Upon meeting your guide at the main port of Sorrento, Marina Piccola, you'll board a shared jetfoil ferry to cross the waters over to Ischia Island. You'll meet your private car upon arrival, and you'll drive to the first stop of the tour, where you'll enjoy the nature of a colorful garden, a good coffee and and “Sfugliatella” - cream-filled local pastry resembling stacked leaves. Afterwards, head to Ischia Ponte to see the ancient village of Celsa, famous for Aragonese Castle of Ischia - mysteriously standing out of the sea, detached from the rest of the island. The castle has a strong bond with the land which goes beyond the bridge like an umbilical cord that connects it physically to Ischia Ponte. Most of the events, the battles and Ischian courtly life took place here, on top of this cliff in the middle of the sea. Here, you'll stop at a typical fruit and vegetables booth to taste some seasonal fruits then you will stop at the oldest bakery in Ischia for a piece of delicious warm bread, just taken out of the oven, with Mortadella meat.
Next, drive over to Cartaromana Beach, a famous thermal area which overlooks the Aragonese Castle, where you can take a seat and relax for a moment to enjoy the views. Afterwards, board your vehicle and head to Fontana - the smallest and highest town of Ischia, where you will taste a delicious pasta dish and drink extraordinary wine in a restaurant totally inlaid on a big rock of green stone. After satisfying your break and satisfying your palate, it will be time for desert with a typical “ Vin Santo” and an ice cream in Sant’Angelo which is a nice fisherman’s village with it's quaint harbor. On your way to Sant’Angelo, pay attention to the “Fumarole” - the most interesting phenomenon resulting from the volcanic activity. Out from the ground a great thermal energy emanates and produces clouds of vapor in the external atmosphere and bubbles of gas of around 212-degrees F/100-degrees C. Since the times of Romans, the warm sand was used to cure body pains through sand-baths. During the centuries these thermal waters have had many uses, including using the heat for culinary purposes.
At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to the port, and your guide will assist you with your ferry return to Sorrento where you'll arrive around 5pm.