islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea recently served me as the ultimate respite from my hectic life in the city. This past week I enjoyed three very short days off the coast of Napoli tending to the sun and sea in the paradise that is Ischia. And don’t feel like you need to wait until Agosto to enjoy the islands of Italy, June is the perfect time to visit as prices are better and crowds thinner, but the weather couldn’t be better.

The islands of southern Italy are famous for their idyllic surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Capri is by far the best known of the bunch, but my vote goes for its larger sibling Ischia. The more time I spend on the Mediterranean, the more I want to be there. Frankly, it’s a very well-fed and well-tanned vicious cycle that is not to be missed.

Comments: 23

23 Comments to “Escape to Ischia”

  1. Labella Luxe
    on Jun 4th, 2012
    @ 6:49 PM

    I want to to Ishcia now! It’s simply beautiful!

  2. Jack Archer
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 3:24 AM

    This looks amazing! Three days is all you need.

  3. Scott
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 6:54 AM

    I heard they have great thermal spas there too where you can get watsu massage.

  4. Amatourist
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 9:20 AM

    boats moored adrift really gives that sense of place. looks like one hell of an escape.

  5. caleb
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 12:08 PM

    one day….one day ill be there.

  6. Katie
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 12:31 PM

    Looks ah-mazing. So jealous. Glad you had a nice time!!!

  7. Bateman233
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 5:21 PM

    Sigh….one of those post that make you hate where you are currently sitting…the desk. My life < Your life.

  8. Enrico
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 6:12 PM

    For your next stay near the Gulf I suggest La Minervetta in Sorrento:

    Room #12 has THE view on the Gulf.

  9. jm
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 7:33 PM

    thanks for the Hotel recommendation La Minervetta in Sorrento:

    looks fantastic

    unfortunately their website indicates that every possible day is 100 percent booked. even 6 months from now. of course this can’t be correct but unfortunately their website must be malfunctioning.

    i would love to stay there but they are losing me as a customer……


  10. Good Haven House
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 11:35 PM

    Sigh…….just lovely

  11. Mark Paigen
    on Jun 6th, 2012
    @ 8:28 AM

    Italy is the most comfortable country in the world. Great food, handsome people, incredible ambiance. Living there for a year would be delightful. Three days is wonderful as well.

  12. Sofie
    on Jun 6th, 2012
    @ 9:44 AM

    Wow! That looks so amazing!

  13. Todd
    on Jun 6th, 2012
    @ 10:36 AM

    Auden wrote a lovely and now famous poem while summering at Ischia:

  14. Rachael
    on Jun 6th, 2012
    @ 6:43 PM

    but watch out for the limoncello, amiright?

    I’ve been the thermal waters spot on Ischia. There was an old man boiling potatoes in one of the pools, insisting that to eat them was delicious for your health and fertility. They were undercooked, but deliciously salty.

  15. SFer
    on Jun 7th, 2012
    @ 2:08 AM

    Hmmm…gorgeous. But I’m starting to get confused by what is a PR plug and what’s I-love-this-and-paid-for-it myself.

    I don’t care, as long as it’s clear.

  16. Michael Williams
    on Jun 7th, 2012
    @ 2:27 AM

    @SFer – you think the Island of Ischia paid me to write about it?

  17. Giacomo
    on Jun 7th, 2012
    @ 10:07 AM

    I’m italian and live in Naples, so fond of Ischia and Capri, they are “le perle del mediterraneo” (pearls of mediterranean) for me! no wonder you had a great time!
    but what did you buy? you cannot leave italy without something in the suitcase.. a pair of shoes? or a borsalino? do you know it of course it’s a must have among my friends for the holidays!
    come back soon, i faraglioni ti aspettano!

  18. Jonny
    on Jun 7th, 2012
    @ 3:36 PM

    You probably get this question quite a bit but what were you shooting with?

  19. Michael Williams
    on Jun 7th, 2012
    @ 3:42 PM

    These are all Canon 5D Mk II 35mm F1.4L

  20. Andrea Monti
    on Jun 7th, 2012
    @ 5:48 PM

    My island, lovely :-)

  21. Randy
    on Jun 8th, 2012
    @ 2:22 PM

    Absolutely STUNNING!!

  22. SFer
    on Jun 10th, 2012
    @ 9:34 PM

    @Michael – Yes, that was my question.

  23. BlueDustCollector
    on Jun 20th, 2012
    @ 3:19 PM

    Breathtaking! I wish I was there!