Ischia: the emerald island
The biggest island in the gulf of Naples is an emerald for its lush vegetation that starts from the top of the mountain “Epomeo” and arrives to the sea.
This patch of land well represents the four basic elements: fire, land, water and air.
The island, we can say, is on fire, because has volcanic origin and its underground is still made of boiling lava. This land is perfect for cultivating vines thanks to the volcanic constitution of the soil and its climate.
The Greeks started the wine production when they founded here the first colony of the Great Greece about 3000 years ago. Nowadays the it is still produced and is famous all over the world.
Water is present under and around the island. Its boiling bowels warm freshwater forming fantastic thermal springs and you can enjoy them in the thermal parks set on the island. All around the island there is a beautiful sea with a variety of Mediterranean fishes and a marvelous seabed.
Air is pure thanks to the winds and is perfumed by the flowers at the spring time and by the sea. This amazing environment is appreciated by the tourists coming from all over the world.
There they can find, history, art, wellness, traditions and local food.
The tour will start from the port of Naples reaching the island by boat. At the arrival a taxi or a bus pick you up to make the tour of the island.
There will be several stops at the most amazing locations of the island. At the lunch time you will stop in a typical restaurant.
After lunch will have free time and then return to Naples by boat.
Tour duration: full day
Equipment: comfortable shoes and casual clothing, hat and bottle of water for sunny days, umbrella and / or waterproof jacket for rainy days.