Next: how to reach the island of Ischia:
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HYDROFOIL = ALISCAFO (only passengers) from Napoli: harbour Molo Beverello
50-60 minutes to Ischia Porto / Casamicciola / Forio
We pick you up if you disembark in Forio, call as on arrival 39 081 99 77 83 and kindly wait near the Hotel Villa Carolina, in front of the pier. Max. 4 persons.
Cost of the ticket: Aliscafo / hydrofoil € 20.00 + luggage / traghetto / ferry about € 12.00
Arriving by air: Upon arrival at Naples airport, you will need to go to the harbor: MOLO BEVERELLO where the HYDROFOIL (aliscafo) service to Ischia is available, or to PORTA DI MASSA for ferryboats. There is the public ALIBUS to the harbour Molo Beverello, 20-30 min. (ticket to be purchased on the bus) which has 1 stop at the railway station.
To reach the ferry-port PORTA DI MASSA: we advice to go by taxi.
Arriving by train: Arrived at Naples, the taxis are outside of the station. Ask to go to MOLO BEVERELLO or PORTA DI MASSA (the trip costs ca. € 15.00).
Attention: do not let the taxi driver feel that you are for the first time in Naples, otherwise he might do a sightseeing with you around the city. Just say that you are in hurry: PRESTO PER FAVORE!
We also organize the transfer from the airport or train station to Villa Ravino.
CROSSING the Bay – Villa Ravino
Please bear in mind that the last ferry boats for Ischia leave Naples at 21:55 h (check timetables) from Porta di Massa. We advice to go there by taxi. For a late arrival kindly inform us. Whether you eventually disembark at either Ischia Porto, Casamicciola or Forio, you will need to catch a taxi to your destination: Residence Villa Ravino, Via Provinciale Panza, Forio, or, in case of light luggage, the public bus No. 1 / 2 / CS, your stop is: Distributore PISCOPO (petrol pump PISCOPO). We are 50 m further on, on the left side. Little short steep way up to us.
The next stop is also suitable, in front of the botanical garden “GIARDINI RAVINO”, you enter through the garden (closed on Tuesday and Thursday and from 19:00 on).
The island bus service is quite good, with frequent buses to all the main points of interest.
Single tickets € 1.50 available at Villa Ravino / 1 week ticket Monday-Sunday € 14.50 to be ordered.
Car-hire is reasonably priced.
Arriving by car to embark in Napoli or Pozzuoli:
POZZUOLI: after the A1 (autostrada) take the TANGENZIALE destination. Follow the road signs (many exits to the City). Your EXIT is NO. 12: VIA CAMPANA. Turn right through Pozzuoli, (downward)until you are on the seafront.
ATTENTION: the passage to the harbor is not well marked, and the ticket office is just on the beginning of this way.
You need the logbook for the ticket. The cost of a car is appr. € 70.00 - 150.00 one way, including the driver. Other passengers have to pay extra.
NAPLES/ PORTO DI MASSA: exit from the A1: AREA PORTUALE: The traghetto (ferryboat) leaves from PORTA DI MASSA, entrance along the harbour-road. Last ferry at 21:55 (to be checked)
Ischia – Villa Ravino: Disembarked on the Island, take the right side on the main road. Passing through Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno. When you have the historical centre of Forio opposite to you, with the little harbor on your right side, turn left, following the road as far as to the Petrol station PISCOPO, ca. 1 km. We are a few meters further on, on the left side, Attention: little short steep way up to us. Parking 10 m before the house, on the right. Or, by a very big car, in front of the GIARDINI RAVINO entrance.