At Forio d'Ischia, immersed in some seven hectares of pine grove and one of the finest and fully intact oases of Mediterranean maquis, just a paces from the enchanting villa that once belonged to Luchino Visconti, there stands the Mezzatorre Resort&Spa, which, situated at the tip of a promontory dropping steeply into the sea, enjoys a unique and privileged position on the island, surrounded by an atmosphere of magic and rarefied tranquility. An ancient tower dating to the16th century, used by the local population as protection against the assaults of Saracen pirates and later become the property of Baron Fassini, constitutes the central core of the hotel, while new constructions - blending with the style of the Tower,and discreetly hidden amid the green - are distributed in a splendid park of pines and holm-oaks. The common spaces, restored in full respect of their original appearance, are comfortable and have a friendly, welcoming air. The hotel offers numerous services. Many of these are comprised in the price, including a shuttle service by boat to and from Ischia harbour, two private bays, a private heliport in the hotel grounds, an open-air swimming pool (always heated), tennis court, gymnasium, piano bar, porterage, satellite TV and a round-the-clock telephone switchboard with call service in the morning. There are also many extra services on request, including windsurfing and diving, tours of the island in motor boat, bus or the island's typical microtaxi, excursions to Naples, Pompei, Capri, Positano and Sorrento in motor boat or taxi with expert guides. Small domestic animals may be brought on request. We can also organize for you transport to and from Rome or Naples airport.