Top things to do in Forio & the West Coast

Top Choice Gardens in Forio & the West Coast

La Mortella

A symphony of plants, La Mortella (the myrtles) is the former home and gardens of the late British composer, William Walton (1902–83), and his Argentine wife, Susana. Designed by Russell Page and inspired by the Moo…
Top Choice Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Ristorante Pietratorcia

Enjoying a bucolic setting among tumbling vines, wild fig trees and rosemary bushes, this A-list winery is a showcase for Ischian cooking. Tour the old stone cellars, sip a local drop and eye up a competent, seasona…
Top Choice Campanian in Forio & the West Coast

La Casereccia

Safe in the hands of Mamma Tina, Casereccia delivers plenty of full-flavoured casereccia (homemade food). The very Ischian menu pushes seafood, doughy pizzas, island-produced wine and that much vaunted local special…
Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Umberto a Mare

For 80 years lucky diners have been watching the sun set at this terraced restaurant by the Spanish mission–style Soccorso church in Forio. Pick between a low-key cafe-bar for light snacks or the more formal seasona…
Gardens in Forio & the West Coast

Giardini Ravino

The vision of local botanist Giuseppe D’Ambra, who has collected plants since the 1960s, this 6000-sq-metre garden pays homage to the not-so-humble cactus. There is a diverse collection here, as well as other succul…
Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Montecorvo

Part of the dining room at hillside Montecorvo is tunnelled into a cave, while the verdant terrace offers spectacular sunset views. Hidden amid lush foliage outside Forio, owner Giovanni prides himself on the specia…
Church in Forio & the West Coast

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Soccorso

This diminutive white church perched above the water in the town centre was originally part of a 14th-century Augustinian monastery; its side chapel and dome were added in 1791 and 1854 respectively, the latter rebu…
Italian in Forio & the West Coast

Zi Carmela

Dating back decades, this restaurant has a lovely terrace decorated with copper pans, ceramic mugs and strings of garlic and chillies. Locals come for seafood dishes such as the fritturina e pezzogne (white fish bak…