My husband and I and our five-year-old daughter stayed here for 2 nights over Easter and we could not have been more pleased with Baia di Sorgeto or with Ischia -- even though we had rainy weather. We took the bus from Ischia Porto (Peppino's instructions were very helpful) and he picked us up in Panza. He got us settled in, and he and his family (and their sweet dog, Margo) made us feel welcome. The place was spartan but spotless, and quiet; it feels quite rural. We took a big walk to Sant' Angelo & beyond, explored an abandoned "spa" (Cavascura hot spring) & soaked in the thermal baths & sauna, saw the hot-sand beach (where people bury eggs, potatoes, etc to cook them), walked along the shore, and made a day of it. We also took a little (10-15 min) walk to Baia di Sorgeto to sit in the hot springs that come into the sea (it is free). There is a lovely and inexpensive restaurant nearby (5 min walk), and it is a short walk to town to buy supplies. The small thermal pool at the hotel was hot and relaxing, with Jacuzzi jets; the larger pool was not as warm but again, this could have been due to the rainfall and lack of sun. We still swam. The only thing we would have liked was some washing-up supplies, but everything else was great. We would come again in a heartbeat.
- 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