Ischia, although lesser known than its more famous counterpart, Capri, is an inviting and beautiful Italian holiday island and is often considered the secret gem in the crown of Naples. The volcanic island of Ischia is situated in the northern end of the Gulf of Naples. Ischia is the largest of all the Italian islands and is host to six million visitors each year. Beautiful Ischia holiday villas are in high demand here. Along with the fabulous food, glorious weather and spectacular scenery, another huge draw to this area are the volcanic thermal spas. The mountainous island of Ischia has also played host to Hollywood stars throughout its history, the film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor and parts of The Talented Mr. Ripley were filmed on the island, along with many other films, making Ischia holiday rentals hard to come by during filming periods!
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Despite Ischia's starring role in the modern entertainment industry, its illustrious history dates back even further, some estimate its origins can be traced back even further than 474 BC. The Aragonese castle, the most visited monument on the island is one of the many testaments to this long history. The remnants of the island's fascinating and extensive history are still visible in the form of its towers, chapels and breathtaking gardens. Taking a tour is a must-do activity and information will be readily available in close proximity to any of the Ischia villa rentals and indeed all over the island itself. Another activity in the Ischia holiday rentals arena which should definitely be considered is a boat tour a trip around the island of Ischia. These enable you to take in some of Ischia’s idyllic scenery. The Italian island boasts some of the most awe inspiring beaches in Europe, each one seemingly more striking than the last. There are also natural amenities such as thermal springs and natural spas offering visitors the unforgettable opportunity to relax and enjoy the beach scenery.
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Fumarole beach is a popular hang-out spot among locals at night time and locals and tourists alike often flock here on sunny evenings to cook their dinner on the sandy golden stretches. Ischia holiday rentals provide such services as jet ski hire, and sailing and surfing equipment should you want to inject some further adventure into your Ischia beach holidays. While there is no bad time to visit Ischia, certain times of the year are busier than others, as the social calendar of Ischia is impressive. The period between May and September are buzzing with social events, with the Foreign film festival in June, various food and wine festivals and musical and theatre events making for an extremely enjoyable summer season. However, as the summer months can be such a busy time of year, it is advisable to research and book accommodation on the island in advance to avoid dissapointment.
Some other holiday suggestions with fabulous food and spectacular scenery:
Take a trip to and marvel at the 15th century Maribo Cathedral, which has been impressively preserved to this day with its magnificent look and breathtaking architectural design
Take a day trip 28 kilometres southwest of Barban to the beautiful city of Pula, an essential day-trip location for those who like history, culture and Roman ruins - Barban Villas
Pra Loup Holiday Homes - try your hand at skiing, mountain biking, horse riding, trampolining, parachuting, ice-skating, tennis and paragliding while admiring the beautiful mountain backdrop
Go for the pretty beaches and delightful vistas of Cala Ratjada Villas
Lolland Holiday Cottages and marvel at the 15th century Maribo Cathedral, which has been impressively preserved to this day with its magnificent look and breathtaking architectural design