Frequently Asked Questions

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Ischia is an island in the Bay of Naples.    There are direct international flights into the Naples airport (NAP).  There is inexpensive bus service from the airport to the ferry terminals at the harbor.

Since there are more flights available through Rome, some participants choose to use those airports, then taking the one-hour train ride to Naples.

From Naples to Ischia you must use a ferry service, which have schedules listed here.

By Auto Ferry:

CAREMAR and MEDMAR: provide year-round service from Naples (1h and 15 min.) and Pozzuoli (50 min.) to Ischia. These Ferries can take vehicles to the island and reservations for vehicles are required. Passengers do not need reservations. For information please visit http://www.caremar.it or call (0039) 081-580-5111, or www.medmargroup.it or call (0039) 081-333-4411

By Hi-Speed Ferry:

A state-of-the-art High Speed Catamaran and the high-speed ferries provide year-round service from Naples to Ischia . The ferries depart from the Molo Beverello Pier in Naples and docks in Ischia Pier in under 50 minutes. Please visit www.caremar.it or call (0039) 081-580-5111, or www.medmargroup.it or call (0039) 081-333-4411 for schedules and more information.

Participants flying to Rome

There are hourly high speed trains from Roma’s Termine central station to Naple’s central station.   The trains can be booked here  www.trenitalia.com.

From Naples train central station, use the Metro, of city bus lines to get to the Molo Beverello Pier for the ferry to Ischia.

Note:  traffic in central Naples can significantly delay taxis, so your should include that in our travel plans.


Ischia is a historic island which is famous for its hot springs, beaches, shopping, and interesting cuisine. You can find out more about events on the island at this link.

Tours of Ischia and the neighboring islands of Capri and Procida can also be arranged based on people’s interests.


Besides your instrument, you should bring comfortable clothes appropriate to the mediterrean climate in the Spring.   Some people enjoy wearing nice clothes for dinner in the evening.   However, we encouge casual attire for the workshops during the day.   There is 10 minute walk from the festival site and the hotel and local restaurants, so bring comfortable walking shoes.

 


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