This is simply an amazing place. The apartment was spotlessly clean, a really good size and the location is excellent. Before we arrived we thought that it may be difficult to get around the island as we are used to travelling with a car but the bus system proved to be easy, frequent and cheap. Pepino the owner was always on hand, he is exceptionally knowlegable not only about the local area but the island (and Naples) in general. He speaks excellent English and he and his wife made our stay a pleasure. The Sorgetto Bay with the hot springs running into the sea was probably our highlight (its around 170 steps down to the sea, we are not young or particularly fit but managed them ok) but we also really enjoyed the 2 thermal pools on site. We stayed for a week in June and were so impressed that we went back for another 2 weeks at the end of September. We have already booked for next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ischia self-catering Apartments BAIA DI SORGETO, open the whole year, is situated amongst the lush green vineyards of Forio in Ischia. Our thermal pool, whose temperature varies between 32C to 36C, is refilled each morning with pure, natural hot thermal waters. These waters flow directly from the salty, sulphurous underground springs that, at their depth of 105 metres, heat naturally at 81C. The waters in the pool have therapeutic properties, which are reputed to assist in the cure of arthritis. In addition, the waters aid circulation and help maintain muscle tone as well as stimulate the skin. Sorgeto Bay is rich in hot thermal springs in the Mediterranean Sea where one can bathe in the sea, even in Winter. In some places, the sea is so hot that it would be possible to boil eggs and potatoes. And more: if a turfacean stone is scratched, a mud can be obtained which can be used for making a beauty musk for the face. ... more less