Capri, Ischia and Procida, the three dream islands in the Gulf of Naples

The Bay of Naples is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular bays in Italy. For a complete view, you need to go to Cape Posillipo and Virgiliano Park. The park's belvedere takes in the entire Gulf of Naples and offers a view of the three jewels of the Campanian Sea: Capri, Procida and Ischia. Each island is unique and deserves to be discovered! Capri is certainly the best known, with its picture-postcard landscapes. Procida is less touristy, yet its authentic charm and colourful harbour deserve to be better known! Ischia is a magnificent volcanic island covered in lush vegetation, renowned for its thermal waters. Are you torn between the three? The good news is that it's very easy to get to them from Naples, so why choose?

Overview of the gulf and city of Naples

Overview of the gulf and city of Naples

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Set sail to discover the islands of the Gulf of Naples

While the three islands in the Gulf of Naples are easily accessible by ferry (you'll find more information in the dedicated sections), it's still much more pleasant to discover them at your own pace, without stressing about timetables, and in a more intimate way by chartering a boat! With or without a skipper, from a small boat to a luxury yacht, you're bound to find one that suits you!

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Capri, Italy's most glamorous island

Less than an hour's ferry ride from Naples and Sorrento, make sure you spend a day visiting one of Italy's most glamorous islands! The island of Faraglioni has been a must-see since the time of Emperor Tiberius, who built a sumptuous villa here for his leisure time. It would take an entire novel (or almost!) to list all the great names and historical figures who have stayed, visited, spoken or simply loved Capri.

View of the Faraglioni rocks on the island of Capri
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Visiting the Villa Lysis, walking along the Via Krupp path or sipping a coffee on Capri's famous Piazzetta are just some of the wonders of this bombshell of an island. In summer, we recommend a boat trip, while in autumn or winter, you should always check the weather, because although there are many connections with the city of Naples, they are suspended in the event of bad weather.

View of Piazza Umberto and Santo Stefano church
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Practical information

👉 How to get to Capri

Ferries and hydrofoils to Capri depart daily from Molo Beverello in Naples or from Calata Porta di Massa.

👉 Cost of ticket

  • hydrofoil: from €20
  • ferry: from 15 euros
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Procida, the authentic beauty

The island of Procida is a whirlwind of colours, scents and flavours when you lose yourself in the authenticity of its villages and maritime roots. The smallest of the islands in the Neapolitan bay is no less fascinating, quite the opposite in fact.

Once you disembark at Marina Grande, you'll be fascinated by the picturesque pastel-coloured houses lining the streets. Here, la dolce vita is not an empty phrase. You can stop for a while in the squares, without worrying about the passage of time, just for the pleasure of watching people chat.

Procida's colorful marina

The colourful marina of Procida

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Procida is one of the pearls of the Flegrean Islands, nestling in the Gulf of Naples between Ischia and Cape Miseno. Between the harbour coast and the coves, the colours of its villages, which are also reflected in the crystal-clear waters, shine brightly. To reach Procida's historic centre, walk up the village's main street to a church dedicated to sailors, then continue on to the fortifications overlooking the village centre.

The port of La Corricella in Procida
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Head east along Via Vittorio Emanuele II to Piazza dei Martiri, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view! Continue on to the other attractions: the Sanctuary of S. Maria delle Grazie, the Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo with its catacombs and the Belvedere, from where you can admire the view over the Gulf of Naples.

Practical information

👉 How to get to Procida :

Ferries depart daily from Naples from the Molo Beverello or Calata Porta di Massa landing stages.

👉 Cost of ticket

  • from 15 euros
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Ischia, between nature and well-being

An hour's ferry ride from Naples, Ischia is the largest island in the bay and one of those with the most varied landscapes. Its slopes are covered with vineyards and forests, and the island has numerous thermal springs.

Panoramic view of the magnificent village of Sant'Angelo on the island of Ischia
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But don't forget the beautiful beaches! Go to Casamicciola Terme to see the springs and enjoy the beach. From Barano, you can also climb Mount Epomeo or visit the pretty seaside resort of Maronti. This little jewel of Campania is characterised by a unique biodiversity, as witnessed by the Ravino gardens, a botanical park with one of the largest plant collections in Europe.

Ischia is volcanic in origin and boasts numerous hot springs and spas. Unforgettable sunsets await you on this island before taking the ferry back to Naples.

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Practical information

👉 How to get to Procida :

Ferries depart daily from Naples from the Molo Beverello or Calata Porta di Massa landing stages.

👉 Cost of ticket

  • hydrofoil: from €20
  • ferry: from 15 euros
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