TREKKING OUR EXPERT ISLAND GUIDES ARE AT YOUR DISPOSAL Guided walks through hidden trails of Ischia make you appreciate its country taste and genuine hospitality. For those who want to experience the island in its true nature, the hotel organizes guided excursions on the most beautiful trails of Mount Epomeo, Cretaio, La Mortella, and Bosco della Maddalena. Alla scoperta dell'Isola Tra mare e monti, alla scoperta dell’isola d’Ischia tra tramonti, paesaggi, colori, la natura e tutte le meraviglie che l’isola verde ha da mostrarti. GALLERY PIZZI BIANCHI (WHITE LACE) ONE OF THE MOST CHARMING PLACES ON THE ISLAND OF ISCHIA Pizzi Bianchi are bizarre geological formations shaped like pinnacles that rise from the countryside of Serrara Fontana. A stunning landscape overlooking the sea and sunny country terraces will accompany you throughout the tour. To reach Pizzi Bianchi you have to get to Serrara Fontana, the area of Noia. There you follow an easy mule trail that leads to a smaller trail hollowed out between the walls of tuff. After a few meters you get to Pizzi Bianchi. You can continue following the path all the way to the Maronti beach. PIANO LIGUORI VINEYARDS AND WINERIES BETWEEN THE GREEN COUNTRYSIDE AND THE BLUE SEA The small town of Campagnano in Ischia is perched on a hill looking out over a charming landscape where you can admire the sea, the Aragonese Castle, and the islands of Procida and Vivara. From Capagnano, you can get to the ancient rural village of Piano Liguori, facing southeast. The route is very scenic and winds through the countryside with vineyeards and orchards. Piano Liguori has a handful of houses, some inhabited, and a bar – restaurant for a refreshing break EPOMEO THE SUMMIT OF ISCHIA WHERE YOU WILL GET YOUR FILL OF BEAUTY Mount Epomeo is the highest mountain of Ischia, dominating the island with its 800 meters. The route to the summit is completed by climbing an ancient mule trail, which lies between chestnut forests and “macchia mediterranea”. The last part of the journey is the most attractive because it lies between bare rock and open landscape. At the top of the summit there is a small church dedicated to Saint Nicolas, and ancient hermitage, but unfortunately it is closed to the public. There is also an excellent restaurant with clear views of both sides of the island. SANTA MARIA AL MONTE THE MOUNTAIN OVERLOOKING THE LANDSCAPE OF FORIO Santa Maria is located in Forio and is a small village of rural houses, some carved out of rock, built around a delightful country church. The route is very pleasant; the road to the village is wide, smooth and winds through fields and orchards with ample glimpses of the Foriano landscape. Once you reach the church, you can continue your walk into the woods of the Falanga, a plateau of locust and chestnut trees. Here you can admire typical stone houses used up until a hundred years ago by Foriano farmers during the summer.