Hotel Capizzo's up on the hillside above the bay of Citara, which means you get incredible views out to sea, especially at sunset. Winding stone paths thread though Mediterranean gardens to the rooms, pool and restaurant.
The hotel harnesses what Ischia is most famous for – its volcanic energy. The swimming pool is geothermal, plus the 22 pools of Poseidon Thermal Gardens are nearby - you can book tickets locally if you want to experience the full wellness potential that the islands thermal waters have to offer.
Upgrade to half board and dine at the Capizzo Restaurant or dine à la carte outside on the terrace at the Corinthia Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. The head chef is inspired by local produce, the landscape and islands culture, so expect regional dishes, fresh seafood and local wine.
The pretty churches and watchtower of Forio are just a few minutes’ drive along the coast – or you can stroll there via the scenic coastal footpath. There's a bus stop just 30 metres from the hotel and routes that connect most of the island, so getting out and exploring couldn't be easier. The friendly staff are always on hand to offer up advice and recommendations should you need anything.
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by private car and hydrofoil/ferry.