Ischia Shopping: Where to Go

Between a dip in the sea and a little ‘relaxation at the spa, the island will win you over with its fantastic boutiques. During your holiday you will surely want to go shopping to buy some souvenirs, typical products of the island, a gift for your friends and relatives, or a piece of clothing that will remind you of your stay on the island.

Ischia shopping will not disappoint you, giving you a fantastic shopping experience which includes luxury brands, craft boutiques and souvenir shops.

The Vittoria Colonna Course in Ischia Porto is definitely ideal for your shopping or even just for a walk in the evening. There are so many shops and high fashion boutiques.

Going down the course, you get to via Roma, the central street a few steps from the port. Even here, there are many clothing stores, but also small craft shops, typical products, restaurants and bars.

Those interested in handcrafted objects can buy baskets, lampshades, hats and other items made from plaited straw following an antique island tradition that has been passed down the female generations.

The use of terracotta is also an antique island tradition: there are still craft shops today that sell handmade items such as vases, cups and other ornaments.

Food and wines to purchase can instead be found in the several food and wine shops where you can try the island’s traditional tastes and buy souvenirs to take home, such as the delicious citrus fruit or Millefiori honey or a few bottles of white Ischia wine such as Forastera and Biancolella. For a more low-key experience, explore the tiny boutiques and art galleries in Sant’Angelo and Lacco Ameno.

Sant’Angelo is an ancient and fascinating fishing village, kissed by the sun and caressed by the sea, which has become a destination for Italian and international tourism.

Life and shopping are concentrated in the famous little square, surrounded by bars, restaurants, small shops and elegant boutiques that make Sant’Angelo a little Capri.

Lacco Ameno with its promenade is ideal for a walk and a bit of shopping. Walking along its course you will find small boutiques of textile crafts, jewellers, clothing boutiques and shoe shops.

The walks along the course are pleasant towards evening, when at dusk tourists and locals pour into the street and sit among the tables of the bars for an aperitif at sunset.

Useful information: Most shops in Ischia open from 9am to 1pm, then close until 4 or 430pm and remain open until 8 or 830pm on Monday to Saturday and remain closed all day on Sundays.

Ischia Shopping – How to Get There

In Hydrofoil and Ferry From
Mergellina, Napoli Beverello, Pozzuoli
Navigation Companies: SNAV, Caremar, Medmar, AliLauro

Best time to visit Ischia

Ischia has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. You can expect beautiful weather all year-round in Ischia thanks to its location in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Winter is very mild and considered to be the best time to go to Ischia for fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. Ranging from just 5°C at night up to 13°C during the day, temperatures are quite pleasant, and a lot warmer than most of Europe.

If you want to enjoy the warm weather while on holiday, the best time to visit Ischia is during the summer. July and August are the warmest months, with highs reaching 35°C.

The sea is warm in the summer and tends to remain mild until early autumn when temperatures begin to cool down. It’s far too cold to swim in the sea during winter, but you can still enjoy a relaxing soak in the island’s natural springs.

Ischia Hotels – Where to Stay

Best luxury hotel: Miramare e Castello 5*, Ischia Porto

World-class luxury and excellent service

Miramare e Castello Hotel is an exclusive five-star luxury oriented hotel with a strong tradition on the Island of Ischia. It is located on the sea, with a private beach, a beauty farm, an outdoor panoramic swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool, two Jacuzzis on the roof garden and a restaurant on the seaside. The name of the hotel describes its charming position : it stands almost side by side with the splendid Aragonese Castle, the real symbol of the Island of Ischia.

Best mid-range hotel: Hotel Floridiana Terme 4*, Ischia Porto

Excellent location

The location of this hotel is perfect. You just walk out of the lobby and you are on the main street where shops and bars are open till late. There are so many fantastic restaurants in walking distance and the beach is just a couple of minutes away. You can easily reach the port from where excursions depart.

Best budget hotel: Relais Bijoux Ischia, Ischia Porto

Amazing view overlooking the sea

Beautiful villa with breathtaking views, the colors of the sea and the ceramics of Vietri, the hospitality and the attention of its owner will made your stay in Ischia even more enjoyable. Situated high up on a hill it has a gorgeous terrace areas and a great swimming pool, perfect for relaxing in the heat. A free shuttle service to/from the port is available.

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