We travelled to the Italian island of Ischia to shoot our Summer 2020 collection “La Posidonia”. The Mediterranean jewel located just off the Amalfi Coast evokes a sense of mystery and laidback Italian air. While the area is well-known for pretentious hotspots such as Positano and Capri, Ischia is becoming recognised as an alluring destination for a leisurely summer vacation making it the perfect location to capture Sommer Swim’s new season swimwear.
WHAT TO DO
Spend the day at one of Ischia’s thermal spas. The extraordinary healing properties of Ischia’s rich thermal waters have been known to attract locals for thousands of years.
Visit Giardini Poseidon Terme
Located in the charming beach town of Forio, a scenic 30-minute drive across the island, you’ll find Poseidon Thermal Gardens. One of Ischia’s oldest and largest thermal parks. The wellness park dedicated to the God of the sea is nestled among natural landscapes overlooking Citara Beach. Spend the day hopping between thermal baths of different temperatures before lounging seaside in your CECE bandeau bikini top & JANE thong bikini Bottom, the perfect pair for no tan line tanning.
Embrace halcyon days at Negombo Thermal Spa. Nestled within a picturesque cove the concrete thermal baths blend seamlessly between bougainvillea, cacti, and straw-thatched umbrellas. With 10 different pools inclusive of a Hammam and massaging water fountain, you’re bound to find your wellness antidote.
HIT THE BEACH
Ischia is home to a selection of stunning sandy beaches dotted with colourful umbrellas and bronzed bodies. Pack your Sommer Swim, SPF, and a good book for a day of sun-soaking beside the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Baia Di San Montano
A gorgeous bay of warm, shallow, crystal-clear waters located within walking distance to Negombo Thermal Spa. Match your surroundings in our latest deep blue SIRIUS bikini.
After sunbathing on the long stretch of scenic Spiaggia Dei Maronti cool down with a swim or paddleboard. If you want to venture further hop aboard the water taxi, which sails to picturesque Sant'Angelo. Our sports luxe style JOURDAN Top & MAYA Bottom are the perfect adventure seeking bikinis, don’t forget to pack them!
Spiaggia Dei Pescatori
Tucked between Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte resides the island’s most popular seaside strip for sunbathing and watersports. Used by fishermen and their colourful boats during the summer, you’re bound to snap some cool images of Italian locals embracing summertime leisure.
WHERE TO STAY
Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa
Escape to halcyon days at the enchanting Mezzatorre Hotel & Spa located on the northwest tip of Ischia. Embrace the hotel’s retro charm as you swan between the wellness centre and private bay below. A leisurely vacation awaits.
FAVOURITE SOMMER SWIM TRAVEL PIECES
In preparation for a sun-soaked vacation, Sommer Swim bikinis are the first thought on our packing list. The UMA Top & JANE Bottom are essential, with a skimpy cut bottom and minimal triangle top they are a classic easy to wear option for tanning and beach hopping. The MAXIM One piece with tie front makes moving from beach to bar easy, simply pair with your favourite wide leg pant or a pair of shorts for a classy day to sundown outfit.
Images by Cameron Hammond, shot on 35mm film