Island Secrets

Phlegraean Islands

Explore the mysterious past and old-world charm of Italy's Phlegraean Islands. Visit a hidden fortress, healing hot springs, medieval prisons and cliff-top resorts, and sample handmade pastas and potent espresso.

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Albergo La Vigna

For a classic hotel experience, try Albergo La Vigna. Once an ancient watchtower, this quiet retreat is situated on a sea cliff with its own vineyard and a luxurious thermal pool.

Via Principessa Margherita, 46
80079 Procida, NA, Italy

 
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Albergo San Montano

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples is this 5-star luxury hotel furnished with naval antiques salvaged from old ship demolitions. The 73-room complex has both mountain vistas and a view of the gulf of Naples.

Via Nuova Montevico, 26
80076 Lacco Ameno, NA, Italy

 
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Castello Aragonese

Accessible via an old stone bridge and a hidden tunnel, the Castello Aragonese was built in 476 BC on a giant rock just off the coast of Ischia. Explore the fortress’s museum, and even spend the night in the hotel that’s part of the castle.

Ponte Aragonese
80070 Ischia, NA, Italy

 
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Chiaiolella

With 9 miles of jagged coastline, Procida’s longest stretch of beach is at Chiaiolella on the southern shore. The beach’s dark sands speak to the island’s volcanic origins.

Procida, NA, Italy

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Corricella

Located on the tiny island of Procida, the seaside town of Corricella has become a favorite filming location for movies looking for a picturesque backdrop, thanks to its classic, historic-looking coastline.

Procida, NA, Italy

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La Medusa

Take advantage of the abundance of fresh seafood on Procida and visit La Medusa, a family-owned eatery that serves up local specialties like spaghetti with fresh anchovies, sea urchin pasta and steamed mussels in rich broth.

Via Roma 116
80079 Procida, NA, Italy

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La Vigna di Alberto

La Vigna is a hidden restaurant only the locals know about. Don’t bother looking for a sign – there isn’t one. Those in the know enjoy grilled vegetables, stuffed artichokes, handmade pastas and meats that melt in your mouth.

Via G. Garibaldi, 57
80070 Ischia, NA, Italy

 
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Le Grand Bleu

While on Procida, check into Le Grand Bleu – a charming hotel that lets you live like a local in your own private guesthouse. Manager Domenico Scotto will even lend you a bike to explore the island.

Via Flavio Gioia, 37
80079 Procida, NA, Italy

 

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