Vineyards in the hills around Ischia Porto. Photo by Miriam Fiore.
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the city of Naples (see Travel information on how to reach Ischia). It measures approximately 10 km (6 miles) east to west and 7 km (4 miles) north to south and it has 34 km (21 miles) of coastlines; it is almost entirely mountainous. The island is very populous with roughly 60.000 residents.
You can find more information on the island at:
The school will take place at Grand Hotel delle Terme Re Ferdinando, a 4-star hotel in the main town of the island (Ischia Porto); while some participants will find it convenient to stay there, there are also many other hotels in the immediate vicinity, including the ones listed here.
Ischia is a very popular tourist destination; this means that the island is well prepared to host foreign guests, but also that hotels can fill up. We strongly recommend that participants book their accomodation in advance, preferably by the end of March, to ensure they find something that suits their needs.