Sant'Angelo di Ischia
A captivating town on the island of Ischia, Sant'Angelo is worth visiting. The old fishing village retains tons of charm in its narrow streets that are lined with white-washed and pastel painted buildings. Terraces and balconies offer fabulous views of the marina and sea. The village follows the crescent shape of the coast and has good beaches and quiet coves for swimming and sunbathing.
Sant'Angelo has long been the haunt of artists and intellectuals. The heart of Sant'Angelo is the Piazzetta, a lively central square that opens to the beach for the sun worshippers, while showcasing boutiques, art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants for shopping and fun, both day and night. Many of our guests tell us that they found great souvenirs and interesting items to take home here.
The volcanic origins of the island have enriched it with abundant thermal springs, making it a popular destination for spa goers. At Cava Petrelle you'll find the famous "fumarole" - weird heat vapors that emit through the sand! Cavascura offers a thermal playground in the natural rocks, caves and waterfalls. There are plenty of spas for those who want massage, facial and other treatments.
Sant'Angelo's biggest party is the annual Festa di San Michele, where the statue of the saint is carried through the streets of the town before then going for a boat ride. It's followed by a concert in the piazza and fireworks.
Ferries transport you to Ischia, and buses will get you to the village of Sant'Angelo.
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Explore nearby towns
The island of Ischia never fails to surprise.
Barano is Ischia's second largest town and one that has kept its painstakingly planted and tended vineyards and vegetable gardens.
Forio is a picture-perfect town, perfectly framed in its seting between the colourful landscapes of Mount Epomeo and the crystalline sea.