Spa's in Ischia

Sep 27th, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Sorry - hope I haven't misled you? Those fares I mentioned were for the Caremar and Ippocampo line boats that go between Ischia and the island of Procida!

............

Hiring an individual water taxi, to go round to Sant'Angelo on Ischia's southern coast, is rather more expensive - here's the list posted at the "rank" next to the Hotel Miramare e Castello - the one nearest to the Europa, where Via Pontano reaches the coast:

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/143943380

One way to Sant'Angelo... 70 Euro for 1 to 4 people, or €15 each if 5 or more passengers!

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Sep 27th, 2012, 03:15 AM
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Here it's midday now, and some 27 - 28 in the shade out on our terrace. Very sunny, with just a few small clouds in sight.

This is the one I use...
http://meteo.corriere.it/meteo/Ischia

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Sep 27th, 2012, 03:33 AM
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ah right ok, gosh that is more expensive. can i get a line boat to Sant Angelo from Ischia Ponte though? then maybe check what time the last bus is home, i would really like to stay for the fireworks, which are past midnight so my worry is getting back to Ponte afterwards. This is why im thinking of getting a cheap hotel in Sant Angelo if possible just for the one night.

Jus check out the weather, im hoping it stays nice for Sunday through to Wesdnesday as we will be getting the train to Rome Wednesday at midday.

Thanks

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Sep 27th, 2012, 03:45 AM
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No... except for a few hydrofoils to/from Forio that also stop in at Ischia Porto, there's no scheduled service around the island or between its ports - only those that go from it to elsewhere and vice versa!

And, with the bus fare at only €1.60, no way that anyone could make it pay?

I guess you might be able to get back to Porto from the Europa in time for the afternoon "trip round the island" boat, at 14:45...

http://www.ischiasea.com/giro-dell-isola-d-ischia.html

... and jump off that once it gets to Sant'Angelo?

Otherwise, once the flurry of school kids and other lunchtime traffic is over, taking the bus should be OK ?

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Sep 27th, 2012, 04:00 AM
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ok thanks, So if i get to hotel europa then i could get the bus to Sant Angelo? cheaper and easier that the boat.

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Sep 27th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Yes, see above about going to Piazza Eroi - and catching the CD bus....


http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/139210727

If you've not already found a ticket (€1.60 for a single), they can be bought from the driver but then cost €2.50....

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Sep 28th, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Thanks ive just printed the info for the CD or CS bus i think that will be the best/cheapest option for us, If i took the book from Piazza Eroi, will this take me straight to Sant' Angelo? or will his only take me to Porto, where i will then have to ake a boat trip to Sant'Angelo?

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Sep 28th, 2012, 02:55 AM
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If you catch the CD from Piazza Eroi, you'll be boarding about 5/10 minutes after it has set off from Ischia Porto... thereby saving 15 mins or so on the journey!

You stay on until it gets to Cavo Grado - the nearest that buses can approach the pedestrianised village of Sant'Angelo, from where you'll then have a few minutes walk, downhill!

The CD route is still the same as shown on this (the CD's high-season timetable)....

http://www.eavbus.it/export/sites/de...A/Linea_CD.pdf

... although the times may have changed now that it's September?

Hope it helps you to follow the route, using the map in either your guidebook or the island magazine?

Less detailed, but it's also shown in green on one of these - note that it goes round in a more or less clockwise direction, whilst the CS goes anticlockwise...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/110233858

Stick with the CD, and no boats will be necessary!!!!

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Sep 28th, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Thanks for your help Peter.

Im looking forward to my trip.

thanks


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Oct 1st, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Hi Peter, its me again...

Im now in Ischia, loving the rain lets hope it clears up soon.

Any way i was thinking of going to Negombo for the day tomorrow as the weather looks a little brighter then, however ive looked online and not found much info on how to get there from Ischia Ponte or Ischia Porto. Could you help?

Im looking for the cheapest way to travel there really, is there a bus i could take? if so how long would this take?

Thanks

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Oct 1st, 2012, 04:20 AM
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Horrid, wasn't it! Seems to have stopped now, and to be drying out?

