Fancy crossing the brilliant blue waters of Italy to a sun-soaked paradise, including full board, return flights, transfers and a seven-night hotel stay? Then you have to head to the tiny Tyrrhenian island of Ischia, the most vibrant islet in the Bay of Naples.
Think mouthwatering views of the “sea, the distant horizon and the Epomeo Mountain”, tropical temperatures that reach as high as 38°C, a panoramic terrace with an outdoor swimming pool boasting a hydro massage and solarium. There is a free shuttle to the thermal parks and very near to the renowned treatments of Giardini Poseidon spa, lies the island oasis of Hotel Punta Imperatore (4*). Just a 50 minute scenic hydrofoil ride from Naples and located near the picturesque town of Forio, an area of natural excellence, this beachfront resort is just 20 yards away from Citara Beach and a short bus ride to the historic centre. It’s gorgeous and has plenty of space to enjoy the sun.
According to the Daily Mail it is “Ischia’s sense of La Dolce Vita which makes it so special.” The harbour town of Forio has retro Hollywood charm. It is easy to imagine the fifties jetset, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton tanning themselves and strolling down the cobbled lanes to sip Campari at one of the delightful cafes and restaurants – this is island decadence at its best!
Head to this paradise idyll worthy of Cleopatra and start a scandalous affair with Ischia!