Island Secrets

Phlegraean Islands

Explore the mysterious past and old-world charm of Italy's Phlegraean Islands. Visit a hidden fortress, healing hot springs, medieval prisons and cliff-top resorts, and sample handmade pastas and potent espresso.

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Castello Aragonese

Accessible via an old stone bridge and a hidden tunnel, the Castello Aragonese was built in 476 BC on a giant rock just off the coast of Ischia. Explore the fortress’s museum, and even spend the night in the hotel that’s part of the castle.

Ponte Aragonese
80070 Ischia, NA, Italy

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With 9 miles of jagged coastline, Procida’s longest stretch of beach is at Chiaiolella on the southern shore. The beach’s dark sands speak to the island’s volcanic origins.

Procida, NA, Italy

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Located on the tiny island of Procida, the seaside town of Corricella has become a favorite filming location for movies looking for a picturesque backdrop, thanks to its classic, historic-looking coastline.

Procida, NA, Italy

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Parco Negombo

Take a dip in one of Ischia’s famous thermal pools, located at the Parco Negombo. This extensive complex of volcanic pools, mud baths and natural sea caves allow visitors to relax and soak up the area’s healing mineral waters.

Baia di S. Montano
80076 Ischia, NA, Italy

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Terra Murata

Procida was once home to a monstrous prison designed to hold Italy’s most notorious prisoners. Built as a fort in the 15th century, the prison closed in the 1980s, causing an increase in tourism to the island.

Procida, NA, Italy

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From the shore, catch a glimpse of Procida’s islet, Vivara. Connected to the mainland by a bridge, this untouched crescent is a protected nature reserve. Although it’s closed to the public, you can reach it – if you’re willing to swim!

Isola di Vivara, NA, Italy

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