Almost everyone choose the island mostly for the activities related to the sea, which is beautiful, and for the Spa. Ischia is literally 'covered' by thermal parks, in fact, thanks to its volcanic origin in its underground there are many sources, each with its own characteristics and healing properties.
Many hotels have their own spas inside the building, by digging wells you can have direct access to one of the many hot springs.
What's better than doing an active holiday and, after, the healthy activity relaxing enjoying the spa?
The island is perfect for any kind of vacation. The never flat roads are perfect for road cycling and cycling tourism. Moreover, thanks to a dense network of trails, you can practice excellent hiking and mountain biking.
Trekking on Mount Epomeo
My favorite part of the island? The mountain! In Ischia you can enjoy beautiful trekking, with breathtaking views of the sea, up to the Vesuvius. In particular, I walked among the dry walls and the dug houses through the woods of Falanga, at the foot of Mount Epomeo (the highest mountain in the island ) that witness a bygone life that was marked by the cultivation of the land and wine making.
Just imagine that in the forest there are houses dug into the rock where the islanders once lived and cultivated the land, because originally they were more farmers than fishermen. We continued our walk up to the Church of Santa Maria al Monte.
On the mountain there is a dense network of trails, the Tourist Office and the many local guides operating in the area can give the best advices to hikers.
Another nice experience to do in Ischia is to walk among the beautiful gardens, which are due to the many microclimates.
The Ravino Gardens, according to my personal taste, are one of the most beautiful and special things to see in Ischia. I admit, I am passionate about succulents, but this garden is really kept with care and the environment around is elegant and with a particular style. There are beautiful dry stone walls alternating with plastered ones, rounded of an almost blinding white.
La Mortella Gardens, rich and lush, grew in 1956 designed by the landscape-architect Russell Page, commissioned and entirely funded by Susana Walton, wife of the English composer William Walton.
The garden is on several levels and it is located in an area in the municipality of Forio with a very humid microclimate; this allowed to host numerous Asian species, some very rare. It 's an English corner in South Italy.
Characteristic is also the Cafeteria inside, from which you can admire the gardens, maybe drinking tea with cookies or reading a book. The La Mortella Gardens have nevertheless maintained the soul of the people who have founded them: in fact there is a very popular music room, where are constantly organized high level concerts of classical music.
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