Escape to Ischia

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 on “Escape to Ischia

    Labella Luxe on June 4, 2012 6:49 PM:

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

    Jack Archer on June 5, 2012 3:24 AM:

    This looks amazing! Three days is all you need.

    Scott on June 5, 2012 6:54 AM:

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

    Amatourist on June 5, 2012 9:20 AM:

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

    caleb on June 5, 2012 12:08 PM:

    one day….one day ill be there.

    Katie on June 5, 2012 12:31 PM:

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

    Bateman233 on June 5, 2012 5:21 PM:

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

    Enrico on June 5, 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.

    jm on June 5, 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……


    Good Haven House on June 5, 2012 11:35 PM:

    Sigh…….just lovely

    Mark Paigen on June 6, 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.

    Sofie on June 6, 2012 9:44 AM:

    Wow! That looks so amazing!

    Todd on June 6, 2012 10:36 AM:

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

    Rachael on June 6, 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.

    SFer on June 7, 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.

    Michael Williams on June 7, 2012 2:27 AM:

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

    Giacomo on June 7, 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!

    Jonny on June 7, 2012 3:36 PM:

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

    Michael Williams on June 7, 2012 3:42 PM:

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

    Andrea Monti on June 7, 2012 5:48 PM:

    My island, lovely :-)

    Randy on June 8, 2012 2:22 PM:

    Absolutely STUNNING!!

    SFer on June 10, 2012 9:34 PM:

    @Michael – Yes, that was my question.

    BlueDustCollector on June 20, 2012 3:19 PM:

    Breathtaking! I wish I was there!

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