Fancy crossing the brilliant blue waters of Italy to a sun-soaked paradise, including return flights, private transfers, half-board 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 roof top garden with a swimming pool boasting a cervical waterfall massage, sauna and a Spa. For beach lovers there is a free shuttle service to many secret coves and thermal parks; just a 50 minute scenic hydrofoil ride from the port of Naples, lies the island paradise of Hotel Villa Carolina. Located in the picturesque town of Forio, an area of natural excellence, this harbour front resort is 200 yards away from Chiaia Beach and in walking distance to Forio historic centre. It’s simply 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 from £359pp!