A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see - Samuel Johnson
Do we need a car to get around?
The grocery store is within walking distance and there is a fabulous restaurant that will deliver food to the house, or arrange to pick you up and take you to the restaurant. So a car is not necessary. However, you will want to explore the island, in which case a car is key. There are rentals on the island, and you can also arrange for our driver to take you anywhere you like, whether it be exploring Ischia and its beaches or taking trips to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Rome or anywhere else you would like to go.
Is there place to boat or waterski?
We advise you rent a boat so you can get a sense of Ischia from the water.
How is the phone service?
Though we suggest burying your phone upon arrival, the villa is equipped with wifi and therefore accomodates wifi calling. Check with your network provider to be sure you avoid unnecessary charges. Your provider can also tell you what the cell service will be like for you during your travels. If you do not have a mobile phone, purchase a telephone card from any of the small cigarette sales stands you see in the airports or along your travels, the stores are often identified by a large “T” that is blue or red. Unless you are planning to use a lot of public telephones we suggest getting one for E. 5.
Is air conditioning necessary?
The Villa Beatrice Master Suite has sun on all sides, making it the one room in the house that at times gets too warm, it therefore has air conditioning should visitors like to use it. All of the other rooms have less exposure to the sun, thick stone walls and shade trees which, along with the sea breezes, eliminates the need to AC. The villa also has plenty of fans to keep air flowing.