The most beautiful and biggest island in the Gulf of Naples, Ischia is oneof the most famous seaside and touristic spa centres of Italy and the world,it is also famous for its unequalled natural beauty, for its mild clime,termal waters, modern tourist facilities and hotels and lastly for its"wine". On the island the viticulture has millenarian origines Thecultivationtechnique, is like the greek traditional one, in fact is different from thatone used in the middle of Italy and in the rest of the Campania province.For long periods the economy of the island was based on the viticulture thatinfluenced the life and the uses of the inhabitants. The cultivations on theisle are extended from the coasts to the steep mountain slopes where thevine is cultivated on proper terraced fields.White Grapes Biancolella,Forastera, Arilla,S.LunardoRed Grapes Guarnaccia, Pedirosso o Pere e PalummoSix are the communes of the island: Ischia, Casamicciola Terme,Lacco Ameno,Forio, Serrara Fontana and Barano, with about 50.000 inhabitants.Ischia is the most important. Into the harbour area is the trading part ofthe town and another important area is that one around the "CastelloAragonese" which is called "Ischia Ponte", a picturesque ancient fisher'svillage.Forio is the second major town of Ischia according to populationnumber andimportance. It stretches between two promontories, Punta Caruso (at Zaro)and Punta Imperatore, between the considered most beautiful beaches on theisland and into the metallic green of the vineyards which cover the slopesof Mount Epomeo, descending into a scene of incomparable beauty. Foriocovers 13 square kilometres and has a population of 12,638 inhabitants; itranges from 0 km above sea level to 700 in the Falanga areas. It is dividedinto the hamlets of Forio and Panza with other peripheral villages(Monterone, Cuotto, and Citara).It is the only town which has preserved its entire historical centre withits tiny streets, churches, sighting towers and monuments - all of which areunaltered from their original construction. The main monuments are: thechurch of Soccorso (pictured on one of the Italian stamps) dedicated toSanta Maria della Neve, the Torrione (big tower), the church of SanFrancesco da Paola, the church of Arciconfraternita' of Santa Maria delleGrazie known as Visitapoveri, the Basilica Pontificia S. Maria di Loreto,the church of San Vito, the parish church of S Leonardo Abate, S Maria alMonte. You should visit the exotic garden of villa Gancia, the garden ofLady Walton; the troglodyte house dug into a mass of tufa and the spagardens Poseidon and the Bay of Sorgeto near Panza which, due to its hotwater wells, is thefavorite place in any season for a midnight dip.However, the natural beauty of Ischia does not finish there. Everything fromthe sea to the mountain - including its harbours, the small bays, itsconvenient beaches and ports, the high rockface along its coast, thevegetation, the variety of the plant life, the pine trees and the myriads ofmulti-coloured flowers - make Ischia one of the most beautiful islands ofone of the most beautiful countries in the world. When you ll be there you ll feel what others ( Luchino Visconti, Pierpaolo Pasolini,Sir William Walton, Eduardo De Filippo, Liz Taylor and Richard BurtonElsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, Renato Guttuso, Auden, PabloNeruda, Pietro Nenni and the jet-set Jackelin KennedyAristotele Onassis) just felt and made of this island theyre secondhouse.
Welcome on holiday.......your chance to live just like the islanders!With breath-taking views of the ocean, our hostel is a perfect getaway withlovely rooms to sleep in.We don't look like a typical hostel. We look more like a pretty beachhouse. Located on a quiet and relaxing part of the beach we haveaccommodation available for 2,3,4,5,6, people in either shared or privaterooms.Our comfortable holiday apartments for 2-5 people, are located in 'an historical 18th century house-villas ' in the centre of Forio on the beach, the sun-drenched south-west coast of the island of Ischia. The staff of Ringhostel speak good english and german. Situated in a quiet street approx. 30 m from the sea with an excellent infrastructure:Shops 100 mRestaurant 200 mBus Stop 200 mCar Park availableServices included:Bed linen, hand towels included, delph, cutlery, TV, washing machine,discount for disco and meal tickets from 3 euro and bonus discount for thermal garten and spa.
