If you are thinking of a relaxing time by the sea, Sorrento should definitely be one for your bucket list. But have you noticed those three islands, Procida, Ischia and Capri, all visible to their fullest from the coast?Procida, the smallest island in the archipelago, has been chosen by renowned directors time and again as the ideal setting for several cinematic masterpieces. Of volcanic origin, Procida is also connected to the Island of Vivara by a narrow bridge. Its narrow streets and churches, somehow pair the tranquility of the beach, with walks through the town center to admire the architecture of centuries past. Two beaches that you should make every effort to reach are the island most frequented Chiaiolella Beach and the Beach at Pozzo Vecchio.
In not more than of a 30 minutes ferry boat trip you can reach Ischia, the largest of all the Campanian islands: Ischia Ponte is its evocative historic center marked by ancient paths and bottegas, while Ischia Porto is a tiny fishing village. The Aragonese Castle in Ischia Ponte, constructed by the tyrant Hiero of Syracuse in 474 B.C., is the most-visited monument on the entire Island.
Because Ischia also has a wealth of regenerating natural springs, the thermal bath parks and spas here are practically more than can be counted. More importantly, they are appreciated throughout the world, with 6 millions of tourist visiting the island every year.
The last island on our itinerary of Naples Bay is the wonderful Capri, a summer residence of choice since Roman times. Stomping ground for poets, writers and a slew of legendary personages back in the days, today the island is one of the most fancy and posh spots in the country.
Those in search of a clear sea can visit the renowned Grotta Azzurra. The iconic Faraglioni, three peaks immersed in the water, donate a gorgeous scenography to the landscape.
After sunset, life on the three islands finds its best definition in romantic walks and in the typical cuisine, served at characteristic restaurants offering only delicious local specialties.