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The Hotel Oasi Castiglione in Casamicciola offers breathtaking views and 10 gorgeous thermal swimming pools.
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Ristorante L'Arca, or "arch," serves up crisp brick-oven pizza in the mountain town of Serrara, so the views are spectacular, as is the pizza margherita.
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Terme Cavascura offers natural hot spring water cures, mud baths, and hydrotherapy, steps from Maronti beach.
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Saddled between the huge rock of Sant'Angelo, Chaia di Rose beach is a tranquil spot for sunbathing.
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Getting around Ischia's 18 square miles is easy when you're cruising the narrow rides in a microtaxi.
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If you must succomb to the tourist draw of Capri, the Blue Grotto and other attractions are a quick ferry ride away.
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L'Albergo Regina Isabella, founded by publisher Angelo Rizzoli in the 1950s, is a five-star hotel that offers luxurious spa treatments and fine dining along with a gorgeous private beach.
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Talk about an indoor pool. At the Hotel Terme Manzi, a statue of Neptune stands guard as bathers enjoy the thermal waters and Turkish hammam vapors.
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The Giardini La Mortella features native Mediterranean plants, subtropical floral varieties, and beautiful landscape architecture.
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More thermal baths, more splendor. Negombo, in Forio, offers bathing tranquility in the form of several pools of varying temperatures.
Under the Tuscan Sun. Swept Away. The Talented Mr. Ripley. We're currently binge-watching movies that feature a dazzling backdrop that practically outshines its stars: Italy. Wanderlust in summertime can be particularly hard to beat, and this year we're aching for the blue of the Mediterranean, particularly the cerulean hue of the Bay of Naples, and Ischia, the super-verdant island that gives its neighbor, Capri, a run for its money. While the Amalfi Coast gets all the attention, Ischia quietly welcomes wise tourists, mostly from Europe, with its sandy shores, gorgeous beaches, and beautiful landscape. With an abundance of natural beauty, five-star hospitality and pizza to die for (it is a stone's throw from Naples, where pizza was born), Ischia is perhaps Italy's best-kept secret.
The main attraction here are a handful of thermal water spas, which tap the island's natural resources for incredible relaxation experiences, many in form of flotation and hydrotherapy. Traveling here is fairly simple, though requires a ferry from the port in Naples, which we think adds an extra layer of escape. The slideshow above highlights some of our favorite spots in Ischia, but be warned: You will immediately want to hop a flight after clicking through. Get that passport ready.