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ISCHIA ISLAND DREAMS

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STORY BY RICHARD THIEL   // PHOTOS BY AIMEE COLON

Compared to some of its more famous island neighbors like Capri and Elba, Ischia, which the Italians fondly refer to as their Island of Dreams, is something of a hidden gem, at least to foreigners. Italians know it well, which is hardly surprising given its volcanic beauty and the fact that it’s only about 18 miles west of bustling Naples. (Ferries leave from the port of Naples on the hour during the summer.) Although it measures just six miles east to west and four miles north to south and is very rugged and mountainous, Ischia has much to offer, including a famous castle, many thermal baths, and on a clear day, a stunning view of Mt. Vesuvius.

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