Arrival at Ischia Porto
For some details and help with getting to the island,
Photo taken as the hydrofoil approached the landing stage but note that,
as of Feb 2013 (and through until Easter or so), it's out of action!
To find the bus depot, head towards the church, then to the right - some 200 metres.
Six comune - three arrival ports
The island of Ischia is divided into six administrative areas - known in Italian as comune.
The most populous, and the only one to have been granted 'city' status, is also called Ischia
- it's then sub-divided into two parts, Porto - near the harbour - and Ponte, near the Castello.
Clockwise, the others are Barano, Serrara Fontana, Forio, Lacco Ameno and Casamicciola.
There are three ports that offer regular services for passengers and/or vehicles...
Ischia Porto and Casamicciola (both with ferry ships and passenger hydrofoils)
and Forio (passenger hydrofoils only)
The main fleet operators - with services to a host of destinations, but in particular
Naples Beverello, Mergellina, Pozzuoli and Procida - are...
Alilauro (hydrofoils only) ... http://www.alilauro.it
Caremar (hydrofoils and car ferries) ... http://www.caremar.it
Medmar (car ferries only) ... http://www.medmargroup.it
SNAV (hydrofoils only) ... http://www.snav.it
In high season, there's also a daily connection from, and back to the Amalfi Coast:
Although the island is only about 7 miles by 4, much of its coastline
is fringed with popular bathing beaches, interspersed - particularly
to the south - with narrow inlets and tall cliffs that plunge straight
into the Mediterranean.
The exception on the southern coast is one long sandy stretch which runs
all the way from Maronti to Sant'Angelo.
Comune of Ischia, set fares for taxis - May 2007
You're meant to ask for these predetermined fares before setting off, but will probably
be charged them anyway...
They include any and all supplements for baggage, pets, travel on highdays and holidays,
and 'return to base' - but there's an extra €3 to pay from 10 PM to 7AM (22:00 to 07:00).
The last shown is a 3 hour tour of the island, which we've done with some friends over on
a day's visit from Sorrento. Whilst not particularly cheap, it turned out to be very jolly,
and much better for their elderly mother than the hassle of using the buses!
Perhaps print this list, and show it to the driver - so they're clear what you want?
In PDF format:
... and an online version, on the Comune's website:
Note though that these apply only to taxis operating out of the city of Ischia.
Your fare "back", in one based elsewhere on the island, may well not be the same
- even on an identical journey - as each Comune can set its own rates!
Ponte taxi boat prices 2012
A few tiny changes, on the most local journeys only....
Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte
Approximate dates of the island's summer festas
Fairly often several days of celebrations - both secular and religious - will span the
particular date that's shown....
Timetable reproduced from "Ischia - i sentieri della luce" - a leaflet published
in 2009, with a welcome message from the Bishop of Ischia, available for download
It's also a very good source of information about the island's many places of worship!
:: The island's food shops, markets etc ::
:: Restaurants, food and wine - Ischia ::
A few of the things and places here on the island that we enjoy....