Ischia, Italy
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Ischia, Italy

Ischia, Italy

Kayaking and swimming are popular pursuits in the hip beach town of Sant’ Angelo on Ischia.

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Ischia Porto

Ischia Porto is where you may arrive after a ferry trip to the Italian island, the setting of a memorable trip in Elena Ferrante’s novel “My Brilliant Friend.”

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The private beach at Negombo was a favorite base for families. The water remained shallow quite far

The private beach at Negombo is a favorite base for families. The water remains shallow quite far out, making swimming and floating easy and safe.

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The majority of the crowd at Sorgeto appeared to be Italian tourists. Some soaked in the thermal wat

The majority of the crowd at Sorgeto appeared to be Italian tourists. Some soaked in the thermal waters while others took advantage of the calm sea to swim farther out.

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Ischia, Italy

A short water taxi ride from Sorgeto deposited us on the beach of Sant’ Angelo, a hip area with shops and bars.

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Umbrellas, chairs and people bathing crowd the shore of Sorgeto. The clarity of the water is best ap

Sorgeto, on the southwest side of Ischia, Italy, has soothing thermal hot springs at the bottom of a steep, wide 214-step stairway.

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Ischia, Italy

Spaghetti alla vongole at Pane e Vino on the Riva Destra, which runs along Ischia’s port, epitomized the fresh, simple dishes for which Italy is famous.

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The various colored umbrellas represent different beach chair rental companies in Sant’ Angelo.

The various colored umbrellas represent different beach chair rental companies in Sant’ Angelo. This evening, one section played host to a children’s birthday party after sunbathers had packed up for the day.

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