Food tasting and sightseeing of Ischia island from Naples

Food tasting and sightseeing of Ischia island from Naples
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Food Tours > Culinary & Gourmet Tour
$229.41
Duration: 8 hours
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Embark on this full-day excursion of the largest island of the gulf of Naples, born by volcanic activity is a wellness destination for its natural hot springs. While touring Ischia Island with your private guide, you will discover not only the touristy part of the island, but also the local aspect, tasting special food and much more.

Beginning this full-day tour at 8am, you'll get to enjoy all of Ischia's best sights and food with the help of an English speaking guide. You will discover small hidden paradises, taste the culinary traditions of Ischia, and enjoy its rich landscape of beautiful sea and mountain views. Tons of shopping and old traditions available if desired.

You will meet your guide in the main port of Naples and cross to Ischia by shared jetfoil. As soon as you get on the island, a private car will pick up you and your group for a drive to the first stop of the tour. At the first stop, you'll enjoy the nature of a colorful garden, a good coffee, and “Sfugliatella”. Then you will be driven to Ischia Pointe, the ancient village of Celsa, famous for Aragonese Castle of Ischia. This location is mysterious as it stands out of the sea, detached from the rest of the island. It has a strong bond with the land, which goes beyond the bridge like an umbilical cord that connects it physically to Ischia Ponte. Most of the events, like the battles and Ischian courtly life, took place on top of the cliff in the middle of the sea. Here you will stop at a typical fruit and vegetables booth to taste some seasonal fruits before then stopping at the oldest bakery in Ischia for a piece of delicious warm bread with Mortadella. Next, you will go to the beach of Cartaromana, a famous thermal area that overlooks the Aragonese Castle, where you can relax and sit to delight your eyes and your palate. Moving on to Fontana, the smallest and highest town of Ischia, you will taste a delicious pasta dish and drink extraordinary wine in a restaurant totally inlaid on a big rock of green stone. After your long break and lots of eating, it will then be time for desert with a typical “Vin Santo” and ice cream in Sant’Angelo, which is a nice fisherman's village with a small harbor. On your way to Sant’Angelo, you'll see the “Fumarole”, the most interesting phenomenon resulting from the volcanic activity of Ischia. From the ground a great thermal energy emanates and produces clouds of vapor in the external atmosphere and bubbles of gas of around 100°c. Since the times of Romans, the warm sand was used to cure body pains through sand-baths. During the centuries these thermal waters have had many uses, including using the heat for culinary purposes. After about 8-hours in all, your driver will guide you back to the port in Naples.

Embark on this full-day excursion of the largest island of the gulf of Naples, born by volcanic activity is a wellness destination for its natural hot springs. While touring Ischia Island with your private guide, you will discover not only the touristy part of the island, but also the local aspect, tasting special food and much more.