Designed by Russell Page and inspired by the Moorish gardens of Granada’s Alhambra in Spain, La Mortella is recognised as one of Italy’s...
Baia di San Montano
Just outside Lacco Ameno, this gorgeous bay is the place for warm, shallow, crystal-clear waters. Here you'll also find the Negombo spa...
Located on Ischia's northwestern tip, this secluded rocky spot is perfect for a solitary swim in clear, deep water. To get here, follow...
Across the road from the beach, this unadorned trattoria serves simple, superlative seafood to in-the-know locals. Mamma cooks out the...
Lonely Planet review
One of the joys of coming here are the untamed rural surroundings; there’s also a tangible, lived-in feel about La Colombaia, a handsome neo-Renaissance villa. Little wonder, perhaps, as this is the former bachelor pad of flamboyant Italian film director Luchino Visconti.
Born into one of Milan’s wealthiest families in 1906, his 1969 film The Damned, about a wealthy German family that turns fascist, received an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay. His aesthetically restored home now houses an arts foundation, which includes a documentary library focussing on Visconti and cinema history, as well as costumes, set pieces and stills from his films. It’s also a venue for the Ischia Film Festival and regularly holds edgy and interesting exhibitions.