For Negombo, the number 7 will get you to the depot at Ischia Porto; then change to any of the 1, 2 or CS buses.

Should take perhaps 30/40 minutes... give or take waits!

Ask at the hotel for where you can buy tickets, or pay the driver... details here:

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/beginisc

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Apr 10th, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Hi Peter,

Remember me?

Thank you for all your advice about Ischia we loved our trip away! it was a shame about the weather... however when we went onto Rome for the last 3 days the weather was nice and hot.

The reason i am writing to you after such a long time is that we are looking at going back to Italy again this year. We are looking at travelling end of June or End of July dependant on prices.

We loved Ischia when we went, however we are debating on staying somewere different this time or returning back to Ischia? Could you recommend any other areas that are similar to Ischia? The things we loves about Ischia were the lovely shops and restaurants... and walking round of a night time was lovely.. we used to stop for some chocolate pancakes and a drink at a few places. It was heaven!

We are now thinking of either going back for 7 nights or staying on the Amalfi instead? we were looking at Revello or Priani? do you know anything about these places?

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Apr 10th, 2013, 03:17 AM
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Hi there! Yes, of course I remember...

It was wretched - I've a whole week from that time with no photos at all!

We've only passed through those places you've mentioned, on various outings from here, but without feeling particularly tempted to linger - so I doubt I can offer much of any worth? If pushed, we quite liked Amalfi, and spent a lovely day in Vietri sul Mare, the very last resort on the AC...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/vietri

Otherwise our most most favourites include Sperlonga - within easy striking distance of Rome, and to where we'd probably still be going except for having stumbled upon Ischia...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/slides_sperlonga

... and you might pair that with a day or two on one of the Pontines? We preferred tiny Ventotene:

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/ventotene

Over on the far side of the country, in Puglia (which was where we chose to run away to, on getting some miserable weather at the start of our first holiday in the Naples area, in late May 2001), we liked Lecce especially....and more recently had a great September stay in Trani:

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/pugliagen

If you wanted to break the trip across to there, you could do a lot worse than stop off at the very civilised town of Benevento:

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/benev

... but let's not forget, much nearer home, little Procida:

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/procida1

So in all I guess that's about a month?

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Apr 10th, 2013, 03:27 AM
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thats great, i will take a look at those links today.

We did love Ischia and its so hard deciding whether or not to come back... If we were to come at the beginning of June how is he weather around that time?

If we came back to Ischia we would certainly look at taking a day trip to Forio or Capri even as we never had chance to do that last time.

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Apr 10th, 2013, 03:33 AM
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just taken a look at Sperlonga, it looks lovely. Would a week be ok there or would that be to long?

My Husband loves places that arent over run by tourists this is why he liked Ischia, as although it had tourists it was a real taste of Italy.. we used to sit in a restaurant in Porto and watch the little kids finishing school and helping in the restaurant it was so nice to meet the locals.

would you say Sperlonga would be like this?

Thank you
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Apr 10th, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Hi!

As I remember, the first time we had a couple of nights in Rome, then several in Sperlonga - visiting nearby Gaeta and Terracina by bus.....

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/lazio_more

Think we spanned a weekend, when it got a good bit busier with people down from Rome. The Aurora was wonderful...

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...ina_Lazio.html

... and if in need of a "slump" holiday we could have probably stayed longer - however Sperlonga is fairly small (pop 3000 - c.f. 60k on Ischia) and, on that visit, a whole week would been too much!

For an idea of June on Ischia, perhaps have a look through these...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/recjun

... good sunny weather most of the time, lively not manic - with Italian schools set to close on the 8th this year.

Last June's island magazine, for 'what's likely to be on'...

http://www.ischianews.com/images/pho...giugno-web.pdf

... with the festa of St Anthony of Padua usually celebrated on the 13th...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/sant_ant

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Apr 10th, 2013, 04:32 PM
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I've only been to Ischia once, so not an expert on the weather, but our trip was in the beginning of June and we had absolutely perfect weather. Warm but not hot, clear, flowers blooming everywhere. Fabulous!
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