Fancy crossing the brilliant blue waters of Italy to a sun-soaked paradise, including return flights, private transfers, half-board and a five-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 Mediterranean garden with a number of warm-spring pools and all rooms with a balcony. Just a 50 minute scenic hydrofoil ride from the port of Naples, lies the island paradise of the Hotel Hermitage & Park Terme Ischia. Located near the picturesque area of Corso Vittoria Colonna, one of the main shopping streets on the island, this wellness resort is just 550 yards from the historic centre of Ischia and in short walking distance to the beach. 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!
Good to know: Spa includes a sauna and Turkish baths. The hotel is 1.2 miles from the port where ferries leave for Naples, Pozzuoli, and the other Flegrean Islands.