The most beautiful island in the world 2022? According to the well-known American magazine Travel+Leisure, it’s Ischia. In the annual ranking of the most beautiful islands in the world 2022, the small pearl of Italy takes the first place. Ischia was considered the most beautiful island in the world 2022 by Travel+Leisure readers with a score of 94.61.
Ischia has beaten other beautiful islands in the ranking. But let’s see what are the pearls in the list of the top ten most beautiful islands in the world 2022 compiled by Travel+Leisure:
Cape Breton Island
What rewarded this pearl of the Gulf of Naples were the picturesque views, the hot springs, the pristine beaches and the friendliness of the residents.
But what are the treasures of Ischia that have made it, for the readers of the prestigious travel magazine, the most beautiful island in the world?
First of all, we must remember that Ischia is a volcanic island. A fact that has given rise not only to some of its glittering black sand beaches, but also to the numerous thermal springs, to the point that thermal bath establishments are its hallmark.
But Ischia is also perfect for those who dream of a relaxing wellness vacation. It is no coincidence that it is possible to bathe in crystal clear waters such as those of the bay of Sorgeto or that of San Montano.
Ischia is also an island rich in culture. It is no coincidence that the most important monument is the Aragon Castle, which stands on a small island connected by a bridge to the rest of the island.
The first construction of the castle dates back to 474 BC by Hieron of Syracuse, but it was not until 1441 with Alfonso V of Aragon when it reached its current physiognomy. Inspired by the Maschio Angioino in Naples, it is now privately owned, but accessible to the public through paid visits.
At the southern tip of the island is Borgo Sant’Angelo, a typical fishing village. The characteristic colorful houses are built against the mountain that rises above it. Closed to cars, the village can only be visited on foot, starting from the typical small square. From here starts the typical dirt road that leads to the famous Fumarole. The island’s subsoil gives off heat here, which makes the beach particularly warm.