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Forio di’ Ischia

Poseidon Gardens thermal park – For €25 a day visitors can dunk in 22 hot spring pools with temperatures ranging from fifteen to forty degrees, restoring body & soul. There is also a large private beach.

Villa La Mortella – Often known as Villa Walton, so named after the English composer, Sir William Walton and his wife Susana. A mesmerizing display of Flora and Fauna; over three thousand plants, tropical greenhouses and the largest water-lilly in the world.

Sant' Angelo
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Aragonese Castle – Ischia Ponte

Oasi Pizzeria and Restaurant – A romantic experience dining on the terrace overlooking the bay of Citara. Home made pasta and linguine with sea food, huge crispy pizzas, perfectly cooked fresh fish, succulent meat dishes, mouth watering home made chocolate cake and a piano bar. Tel: +39 081907227

Ischia Ponte

Lunch at Ristorante da Ciccio and ravish spectacular dishes of fresh fried marinated anchovies, seafoods in tomato sauce and a spectacular squid stew.
Address: Via Luigi Mazzella, 32, 80077 Ischia Province of Naples, Italy
Tel: +39 081 991686

Visit the magnificent and mysterious medieval Aragonese Castle standing high on a volcanic rock in the middle of the sea connected to the island by a bridge.

Lacco AmenoFine dining at Indaco. Opulent hotel Regina Isabella’s new Michelin starred restaurant. Chef Pasquale Palamaro delivers a truly exciting menu giving a delightful twist to Mediterranean cuisine. The tasting menu at €85 is a steal.
Tel +39 081 99 43 22


Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa thermal baths. Built in 1863 by Luigi Manzi, the Spa sits right beside the legendary Gurgitiello Spring which rises up from the heart of the Ischia volcano.

Roof Top Thermal Pool Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa – Cassamicciole


Hotel Residence Sant' Angelo – Terrace


This picturesque fishing village South of the island is an exquisite little charmer. Stylish cafés, chic boutiques and the inviting, private Banana Beach.

Stay at the pleasant and popular 3-star Hotel Residence Sant’ Angelo. Friendly Proprietors Pepe and his wife Angela go out of their way to make sure that their guests enjoy themselves.

The spacious rooms are simply furnished with kitchenettes, some with balcony and sea view. Rooms from €60 euros a night for two BB – Seaview Supplement €15 per night. The hotel has a large roof terrace with a panoramic view of the coastline and an al fresco thermal pool, there’s another indoors. It’s mainly B & B – continental breakfast with freshly baked croissants and Neapolitan specialities, which Pepe is delighted to personally serve his guests. Snacks of Bruschetta and pizza are available if required at lunch or dinner. Having no restaurant as such, friendly Pepe’s discounts spread to all compass points on the island.

Lunch or dine at elegant Celestino, predominantly a fish restaurant. Great food and value at around €35 per person. Pepe’s special discount arrangement, €25 HB.
Tel: +39 081 999 213

  • Pepe’s deal also applies to the Oasi Pizzeria and Restaurant in Forio d’Ischia.
Hotel Residence Sant' Angelo - Pepe serving breakfast
Banana Beach Sant' Angelo

Maronti beach – a water taxi from Sant Angelo. 3km sandy stretch with sunbeds, parasols and nice unpretentious restaurants along the waterfront.

Taxis are expensive – a hefty €10 minimum charge. However bus tickets are re-usable and take care of most trips for travellers staying in Ischia for a week.


Many thanks for the support of Adriana Vacca and Francesco Rocca, ENIT UK; Italian State Tourist Board, Manuela Barzan, COM.TUR, the special agency of the Naples Chamber of Commerce and Armando Menella, president of the Ischia Hotel Association.

The Mortella Gardens

© Philip and Nina Saville, The 2012-15