What to see near the port of Forio (Ischia)
Those arriving by hydrofoil in Forio can immediately start their visit . In fact, via Cristoforo Colombo, the road that runs alongside the port, has undergone an intense development in recent years: bars, pubs, pizzerias and restaurants attract many visitors, to the point of representing a more than valid alternative to the nightlife of Ischia Porto.
Not only via Cristoforo Colombo. The neighboring streets (Via Cesare Calise, Via Filippo Di Lustro, Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, Corso Francesco Regine and Via Matteo Verde) also offer various ideas: in addition to bars, pizzerias and catering activities, there are boutiques, clothing stores, pottery and souvenirs.
Special mention for churches: at the end of via Cesare Calise, at the corner with Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, there is the Church of San Gaetano , famous for its dome, an essential element of the skyline of Forio. A little more than a hundred meters away, however, there is the Basilica of Santa Maria di Loreto, with an adjoining museum set up by the archconfraternity of the same name.
Last, but only for display reasons, the Civic Museum of the Torrione and the Chiesa del Soccorso. Both monuments, whose popularity goes beyond local borders, are easily accessible from the Bourbon Wharf. In fact, one of the characteristics of the fishermen's pier of Forio is the presence of a series of side streets that lead to different points of the historic center. These alleys, in addition to being once inhabited by fishermen (the road leading to the Soccorso is called, precisely, Rione dei Pescatori), also provided shelter for goiters with whom you went by sea.