Forio is the second largest town in both size and population and is nestled between two capes: Punta Caruso and Punta Imperatore.
Forio is renowned for the island’s most beautiful beaches and its landscape, characterized by its bright green vineyards. It is divided into the hamlets of Forio and Panza, with other small peripheral villages. Forio still preserves the extraordinary beauty of its historic past with alleyways, buildings, churches and towers.
Among the town’s most popular monuments are the Church of Soccorso, the Torrione, the Church of San Francesco da Paola, the Arciconfraternita of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Basilica of Santa Maria di Loreto, the Church of St. Vito, the Church of St. Leonardo Abate and the Church of St. Maria al Monte.
Forio, more renowned than Ischia as a trade town, has a deeply historic and cultural soul. It is visited because of its beaches and spas and allows easy access to Panza, Zaro and the Bay of Sorgeto, famous for its hot pots.
Thermal parks are one of the major attractions on Ischia island: just think of Giardini Poseidon in Folio, one of Europe’s largest facilities, and other locations with thermal baths or close to the sea.
Forio is surrounded by magnificent buildings characterized by a traditional Mediterranean style and important churches such as the two Basilicas and the church of Soccorso, a mainly white building decorated with ceramics whose beauty, brightness and simplicity combine in a unique way with the surrounding landscape, gifting its visitors with a unique atmosphere.