Italy:Ischia

After Rome we took the train to Naples (Don’t stop in Naples…not recommended) and took a boat ride to the island of Ischia.

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Ischia is an island close to the famous Capri, but less touristy. Gardenia Mare, our Airbnb, was perched high on a hill but still close to everything because the island is small. We had dinner that first night looking over the mediterranean and a medieval castle on a small island a few yards from the main island.

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We spent the next couple of days lounging on  the natural lava rocks under umbrellas and taking a dip in the sea. Usually you have to rent an umbrella but our little apartment came with a private beach area. We walked into town to get treats from a little fruit stand, eat gelato, and buy some souvenirs. The beach life was a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of Rome.

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