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Mezzatorre Resort & Spa
Ischia Island, Italy
Why Stay At Mezzatorre Resort & Spa
Located in an unspoiled maritime pinewood forest on Ischia's northern shore (just 17 miles southwest of Naples), this secluded spa resort provides the perfect compliment to a mainland tour of Italy.
Once a lookout tower to guard against the marauding Saracens, Mezzatorre's 16th-century, red-painted fortress opened in 1989 as a 20-room hotel on the volcanic Italian island of Ischia, famous for its hot springs. Over the years, 37 rooms and suites were added in a cluster of modern buildings, scattered throughout the surrounding 17-acre Mediterranean park. Interiors are fresh and uncluttered, combining crisp color schemes (blue, red, lilac, and white) with antiques and pampering details such as Etro products and bathrobes by Frette. Rooms in the fortress lack terraces and are slightly smaller, but make up for the intimate scale with original details such as hand-painted ceramic tiles and crown molding. Park rooms (many with terraces) are larger and more secluded. Throughout the property, all but four rooms have sea views. On an island known for wellness activities, the extensive spa and treatment pools—all of which use natural thermal water—are the main draw.
The hotel's recommended antidote to jet lag? A 40-minute session in the spacious spa, dipping in and out of treatment pools: heated seawater and natural thermal water with massage jets.
Order the chef's contemporary take on traditional parmigiano alla melanzane on the terrace of the hotel's Chandelier restaurant. This picture-perfect version deconstructs the ingredients (eggplant, Parmesan, tomato, basil)—serving them side-by-side.
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
"The hotel is luxurious, the views unparalleled and the spa utterly peaceful..."
- Harper's Bazaar
Arrive at Naples Capodichino International Airport (NAP), which is approximately 30 miles (90 minutes) from the resort. Requires a ferry ride to Ischia Island.Via Mezzatorre, 23, Napoli, Campania, Italy
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Outdoor Pool
- 3 Indoor Pools
- Turkish Bath
- Sun Deck
- Walking Trails
- Tennis Court
- Fitness Room
- Jogging Track
- Helicopter Landing Pad
- Scenic Views
- Satellite Television
- Marble Bathrooms
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Air Conditioning
- 2 Restaurants
- Pool Bar
- Lounge + Piano Bar
- 2-person occupancy
- Breakfast each morning
- Welcome drink
- Complimentary Internet access
Why We Love Ischia Island
Ischia was really put on the map in the 1960s when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton started a rather scandalous affair while on location for Cleopatra. The island boasts gorgeous beaches, robust Southern Italian cuisine, and year-round thermal spas.
Where to Shop: La Corallina. Discover the best place to pick up jewelry fashioned from coral and semiprecious stones and made by artisans in the mainland town of Torre del Greco.
Best Wine Tour: Casa D'Ambra. Arrange a tasting in the vineyard and cellars of Ischia's oldest and most prestigious producer, Casa D'Ambra. Try the intense red Per' 'e Palummo, the fruity white Biancolella Frassitelli, and award-winning dessert wine Gocce D'Ambra. Read More
Where to Eat: Umberto a Mare. Located on a promontory with views of Capri, Umberto a Mare serves experimental seafood platters (sea bream with peaches, bean sprouts, and dried tomatoes) complimented by a wine list with more than 500 labels. Dinner for two $198. Read More
Why Go Now
June 30 - July 7, 2012
Ischia Film Festival
A weeklong festival focusing on Italian and international short films and documentaries at the Aragonese castle.
July 8 - 15, 2012
Ischia Global Fest
Summer's Hottest Film Festival is still sizzling in its 10th season.
Various locations around the island.
July 26, 2012
Festa di Sant'Anna
Traditional festival with a sea-bound procession of decorated boats and fireworks over the Aragonese Castle.
Best viewed from the town of Ischia Ponte.