Il Belvedere del Giardino Esotico

A one-of-a-kind beauty and a rarity on the newly rediscovered island of Ischia, a hub for thermal water treatments ever since the Ancient Romans built their villas there, a trapeze of almost 50 sq km lying green and florid halfway in the Gulf of Naples between the city of the Vesuvius and the neighbouring island of Capri. Ischia is famous for its crystal Mediterranean waters, its natural hot springs and mud baths, and its high peak at Mount Epomeus (a 788 m!).
The Belvedere stands proudly abouve the bay of San Francesco at Punta Caruso, with wide open views over the village of Forio and its port, spanning 180 degrees over the open Sea. Just next door are the famous gardens of La Mortella founded by Lady Walton in the 1950s; the area was also the set for many famous motion pictures and now an exclusive holiday destination for select bunch of VIPs in the handful of five-star hotels. The villa itself dates back to the era of chic when the Roman family who still own it had it built as a vacation home, with ample space for large family gatherings during the summer months, in spacius receoption rooms paved in traditional Vietri tile. The furnishings are classic and the bedrooms delightfully coloured to match their ensuite bathrooms. The gardens are enormous and include an astonishing collection of cacti from the four corners of the world! A private walkway flanks the hillside and leads all the way down to the water, complete with coverted beach shack and private mooring for speed boats and dinghys to pause when picking guests up for tours of the island's best sights and eateries along the coast.

  • Ishia, Campania
  • 12 guests
  • April to October
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