Visit nearby towns, see the 700 BC treasure of Nestor’s Cup and join jazz nights in a garden cafe.
Lacco Ameno is a place to stroll by the sea, enjoy an aperitif, admire the bay’s centrepiece ‘funghi’ rock, eroded by time. The Greeks first landed here bringing vines and wine, they left behind a trove of pottery, which can be seen in the museum beneath the Church of Santa Restituta.
The greatest treasure is the 700BC Nestor’s Cup, on view at Villa Arbusto museum, former home of the 1950's film magnate, Angelo Rizzoli. The cup bears a three-line inscription which is one of the oldest known example of writing in the Greek alphabet, it promises "...the one who drinks form this cup will suddenly fall in love with Aphrodite and her beautiful crown".
Forio is a charming town by the sea, home to the pretty Chiesa del Soccorso and lined with shops and eateries, with a lively evening atmosphere. It is also home to the renowned botanical garden La Mortella.
Ischia town is an energetic evening scene, drop into the Americano café for live jazz in the gardens. If it’s morning try their speciality diminutive cappuccino. Via Roma has all the boutiques, great ice cream is at Cicco, pick up a cone and make an evening passegiata.
St Angelo is traditionally a fishing town, on the south side of the island. It has a typical Mediterranean feel, with white washed facades, and many restaurants and cafes by the port.