Sant’Angelo, Ischia

Picturesque little resort on the island of Ischia


A busy and attractive beach destination, Sant’Angelo is located on the southern coast of Ischia; a pretty mixture of hotels and houses piled higgledy-piggledy on the slopes facing the sea. A small isthmus, alongside a packed beach, connects the mainland to a rocky outcrop, which was once topped by a tower destroyed by the English.

Inland from Sant’Angelo and up in the hills are neighbouring villages such as Serrara Fontana, which is a good base for walks in the hills and up Monte Epomeo.

Sant'Angelo, Ischia

The long bay extending eastwards from Sant’Angelo is one of the island’s most popular beaches, and within a short distance is an area of hot springs, which can be reached on foot or by water taxi. Various excursions are possible by boat and water taxi, and set prices are displayed by the little jetty alongside the isthmus.

As well as a few beach shops and boutiques, Sant’Angelo is also home to some pleasant bars and restaurants with staggeringly panoramic terraces.

Sant’Angelo is connected with the rest of the island by frequent buses, which depart from a lay-by up the road from the bay. Buses have to zigzag up the hill though, so progress isn’t particularly fast.