Ischia has always been attractive for its wild beauty, healing thermal springs and excellent vineyard. A 17-squaremile island of parched tufa and bougainvillea, also commonly known as Isola Verde for its extremely fertile soils. Just off the Amalfi coast, Ischia is Capri’s more mysterious and eclectic sister, one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Proudly dominating the seascape from a rocky promontory, the Mezzatorre Hotel overlooks the sparkling Bay of Naples, the island of Capri and the sea on the horizon. Located near Forio d’Ischia, the hotel is secluded in the midst of a thick Mediterranean maquis and just a few minutes from San Montano Bay, where in 750 b.c. the Greeks landed and founded the first colony of Magna Grecia, and the small village of Lacco Ameno, to stroll along the seafront or sip a coffee at a bar in
the square. The strategic location of Ischia, overlooking the Gulf of Naples, makes Mezzatorre the perfect private “harbour” to discover the bay’s beauty through island hopping, crossing the sea by series of shorter journeys between islands like Procida and Capri.