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Ischia, Italy Travel Information

According to searchforpublicschools, Ischia is an island in the Gulf of Naples (Europe). Ischia is the largest island of the Phlegraean Islands (Italy) and is only 33 kilometers from the Italian west coast (near the Italian city of Naples). The capital of Ischia is the eponymous Ischia. A number of large cities on Ischia are: Forio, Barano, Sant’Angelo and Casamicciola.

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Ischia is a rocky island with Monte Epomeo (787 meters) as its highest point. This mountain is therefore the center of the island. Due to the fertility of the slopes of this mountain, many vineyards are located here. Furthermore, the island is mainly green with many forests. The coastline is mostly rocky interspersed with some sandy beaches. Ischia is known for its narrow streets, idyllic towns, hot springs and natural mud baths. As a result, most tourists come for one of the many spas. Ischia is also known for “Castello Aragonese”. This is a large castle built on a small island off the coast of Ischia. This can be reached from Ponte Ischia via a dam.

Where is Ischia located?

Travel information of Ischia

Official name: Ischia
Continent: Europe
Area: 46.3 km²
Capital: Ischia
Country code: IT, ITA
Population: 62,027 inhabitants (2014)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 788 m (Mount Epomeo)
Distance (Amsterdam – Ischia): 1,467 km
Flight time: Ischia has no airport (closest is Naples, approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes flying time)

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Ischia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Ischia, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Ischia. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Ischia?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Ischia at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Ischia has a Mediterranean climate. The island generally has warm summers (25 to 30 degrees) and mild winters (10 to 15 degrees).
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Ischia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Ischia can be found at Climate info.

Best time
April, May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Ischia. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

Italian is the official language on Ischia.
Would you like to translate from or into Italian for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Italy:
Dutch Consulate in Naples (also for Ischia):
Italian Embassy in the Netherlands:
Italian consulates in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Ischia.

Money and Currency matters
On Ischia you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Ischia can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Ischia are slightly higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +10% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (8% cheaper), food (27% more expensive), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (17% cheaper) and public transport (48% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

It is not customary to tip on Ischia, but it is appreciated. If there is no service charge on the receipt yet and the service is good, tip approximately 5-10%.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on Ischia is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Ischia can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Ischia you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Ischia.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Ischia.

Electricity On Ischia you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on Ischia can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap because of the chlorine content. This can cause stomach or intestinal complaints.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Ischia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Italy (Ischia) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Ischia end
Unofficial website with a lot of information about Ischia:

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Ischia is 0039 or +39.
(You must leave the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Ischia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(You must omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Ischia Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Ischia.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Ischia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Ischia.

An overview of all public holidays on Ischia can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Ischia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Ischia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Ischia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Ischia can be found on Protected Planet.
Ischia is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Ischia? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Ischia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Ischia, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Ischia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0 for novice drivers up to 3 years old).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…Ischia is known for its thermal springs and mud baths?
…On Ischia the spring water contains minerals that have a beneficial effect on rheumatism?
…Ischia originated from a volcanic eruption?
…Ischia is visited annually by more than 4 million tourists?