Ischia or Capri?

Feb 15th, 2006, 06:38 PM
  #1  
JES
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 688
Ischia or Capri?

I'm considering both. Can anyone tell me which they liked better and why? Does one have more to do/see than the other? Are there beaches/boat rentals on both?

Is April beach weather or should we wait until May?
JES is offline  
Feb 16th, 2006, 12:50 AM
  #2  
ABENDIGO
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I haven't there yet (I'm going in July), but check out these websites:

www.capri.net

www.ischiaonline.it
 
Apr 5th, 2006, 07:18 PM
  #3  
JES
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 688
TTT
I have actually been to Capri and am curious how anyone who has been to both compares it to Ischia?
Now we're looking at mid-May....is THAT beach weather on the island? Will the islands be totally quiet? I'd like some life.
Thanks for any advice!
JES is offline  
Apr 5th, 2006, 07:26 PM
  #4  
Neopolitan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I've spend three nights on Capri and 5 nights on Ischia. They are different.
Capri is more upscale -- fine dining elegant hotels, classy shops. Ischia is more casual and laid back. Ischia is much bigger with more towns and variety in places. I'm not a beach person, so can't particularly comment there.
Please don't ask me which I like better.

It's like asking if I'd rather have a steak or a lamb shank. I like them both, but they really aren't alike.
 
Apr 6th, 2006, 06:18 AM
  #5  
JES
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 688
Neopolitan--thanks for the descriptions. Do you think one is quieter than the other? I don't want to feel isolated on Ischia. I just want to make sure there's some "life" to it.
JES is offline  
Apr 6th, 2006, 06:29 AM
  #6  
Neopolitan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Other than the main center of Capri, I'd say it's probably quieter as an island than Ischia. There are a number of "night spots" in most of the towns on Ischia. I'm not talking New York here, but a little life.
 
Apr 6th, 2006, 06:58 AM
  #7  
JES
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 688
Perfect--thank you
JES is offline  
Apr 6th, 2006, 07:06 AM
  #8  
Neopolitan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Oh and while on Ischia, be sure to take a boat over to nearby Procida. It is wonderfully "real" and almost totally devoid of tourist spots. Rub elbows with real fishermen, and walk through the ancient streets of real residents. We took a boat from Ischia to the far side of the island and then walked over the hill to the middle of the side that faces Ischia where we had a wonderful lunch on a hillside terrace, explored the fortress at the top of the hill, then walked back down for a boat back to Ischia.
 
Apr 6th, 2006, 07:29 AM
  #9  
JES
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 688
Thanks so much for the advice. That sounds like amazing!
JES is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:43 PM.