Monte Epomeo

Monte Epomeo, Isola d'Ischia: Address, Monte Epomeo Reviews: 4.5/5

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sasha
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Go all the way to the top if you’re up for it and have sure footing! The first hill up the long concrete road is steep, flanked by lovely local plants on either side. The dirt path up the mountain is also steep and sometimes Barry, sometimes large rocks, but not impossible (I am active and strong, but am not a Cross Fit junkie, and there were a wide variety of folks at the top). The very top of the rock might be a lot for those who are afraid of heights, but there is a guard rail to hold for balance and the view is absolutely beautiful. I got a limone arance mista juice at the top restaurant and had a heart lunch / dessert at La Porta di Agartha Ristorante afterward (a bit further back down from the tip top) which I highly highly recommend. I started around 11:30am-ish and took my time, and by the time I got to Agartha restaurant it was about 1:00pm.
Written June 19, 2021
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rkousor
Breda, The Netherlands55 contributions
Couples
Average level of fitness needed. Plenty 0f water and good shoes.
Here is how we planned our trip. It was amazing and would do it over and over again.
From the Ischia port about 1 minutes walk is the bus station. We bought day trip tickets for 4.50 euros pp.
Of the many buses you can take CD buses go clockwise and CS buses go anticlockwise. We took the CD bus to Fontana stop. It took about 40 mins on the bus. The Fontana bus stop is right outside a church. Its hard to miss since there is a dazzling white stone massive statue of Jesus.
To start the hike we followed the road. Left from the church or with the statue to your back its the road straight ahead. Past the two small shops. A few meters down the road there are signs on the wall. Up ahead is the extremely steep begining of the hike. From here for about 1.5 km the roads are pretty wide and paved. Its quiet with a few vespas and cars driving through. After a while you will get to a bend where on your right is a small car park. On the right is a small restaurant and next to it the path further up. After this point onwards its not possible to drive. It is also not recommended for small children. As you walk further up the road gets narrow and fastly becomes a dirt road. The further you go the narrower the path gets. The terrain gets uneven and you really have to watch your footing. At the top there is a restaurant where you can drink and eat. At the side of the restaurant is a small rocky, steep slop. If you climb that then in a few minutes you will be at the extreme peak of the mountaint. There is a flagpole there. Be very very careful at the peak cliffs as it’s extremely dangerous if you miss your footing. Enjoy your hard earned beautiful breathtaking view.
Climb down is less time consuming at ascending.
Written July 22, 2018
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toujoursparis1
Gainesville, FL360 contributions
Friends
We hiked three mountains while in the Naples area including Mt. Vesuvious, Positano and the walk of the gods, and Mt. Epomeo. Our favorite and most rewarding by far was Mt. Epomeo! The feeling you got when you finally reached the top was exciting. Not only for the views, but just for the hike and the camaraderie along the way. The hike is a little strenuous, but if you are n pretty good shape, it is a good workout!
Written May 18, 2012
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Mark W
London, UK7 contributions
Couples
The highlight of our trip. We climed in the daytime and it was so amazing we repeated the following morning to see sun rise over the island. It took is 35 minutes to climb on both occasions from Fontana and it is very well signposted. It is a must if you visit the island.
Written August 22, 2018
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theresalwaysone
Lyme Regis, UK477 contributions
Couples
We caught the local bus from Forio and then walked the 3kms to the top of the mountain. You need decent footwear as it is both steep, narrow and often without anything to hold on to. Most of the walk is in the shade of trees with scents of herbs. There are lovely wild flowers everywhere full of bees and butterflies. The walk winds its way upwards and in the heat of a summers day, is quite a tough walk. In places the path is tiny but always easy to follow. There are lovely views on the way up. The top is very steep, rocky and with no hand holds- you need to have good balance! It is well worth the climb as from the top you can see in every direction, the whole island. Absolutely stunning. There is a brilliant cafe near the top. It has good food which can be eaten either inside or in the garden. The loo is most welcome too! This walk was the highlight of my holiday.
Written June 23, 2017
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Claire J
Milton Keynes, UK94 contributions
Couples
Me and my partner done this hike during our holiday in ischia, we got the bus CS to serrara Fontana and got off by the church with the statue to Jesus outside in the square!! And started our ascent to the top, if you look across the road you will see a alley way that I signposted saying mount epomeo 3k. This is where we started our hike, it is well signposted from that time on. The start of the hike is very steep and all on roads but as you start getting nearer the top it is very gentle hike, before you start climbing up the mountain trails you will see a lovely restaurant with a nice lady that will tell you what way to go from there. She also does the best bruschetta I have ever tasted and fresh orange/lemon juice! Right by this place you will see the horse tour place they have free sticks for you to use to help you up, just make sure you give them back at the end 😀 it's a great hike from here you will see amazing views and an old church half way up where u can sit and just enjoy the views!! As you get to the summit it is a great feeling as you can see the whole island and on a nice day over to Capri, I would defiantly say to do this its a amazing but quite slippery so make sure to wear trainers and take water.
Written September 19, 2015
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JudyMarmite
Bushey, UK33 contributions
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 foot down a path/road less travelled back to Forio, which took three and a half hours. It was breathtaking, if a little hard on our old joints. Take plenty of water.
Written September 11, 2016
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Jennifer M
London, UK43 contributions
Solo
A really lovely walk through woody surroundings. The view from the top was nice but not spectacular, though to be fair there was some low cloud at the time. It was pretty strenuous but by no means impossible, and I'd only call myself acceptably fit. There's also no need to overdo the equipment - I saw some people heading up there with hiking boots and walking poles, but I managed it in a sturdy pair of sandals. It takes about 40 minutes to get there from Ischia on the CD bus - ask the driver to let you off at Fontana.
Written May 31, 2014
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T W
Kiel, Germany6 contributions
Couples
The view from the Monte Epomeo is amazing. You have a nice overview of (almost) the whole island. We went all the way up from Forio, which took us about two and a half hours (one way). I would rather recommend this for trained people, but as far as a I know there's also a shorter route starting from Fontana, where the bus stops.
If you want to go from Forio you should go via Via Provenciale Panza and then turn into Via Bocca. Walk all the way up until you reach Via Montecorvo. Turn left and immediately right into Via Corbaro. Stay on the Via Corbaro until the end and follow the red-white and yellow signs on your way up. They are painted on some trees and stones. The little path leads you through a forrest with some steep parts. At the end of the path you reach a little street where you turn left to reach the top of the mountain. During the hot months I would recommend to go very early in the morning and take plenty of water with you.
Written May 30, 2014
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AKB57
Vicenza, Italy17 contributions
We just did this hike the day after Christmas. The restaurant at the top is closed in Winter, so pack a picnic. There are steep portions, and few 10M stretches with uneasy footing, but overall an easy 3km hike from Fontana. Luckily Bar Epomeo was open in Fontana so we got one large and delicious Capuccino before hopping on the the bus back. Easy to catch the CD bus from Ischia Porto and the CS back. We hopped off in Ischia Ponte when saw signs for the Castello Aragonese.
Written December 27, 2011
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