WHAT IT'S LIKE:
On the volcanic island of Ischia—famous for its hot springs and
therapeutic mud—and outside the small town of Lacco Ameno, sits the , a
chic, secluded, 25-room inn. The outdoor bar is surrounded by
bougainvillea and lime trees, and the garden terraces off the
first-floor rooms overlook both San Montano Bay and a private sandy
beach. Negombo Park, across the street, has 14 outdoor geothermal pools
of varying sizes and temperatures, all scattered over a rocky hillside.
WHAT TO DO:
Visit the Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae (Corso Angelo Rizzoli;
39-081/900-356; ), in Lacco Ameno. The museum houses ancient artifacts,
including the Coppa di Nestore (mentioned in Homer's Iliad), from the
ancient Greek settlement of Pithecusae.