The Hotel Orsa Maggiore is a charming family-run place. The volcano-view swimming pool sits pride of place, surrounded by a smart sun deck with loungers. Sit here with an Aperol spritz aperitif before choosing a table for dinner. Seafood is a speciality – think swordfish carpaccio and grilled mahi-mahi. If you fancy a trip to the beach, the picturesque black sands of Sabbie Nere are 5 minutes’ walk away.