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Monte Epomeo

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Address: Isola d'Ischia, Italy

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Absolutely sensational..not so easy if not used to hiking.... a must do if in Ischia.

This is just one of those 'wow' places to see. Bus to Fontana and then a 3km walk, all uphill. It's steep and rocky in places but neither my wife or I hike much so is doable if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just one of those 'wow' places to see. Bus to Fontana and then a 3km walk, all uphill. It's steep and rocky in places but neither my wife or I hike much so is doable if reasonably fit and mobile. Got bars and cafes on the way and a delightful one at the top. When you get there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left blue skies in Ischia town but as we got about half way up the mountain it was cloudy so we did not get the views unfortunately. However we enjoyed the 3km hike.The last part of the walk ( from Fontana) is a bit tricky and not suitable for everyone. There are a couple of cafes on the way... More 

Thank 907evansm
Bryanston, South Africa
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Really good fun work out. Have coffee or snack at the top. Amazing views of the whole island and surrounds.

Thank William T
Montgomery, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We are a couple late fifties/early sixties and we did this walk with our 21 year old daughter. We had hired a car for the day so were able to drive up to the first cafe, thus only leaving a walk of about 45mins - an hour up and about half an hour down. About three minutes walk up the... More 

1 Thank FiftyFifty5050
Tallinn, Estonia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lovely scenery, just make sure to make the trip on a sunny day - beautiful, breathtaking scenery. You can see Forio, Ischia, Corsica etc... stunning! Not too difficult, but be prepared for some exercise!

Thank Diana T
Bushey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

A couple in our fifties and fairly fit we chose an easy way up and more challenging way down. We got the bus from Forio to Fontana and then walked the 3k to the summit. Stunning views on the way up and at the top. The cafe at the top is reasonably priced with unparalleled views. We then descended by... More 

4 Thank JudyMarmite
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A nice hike up to the top. Make sure to do on a clear day so you can get a great view of the island. There is also a café at the top which has amazing bruschetta!

1 Thank 1--Shawna--1
Western Ireland, Ireland
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe stretching the definition of mountaineering a little but you do get to a summit - and what a summit! The whole island laid out before you, with Procida, Capri and the Sorrentine peninsula thrown in for good measure. We approached from Fontana; despite having researched the location, lost my nerve and jumped ship (the CS bus from Forio actually)... More 

1 Thank rostourist
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I took a rental scooter to the lower cafe and parked up. Then walked up the last section. May be slippery when wet but I climbed in bright sun and was pretty easy. Maybe about 1km and slopes not too severe. Plenty of small lizards rustling in bushes either side of path and a dishevelled rat were the only animals... More 

1 Thank Rikitiki123
Brussels, Belgium
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328 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I climbed from Forio, it takes 3 hours but the trail is much more pleasant than the one from Fontana, with great views, beautiful forest, .. You can also descend that way. There are red and white signs, but the signposting is not too visible at some points.

2 Thank Pierre W

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