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Idilic Ischia Island!!!

When we decided to go to Italy for a few days, I picked Ischia for a part of it. I’d never heard of it before but doing some research I found it had thermal baths and vineyard so I was sold!

We flew to Naples very early and got the lunch time ferry across to the island. They run frequently and only cost about €17 for an hour trip. On arriving we were so hungry and obviously our first stop was pizza. We went to the first busy looking place in the port and it was amazing! Very traditional! We had a huge glass of local white wine and shared a pepperoni pizza and tomato salad! The local wine can I add, is sold in litre or half litre and is only €3-6 !!!

Naples

Saltwater sandals, Office Β£59.50

Basket, vintage

Gingham trousers, Similar here Β£15 and here Β£28

Navy jumper, Newlook Β£15.99

Straw hat, Asos Β£7.50

Then we hopped on to the bus (again that is so cheap at €1.50 a ride) to our hotel in Casamicciola. As with a lot of Italian hotels, it was full of traditional tiles and vintage furniture. The view from our balcony was epic. We had some chill time at the pool!

Ischia italy
Ischia

The first evening we visited what came up as the top bar in our area, ‘Bar Gino’ which over looked the sea. We had some more local wine and some melon/prosciutto which was yummy.

We strolled along the sea front to the next village for dinner. Richard had steak and I had fish in wine and garlic sauce… amazing to dip your bread in to ( and by the way you get bread with everything, even your pizza).

The second day was a bit grey so we opted to head for the thermal baths. What’s better than sitting in a hot bath outside on a dull day??? They were amazing. There are plenty of different pools to choose, many 38 degrees or 35 and even some cold ones. There’s also a private beach and a cafe/bar.

Thermal baths hot springs ischia
Hot springs, Ischia

Lilac bikini, Debenhams Similar here, top Β£15 and Bottoms Β£12

That evening, I’d booked us in for a wine tasting at Pietratorcia vineyard. It’s a family run winery and for €20 we tasted five wines and had snacks of cheeses, bruschetta, olives and meat!

Wine tasting, vineyard ischia
Winery

Dress, With Jean

Silver shoes, M&S Β£29.50

Lilac beaded bag, vintage Similar here

After the tasting, it was on to Forio town for drinks. The last bus goes at midnight which we missed (too much fun) and did I mention the only thing we found expensive were the taxis?? For about 4 miles it was €25 so be careful.

Our last day in Ischia was spent visiting Sant’ Angelo in the south of the island. It was stunning. We swam in the sea for ages and got pizza for lunch again!

Sant’ Angelo, Ischia

A recommendation by our hotel owner on the last night was to eat at Il Giardino degli Aranci. It was the best place ever! The host is about 90 years old and he chats to everyone! They have Italian guitar playing and singing throughout your meal. I had prawn linguine and it was delish!

Zebra dress, Nasty Gal Β£25.99

Go to Ischia!!!

Kelly

The Vogue Vet

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