Forio ferry port in Gulf of Napoli connects you with Napoli in Italy with a choice of up to 42 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Forio to Napoli crossing is from 1 hour 20 minutes and the crossing is operated by Alilauro.
On the jagged western shoreline of Ischia, a volcanic island found just off the coast of Naples on the Italian mainland, is the city of Forio. Set around a bay of the crystal-blue Tyrrhenian Sea, Forio is a popular summer destination due to its quaint surroundings, velvet-sand beaches and the natural hot-springs warmed by the movement of magma under the earth.
Forio is formed around a network of narrow streets that lead away from the coast and follow a steep, winding course across the inland hills. The surrounding countryside is carpeted by flourishing Mediterranean shrubs and trees and the many-hued blooms of exotic flowers that speckle the roadside. Some of the best views on the entire island can be enjoyed from the beautiful La Mortella garden atop a leafy escarpment to the north of the city. Visitors here are treated to a stunning panorama of the urban district and the subtle, silver glint of the ocean lining the eastern coast.
The port of Forio is found at the southern edge of the city bay, just beside the Del Raggio Verde marina. The ferry terminal sits at the end of an L-shaped pier that extends into an angle of the bay formed by two long breakwaters. There are very few passenger facilities here save for a small snack kiosk, an undercover waiting area and a taxi rank at the entrance to the port.
Those travelling to and from the port in Forio can make use of the SP270 main road that circles around the sheer-faced mountains at the heart of the island. It’s a route that leads to most of the settlements across Ischia, including the eponymous capital of the island on the opposite coast, just under a half an hour drive away. City buses frequently run throughout the day too, whisking passengers from the seafront to numerous locations across the city.
Currently one ferry service operates from the port in Forio. An Alilauro line service sails from the island to the historic city of Naples multiple times throughout the day, a short route that skates around the top of the island before emerging into the glittering Bay of Naples.