Rooms & Suites: 128
Snuggled on a private beach, the 128-room hotel combines Italian chic with traditional and updated mid-century classic styles, with acres of shiny, decorative tile floors that are the hallmark of the region.
The hotel's three restaurants - including the Michelin-starred Indaco - face the water, as does the Regina Isabella's elliptical salt-water pool from which sun-bathing jetties thrust into the Mediterranean. The hotel is attached to the Termedella Regina Isabella spa whose healing waters were first tapped by the Romans; today's resort offers dozens of beauty and health treatments. Now privately owned and operated by the Carriero family, the hotel's debut came at the height of the "Dolce Vita" era. The Regina Isabella has welcomed Hollywood and world glitterati from the day of its opening - from Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Maria Callas and Ava Gardner, to the vacationing Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during the filming of "Cleopatra," to the cast of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (filmed on Ischia), to today's list of bold-face names that attend the annual Ischia Music and Film Global Fest http://www.ischiaglobal.com/. Most of the resort's guestrooms and suites gaze across the bay to the island of Procida and, in the distance, Naples. Naples is reached in 40-minutes by hydrofoil or private cruiser.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Culture, Food & Wine, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness
Naples-Capodichino International Airport (NAP)
May through October