For a few days in Forio/Ischia I chose a little hotel as I don’t really like huge accommodations. Villa Melodie is my favorite one for a stay in the town where I lived for most of my life.
It is easy to find, right on the main road that goes around the island. Half way between the famous Poseidon Gardens and the town center of Forio it is nonetheless a very quiet place. It has a parking place which unfortunately doesn’t give shade to the cars in the summer heat. That’s a pity!
The hotel itself is surrounded by a very beautiful garden which shows in every corner the love for nature.
The entrance leads straight to the hall with a welcome counter on one side and the bar on the other side. There are comfortable chairs for relaxing and the many big windows make it a very light room.
After greetings and chats we got our room. A fine double with a nice balcony to the pool side. They don’t have too many rooms, something in the twenties. Some are on the roof with an amazing view towards the sea or the mountains.
The room has all what is needed, also a hair dryer. For most of the people it is very important to have free WiFi – I left my laptop at home as I came for full vacation 😀
There is another bar at the pool, spacious and cozy. The pool is huge and surrounded by sunbeds. Below the bar there is an inside pool with hot thermal water.
Villa Melodie for me is always a joy because I feel welcomed and home all together. The room is quiet during daytime and night. They don’t have guests that party and don’t give music and dancing evenings.
The pool is wonderful refreshing in the hot summer days and lying on a sunbed it’s a great place for dozing or reading a book. I didn’t try the inside pool as I don’t go into thermal (radioactive) water. But it’s very nice and hot – please don’t stay longer than 10 minutes!
In the morning we had breakfast. It’s a continental breakfast. Lots of sweet choices – like Italians love it – but also cheese, ham, hard-boiled eggs and more. Coffee, tea, cappuccino and more come out of a self-service machine.
Half-board is possible, you will be asked in the morning what you want for dinner.
We decided the day before leaving to stay another night and were lucky: we didn’t even need to change the room.
I had a funny experience one morning when we had breakfast: a German couple got up and came over to our table. The man asked me if I am Heidi and I said yes. He took my hand and said: “Thank you for recommending this hotel. It’s 15 years now we are coming every year and it’s the most beautiful place to stay. Thank you so much!” My boyfriend was nearly falling from the chair, he couldn’t believe how much a ‘celebrity’ I am. Very funny! (I was a tourist guide in Ischia for 25 years)
We rent a scooter the very first day. That was the best choice ever. In the summer the traffic is really crazy (especially for people from other countries) and there is no parking place to find, and most of the time costs a lot of money. With a scooter you are free to go wherever you want and always find a place to park.
We did a tour around the island the first day to get a good impression where is what and stopped at breathtaking view points. I wanted to show my boyfriend why I love so much my home. The other days we used it to go everywhere and visit places like the castle or go to the beach.
I took him to different restaurants – for my man’s fun everywhere the owners came to the table and greeted me personally. We have been to Peppina di Renato (try the pizza with potatoes, onions and Gorgonzola), to Il Comignolo (perfect for boar, ostrich, beef, pork and rabbit, all clean meat), La Tinaia (great for pizza and seafood) and L’Oasi, Panza, Ischia (all kinds of typical Ischitanian cuisine) and some more. All offer great taste and a wonderful ambiance.
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Villa Melodie, Forio d’Ischia, Campania/Italy:
For further information:
Villa Melodie, Forio d’Ischia
Via Capizzo, 6
Forio d’Ischia/Na 80075
Tel: +39 – 081 – 998364