We have just spent 10 days in the "Chiaia" apartment facing the sea at Forio, and it was just magical. Mariella, Enzo, and their family could not be more helpful and welcoming - the 'parco' really is remarkable, completely secure with an open (and very well kept) pool with sunbathing chairs all around, and the lovely warm indoor pool with jets and everything. The whole facility is very well maintained and clean, with several different apartments available for a few or many people.
The interesting town is only ten minutes away on foot, and beaches and restaurants in very easy reach - the more interesting ones are well worth seeking out - 'Il Fortino', ' La Tinnaia', are just two - pizze, pesce, al forno - it's your choice alone. Small supermarkets (2 x Carrefour) and local produce shops in the town provide also for those who wish to eat in, using the more than adequate cooking facilities provided in the apartments.
Municipal buses serve all the main towns on the island for a nominal fee (bought in 'tabachi'/newsagent shops in advance for 1.40 euro per trip up to 90 mins) - look for '1', '2', 'CD' ('Circolare Destra' - clockwise), or 'CS' (Circolare Sinistra' - counter-clockwise) services, clearly marked on the buses - don't forget to 'validate' your ticket on boarding the bus by stamping each ticket in one of the the yellow boxes on the bus, else risk a hefty fine later by an enthusiastic bus inspector!
Overall, we had a most enjoyable time, with a perfect opportunity for exploring the island and winding down in preparation for a return to the rat race. Do try to take in the spa resorts - Poseidon, Negombo, Sorgeto - they're all different, but fascinating and relaxing in their own way.
We hope to make this trip again; we loved it so much.
If Mariella and Enzo see this, we'd like to wish them all the best - they deserve it!
- Also Known As:
- Casa Vacanze Parco Del Generale Isola D'Ischia, Italy - Forio
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The holiday house Park of the General is composed of eleven small apartments on the sea and dipped in the green of a private park on the esplanade of Forio. The apartments are two-roomed apartments or one-room with mezzanine, with balcony on the sea or on the park, suitable to accommodate from 2 4/5 people: the kitchenette is constituted by a complete and equipped kitchen. In the park there are two swimming pools, a blanket and with warm water and the external other and to temperature, three panoramic solariums, the garden, the area you play with bowls, football table and tennis table, the private parking. In the price the energetic consumption are included, air conditioning and heating, the bed linen with change weekly , the linen from bathroom with change two times to week, the cleansing of the apartment initial and during the week, the use of swimming pools, the solariums, the area you play and the parking. The apartments are supplied of satellite, safe, tv, wi-fi, washing machine, axis and iron, hair dryer, and all the necessary one in order to clean the house. ... more less
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