Italy: Ischia, Capri & The Amalfi Coast

Favourite Experiences:

  • Bathing in Ischia’s famous healing thermal waters and volcanic mud
  • Exploring the ritzy island of Capri and sampling the famous gelato at “Buonocore Gelateria”
  • Wandering the pedestrianized streets of the charming Amalfi Coast town of Positano 

In October, I was fortunate enough to travel to Ischia, Capri and the Amalfi Coast – FOR WORK! This was my first time visiting southern Italy, and although the trip involved a lot of property inspections (which I enjoy!) there was also plenty of time to soak up all that these destinations in the Gulf of Naples and along the Sorrentine Peninsula have to offer.

You may have heard of the Amalfi Coast and Capri, but have you heard of the island of Ischia? A short hydrofoil ride away from Naples, this volcanic island is famous for its thermal spas, botanical gardens, excellent beaches, and charming little fishing villages. Compared to Capri and the Amalfi Coast, Ischia remains largely undiscovered by tourists. It’s a quiet and peaceful escape and I highly recommend you spend a few nights enjoying Ischia if you visit this region! Popular and ritzy Capri makes an excellent day trip from Ischia or the Amalfi Coast. The island of Capri is famous for its high-end hotels and shops, beautiful rugged landscape, and the popular “Blue Grotto”. It’s hard not to feel like a celebrity while in Capri! Don’t miss the famous gelato at Buonocore Gelateria – it was even more delicious than I thought! Lastly, the Amalfi Coast is an absolute stand out! In my opinion, you haven’t seen the best of Italy until you’ve travelled along this beautiful coastline and visited the beautiful vertical towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.

Below are some of my favourite photos from my trip to Ischia, Capri & the Amalfi Coast:

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Aragon’s Castle on the island of Ischia

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Views of Lacco Ameno from 5* San Montano Resort & Spa, Ischia

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Mortella Botanic Gardens, Ischia

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Mortella Botanic Gardens, Ischia

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View of Ischia from the top of the Mortella Botanic Gardens, Ischia

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Sandy beach at Poseidon Thermal Gardens, Ischia

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One of 20+ thermal pools at Poseidon Thermal Gardens, Ischia

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Poseidon Thermal Gardens, Ischia

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Town of Lacco Ameno, Ischia

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Lacco Ameno Pier, Ischia

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Sunset at the harbour of Lacco Ameno, Ischia

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View of Lacco Ameno at sunset from my room at 5* Alberga della Regina Isabella, Ischia

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Last views of Ischia from the hydrofoil to Capri

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Faraglioni Rocks, Capri

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Boutiques in Capri Town

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Capri’s best gelato at Buonocore Gelateria (try the coconut!)

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Capri Town

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Capri Town

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Town of Sorrento from the Sky Bar at 4* Hotel Mediterranean

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Sant’Agnello di Sorrento

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View of Mt Vesuvius from the Sky Bar at 4* Hotel Mediterraneo 

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Stunning views of Capri from 5* Hotel Punta Taagara

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Augustus Gardens, Capri

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Amalfi Coast at sunrise

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Positano at sunrise

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Beach at 5* Borgo Sant’Andrea – opening soon in Amalfi!

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Town of Positano from it’s famous beach

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Amalfi Coast at Sunset

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Positano as seen from 5* Hotel Villa Franca

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