|Sleeps up to:||14 (5 bedrooms)|
|Nearest beach:||Maronti Beach: 1.5||Notes:||Pets allowed
Smoking permitted inside
|Villa "Due Favole". Beautiful villa with splendid open views to the mediterranean sea, situated in Ischia island, the only place in Europe where you can swim in the sea all year round, even in winter.
Sleeps up to 14.
|BARANO D'ISCHIA area|
|I have travelled from coast to coast and back again many times over the course of the past 20 years. To Asia – Europe – France – India – USA – and back to Canada…With each adventure I find along the way, if providence prevails; a restful peaceful hotel, or a quaint B&B’s, or a picturesque villa or lodge while enjoying the local flavour and cultural experiences.
But it was not until LA FAVOLA, in the small tranquil hamlet of Fiaiano on the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples, Italy that I really found the most wonderful villa of all. My gracious, kind and thoughtful host Domenico Buono made me feel at home by inviting me into his lovely villa. His warm reception and the fabulous accommodations of La Favola made my adventure all that I had hoped for and MORE!
The villa was bright, clean, cosy and wonderfully decorated. It was more than I could have hoped for. The living area was inviting, and the bedroom was warm and peaceful. All the necessary amenities are available; including books and my most favourite… a puzzle! Just a short walk up the local street from this fantastic villa, one finds all that is needed!
The view from the patio was the most spectacular site to behold. In my three months at the villa I spent many hours enjoying the view of Ischia Porto, the Mediterranean Sea, and Mount Vesuvius in the horizon.
During my entire visit, I felt that I was embraced as a friend and had a feeling of ‘presence’ that was consistently enhanced by the kind welcoming attitude of the residents of the local area around La Favola Fiaiano.
My sabbatical turned into a fantastic enchanting experience for myself, my visiting friends and family, and in no small part due to the wonderful friendship of Domenico Buono my wonderful host!
I hope to return soon to La Favola!
Marleen E. Irwin, RRT(C), FHRS
Consultant CardioSys Knowledge Transfer Group Ltd.
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|How to get there|
Fly to Naples Airport Capodichino, ( there are many cheap flights from all over europe fliyng naples ) from the airport you can get a shuttle bus ( ALIBUS cost 3,00 Euro ) to Naples Harbour Molo Beverello, from there get a ferry to Ischia, cost 12,00 euro takes 90 minute to Ischia, from Ischia harbour at the main bus station you can get a bus service to Villa La Favola the n. 6 ( I reccomend to buy a weekly pass 15,00 Euro per person an ride buses 24 hours a day all arround the island. I you like we provide a taxi transfer service, pick you up at the aiport and drive you at La Favola, the cost of this service is Euro 40,00 per person all included.
|Activities near BARANO D'ISCHIA|
|See the website http://www.ischiaholidayhome.it for prices and last minute offer|
|The Campania/Naples region|
Ischia in a nutshell:
Ischia is the largest Island in the Gulf of Naples. It is also called the Green Island, because of its wonderful vegetation and its woods that in certain areas grow right near the coast line. Ischia has always been a "must see" because of its long sunny and sandy beaches and its very pleasant climate all year round. It is the only place in Italy where you can swim all year round even in winter!!! The reason is that Ischia is an island of volcanic origin, and some of its hot water springs are in the sea, just a few meters from the shore !!! When in Ischia, be sure not to miss its most beautiful beaches (Maronti, Cetara, Ischia Porto, Castiglione and Poseidon Garden Beach), and to experience the very unusual Water Taxis, that can take you to secluded beaches. You should also enjoy one of the mini cruises with several daily departures, that will take you on a boat tour along the Islands' beaches. The southern part of Ischia offers particularly incredible panoramas and innumerable thermal treatment centres, well known also to the Ancient Romans. The Village of Serrara Fontana is the highest of the Island, and from its Belvedere, the breathtaking panorama you can admire is incomparable.
At the end of the day, after enjoying swimming in the warm Mediterranean Sea waters, and long hours spent sunbathing, one can either decide to dine on the terrace while enjoying the splendid sea view, or chose to dine out at one of the many restaurants of the island, and enjoy day-fresh sea food and the exquisite traditional Italian cuisine, and taste one of the round body wines Italy is famous for.