All rooms feature a private and complete bath with hairdryer, telephone and satellite TV, personal safe, minibar , and heating and air conditioning. Each room boasts either a balcony or terrace with unobstructed views of the Mediterranean sea .
Whether you prefer a fresh and healthy finish to a big day, or a full-blown Italian feast, Mamma Colella's delicious cooking will delight you. Using the freshest ingredients from the morning's markets, each day Tina Colella cooks up the best in Ischian and southern Italian cuisine. Any given night you may be blessed enough to discover your plate filled with spaghetti doused in homemade tomato sauce or spinach-stuffed ravioli in sage butter, baked zucchini florets or grilled eggplant slices, seared swordfish steaks or fresh mussels drenched in wine?the possibilities are endless. Add to that all the wine you can guzzle and a spot of homemade tiramisu or melon liqueur and you'll have experienced what most guests profess to be the best meal of their vacation. The restaurant at Poggio del Sole is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast begins at 8:30AM , lunch at 12:30PM , dinner at 7:30PM ; all meals are served until the last customer is pleasantly stuffed and ready to retire. As this is a true family restaurant, casual dress is appropriate, kids are welcome, and reservations are not necessary. Half board at Poggio del Sole includes breakfast and either lunch or dinner. And of course, as this is your vacation, happy hour is every hour. And after all of your feasting, don't forget to ask about purchasing a bottle or two of some of the hotel's homemade liqueurs to take home to friends and family in the flavours of lemon, strawberry, melon, liquorice, arugula (rocket), basil, walnut, or coffee
also features a grand sundeck and pool with Jacuzzi, showers, and sea views. Spend you time in the garden sipping homemade limoncello or among the olives in the Colella family's private vineyard. A full bar is always available, as is a widescreen TV and lounge- perfect for those can't-be-missed futbol matches. Private parking is available for those with cars, and otherwise rides in the hotel's minibus may be arranged. Poggio del Sole and the Colella family can also provide you with other services such as moped, car and bike rentals for reduced rates, transport to and from area spas and thermal baths, as well as private babysitting for a fee.
Rates & Availability
the best rates on the island. The hotel is an especially great bargain for those travelling in groups, such as families and students. We are all year open. The price is from 18 $ to 30 $ per beds per night.
Dear tourist,who are about to make a tour of the island of ischia by taking advantage of a few hours stay on it:Tell me what sentiment moves you to visit this land.If you answer,"LOVE!", then let me name them with a proper name,as your eye discovers them, whether they be historical monuments, natural beauties or,lastly,those things at which you inadvertently glance,but which hide a sad destiny or a sweet legend in their depths,for you are there where these things,once they are called my name,will speak directly to your hearth.
Forio is situated on the west coast of Ischia, approximately 50 minutes by hydrofoil from the port of Naples.From the port of Ischia go right from ferry exit about 100 meters. Take a bus # 1 or CS to Forio. Stops to Campo Sportivo (Football Field) bus stop. At Campo Sportivo bus stop you will cross the main street and go uphill.A Supermarket (Supermercato) will be on your left as you go uphill. Go uphill half km. Stay to the right as you go. At the first and only stop sign, there will be a 3 way intersection and the road you are on will end. At this intersection go left. If you have a map, this road is " Strada Borbonica ". Go half km and the Hotel Poggio del Sole will be on the right.In hotel Poggio Del Sole we will make your check-in and then we thake you in our dependence Ringhostel, if you have any problem to reach us just phone we are very happy to help you. You can reach us with bus number 14 from casamicciola and from forio, from Forio also with "linea A" but is not difficult also to walk. The nearest international airport is in Naples which is 40 kilometres away. The nearest beach is 1 kilometre away and the nearest ferry port, Port of Forio is 1 kilometre away.Naples railway station is 30 kilometres away and the city of Naples itself is 20 kilometres away.
We offer tickets meal and discount for disco, spa, hot springs and to rent a scooters
|January - April 2013||16||17||per bed per night|
|April - july 2012||19||21||per bed|
|september- december 2012||16||17||per bed|
|January - April 2013||40||40||per room 2 persons|
|April - july 2012||50||50||per room 2 persons|
|september- december 2012||20||20||per room 2 persons|
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