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The Hotel Villa Franca, in Forio d'Ischia, is a three-star family-run hotel with three floors consisting of 25 rooms equipped with: air conditioning, satellite LCD TV, security box, minibar, telephone, Wi-Fi connection, hair dryer and almost all of them have a terrace. The well-balanced colors create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The hotel has a central building and other adjacent units: in the main building there are the recently-renovated Superior rooms, while in the other buildings there are the Economy and Classic rooms. The Hotel Villa Franca is surrounded by a flourishing garden where the guests can relax, take a walk by the pools, read a book in its most private areas. In the garden, there is a beautiful indoor pool and an outdoor heated pool; both of them have massaging water jets. Thanks to the hotel's association with "Professional scuba diving centers", the scuba-diving lovers will have the possibility to live an unforgettable experience. The Hotel Villa Franca allows its guests to take advantage of thermal treatments in a nearby thermal centre associated with the NHS, reachable with a free shuttle service, and receive massages from a highly-qualified staff.
Forio d'Ischia is the island's second municipality for population and importance. It is located between two promontories: Punta Caruso and Punta Imperatore, and offers the most beautiful beaches of Ischia in an enchanting landscape that combines the coasts and the vines that adorn the western side of the Mount Epomeo. Forio extends for 13 square km and, thanks to its rocky recesses, it is possible to bathe not only on its sandy beaches, but also in unique places such as the coast of Zaro and the Sorgeto bay, famous for its thermal springs flowing directly from the bottom of the sea at high temperatures (bathing is also possible during the winter). Forio is the municipality that best preserved its historical centre full of alleys, churches and sighting towers that make it the cultural centre of the island. During the '50s it was the favourite destination of many celebrities such as Luchino Visconti, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Sir William Walton, Eduardo de Filippo and artists such as Elsa Morante, Alberto Moravia, Auden, Pablo Neruda and many others.
Places to know and visit
The beach of Citara, characterized by fine sand and shallow water is suitable for children; it has a free area and many private beach clubs.
The beach of La Chiaia, the biggest in Forio, is suitable for families with children thanks to the entertaining services (surcharge required) and to its particularly shallow water. Its white sand and its characteristic bottom right after the rocks make this beach the ideal place for the snorkeling lovers.
The beach of Cava dell'Isola is usually populated by young people who enjoy playing beach volley and beach soccer, and it is the ideal place for those who want to have fun in its crystal-clear water and wild landscape.
The Poseidon Thermal Gardens are the largest and most beautiful pool park in Ischia, with 20 pools, 500 metres of coast, 8000 square meters of beach, 1 wellness centre and 6 hectares of terraces.
Zaro's wood is a suggestive path that links Lacco Ameno to Forio. Famous for its viewpoint on the beach of San Francesco, it is also a place of worship dedicated to the Madonna of Zaro.
Following the main street in the shopping centre of the municipality, it is possible to reach the famous square where the Chiesa del Soccorso is located, from where it is possible to admire the famous Green Flash, only visible in particular periods of the year.
The Chiesa del Soccorso, a church overlooking the sea. Together with the Torrione, it is the symbol of the municipality of Forio and one of the main architectural masterpieces of the island.
Ravino and La Mortella gardens are the perfect places for nature lovers and those who want to know rare subtropical and mediterranean plants. La Mortella Garden was recognized as the most beautiful botanical garden in Italy in 2004.
Services for our guests
Check-in from 14:00 - Check-out within 10:00.
Buffet service at breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00.
Lunch is served from 13:00 to 14:00.
Dinner is served from 20:00 to 21:00.
Free services included in our offers
Free access to the outdoor and indoor pools (8:00-19:30).
Sunbeds by the pool and solarium.
Satellite TV, hair dryer, telephone in the room.
Common area/TV room.
Private car park.
Reception open 24/7.
Scuba diving (surcharge).
Massages and treatments (surcharge).
Mountain excursions (surcharge).
One of the main strengths of the Hotel Villa Franca is its restaurant that serves the typical mediterranean specialties, with particular attention paid to fresh products in order to satisfy even the most refined palates. The day begins with a rich buffet breakfast; then, at lunch and dinner, the kitchen offers fish dishes (spaghetti with clams or linguine with seafood) and meat specialties (like the rabbit "all'ischitana", famous and traditional local specialty). It is also possible to request other typical local specialties.
The offer includes
Indoor and outdoor thermal pools.
Non-supervised car park.
Solarium terrace with sunbeds and umbrellas.
Thermal muds/baths or aerosol/inhalantions associated with the national health service (ticket payment required for those who are non-exempt).
Choose a gift among those available in the "Book" page
Ischia tour by boat.
Capri tour by boat.
Procida tour by boat.
Excursion to Positano and Amalfi by boat.
Taxi service with transfer from/to harbour/hotel.
Access to the Castiglione Thermal Park, 15 pools and direct access to the sea.
Tour of Naples with a guide in the hystorical centre and the "underground Naples".
Tour of Ischia by GT bus with a guide and the possibility to taste typical local products.
The offer does not include
Medical and luggage insurance.
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.
Minibar € 6,00 per day.
Cradle € 10,00 per day.
Extra meal € 15,00 per day.
Air conditioning € 3,00 per person per day.
-30% third and fourth bed for children.
-20% third and fourth bed for adults.
Family plan: 2 adults and 2 children = pay for 3.
Reductions and additional costs might be subject to variation and they will appear on the "Book" page.