What to do in july in Ischia

Luisa B.

All there is to do in Ischia in July

Ischia, pearl of the Mediterranean, is a tourist destination suitable for everyone thanks to the beautiful beaches, the relaxing thermal parks, the nightlife, the typical food, the many cultural discoveries and more: in the month of July, Ischia takes on a "new life " becoming an exclusive destination full of unique events.


8 things to do in Ischia in July


1. Go around the island by boat

Among the things to do absolutely in Ischia in July there is undoubtedly a tour of the island by boat, by renting it or through guided tour organizations. It is probably the most beautiful experience that can be had in Ischia: going around the island by boat it is possible to admire the wonderful coasts of Ischia, Mount Epomeo which overlooks the island, swim under the Aragonese Castle, dive next to to the Mushroom of Lacco Ameno and a swim in the clear waters of the most incredible bays.

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Tour of the island of Ischia by boat

2. Participate in the Ischia Film Festival

Ischia Film Festival is one of the most awaited events of the year. It is held every year in Ischia, between June and July, in the marvelous location of the Aragonese Castle. The Festival was conceived twenty years ago in order to spread the "Cinetourism", or rather the promotion of the Italian territory through the audiovisual. An exciting and culturally rich event.

Ischia Film Festival at the Aragonese Castle

3. Visit the La Mortella Gardens

The La Mortella Gardens belong to the attractions most loved by tourists. Well-kept and fragrant, the La Mortella Gardens of Ischia host plants and flowers of very rare species, located with care and taste, with the breathtaking panorama of Forio behind them. In July, symphonic music shows are organized right in the Greek Theater of the Gardens, in which young musicians from all over Italy take part. One thing is certain: there is no tourist who has been to Ischia in July without having visited these beautiful Gardens.

Mortella Gardens in Ischia

4. Sea party on the rocks of Sant'Anna

Among the most exciting experiences that Ischia offers in July, there is undoubtedly the elusive Festa di Sant'Anna in Ischia Ponte: it is the popoular and important festival of the year which, every 26 July, transforms the village of Ischia Ponte in a show of vitality and joy thanks to the hundreds of Ischia citizens and tourists who invade the village, but not only by land... also by sea! Like any patronal feast, numerous characteristic stalls line up along the village, but the distinctive points of the feast of Sant'Anna are certainly the famous and beloved parade of allegorical boats and the exciting fire at the Aragonese Castle. The pyromusical show is not to be missed which, seen on a boat from the sea, acquires greater charm.

Feast of Sant'Anna in Ischia Ponte

5. Nightlife in the Right Bank and in Forio

Ischia in July is by night and in Ischia Porto the evening is on the Right Bank. There are many typical restaurants along the shore of the port of Ischia in which to spend the pre-evening, and then move on to dance in the most popular disco bars on the island. The nightlife is not limited only to the Ischia Porto area: even Forio, on the west coast of the island, is full of cafes along the port where you can spend a beautiful and intense summer evening on vacation, especially on Thursdays for the very crowded Thursday Foriano!

Right bank in Ischia Porto

6. Relax at the Negombo Thermal Park

Taking a relaxing break in July at the Negombo thermal park is certainly one of the best choices to make if you come on holiday to Ischia, immersed in the marvelous natural landscape of the bay of San Montano (one of the most suggestive inlets of Ischia), in a place wellness and relaxation consisting of 11 thermal and marine pools, a wellness centre, restaurants, bars and a private beach.

Negombo Thermal Park in Ischia

7. "The ghosts of the Aragonese Castle"

The monologues of "The ghosts of the Aragonese Castle" are held every July in Ischia: it is an original theatrical visit in which it is possible to learn about the emotions and experiences of illustrious characters of the past, such as King Alfonso I of Aragon, the politician Carlo Poerio, the noblewoman founder of the convent Beatrice Quadra and the noble poet Vittoria Colonna.

The ghosts of the Aragonese Castle in Ischia

8. Eat a good Neapolitan pizza

Having dinner on a warm July evening in Ischia with an exquisite pizza is a culinary experience to be enjoyed absolutely. The Neapolitan pizza was imported from nearby Naples, and is also very good in Ischia! We recommend trying it at the Onda Verde restaurant-pizzeria, with a wonderful view of the Maronti and Sant'Angelo.

Neapolitan pizza in Ischia

These are just 8 things to absolutely do in Ischia in July, but in summer it is possible to wander among a myriad of activities, discoveries and experiences that only the island of Ischia can offer.

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