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Torre dell’Aquila: Quite simply one of the finest villas on Ischia

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

It’s hard not to be seduced by the laid-back elegance of Ischia, a small volcanic island lying off the coast of Naples. The air is perfumed with the scent of the sea, pine forests and fragrant gardens. The thermal hot bubbling springs are a natural phenomena widely known for their therapeutic benefits, and the island’s sandy beaches and natural coves make Ischia the perfect destination to revitalise the mind, body and soul.

It’s said those who visit the island once, carry it in their hearts forever. Those who stay at Villa Torre dell’Aquila, never want to leave. Quite simply one of the finest villas on the island. This five star private residence, combines serenity with pure indulgence.

Perched high above San Francesco Bay with panoramic views to the town of Forio di Ischia and out to sea, sits Villa Torre dell’Aquila, The Eagle’s Tower. Nestled within a paradisiacal landscape, the four bedroomed villa is located off the beaten track, yet within easy reach of Ischia’s bustling and vibrant capital.

Even arriving to Villa Torre dell’Aquila is an unforgettable experience. Situated just 30 kilometres off the coast of Naples, you’ll arrive to the island by ferry or private boat. Next a short car journey past the island’s colourful towns and villages, and stunning scenery. The road up to Villa Torre dell’Aquila passes the homes of many celebrities, including the famous residence of the composer William Walton. The estate’s garden, Giardini della Mortella, was inspired by a lifetime’s love story and is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean-style gardens you’ll ever set eyes upon.

Villa Torre dell’Aquila, with its unique circular design set over three floors, was remodelled by Italian architects, Purini and Mariani, past collaborators of the great film director Rossellini. Resembling an ancient watchtower guarding the island of Ischia from marauders and pirates, the secluded location and ample grounds invoke the sensation of an exclusive retreat made just for you. The interior space has been cleverly designed to offer comfort and privacy for families and groups of up to 10 guests.

Sculptured out of local volcanic stone, the design of Villa Torre dell’Aquila is a celebration of Italian architecture and modern aesthetics. The property has been featured on the cover of the prestigious interiors magazine Ville e Casali; thoughtfully furnished in keeping with the energetic character of Ischia. Decorative antiques combine with works from local artists, giving the interior a wonderfully charismatic feel.

The grounds of Villa Torre dell’Aquila are as exquisite as the villa itself. With impressive stepped terraces and landscaped gardens facing across the bay and out to the crystalline seascape. The main terrace offers the perfect setting for al fresco dining, or an aperitif at sunset. Decorated with exquisite furnishings and with sensational views, it’s also an ideal space for weddings and group celebrations.

The sublime pool beckons you in for a dip, with comfortable sunbeds on hand to dry off in the idyllic Italian sun. If it’s shade you seek from the midday heat, there is a magical wooded area within the grounds, where you can laze away a shady afternoon with a good book or glass of local D’ Ambra wine, produced here on Ischia.

One of our favourite spots within the grounds has to be our plentiful organic orchard. Filled with heavenly fruits and vegetables, it’s there to be enjoyed by all our guests; pick your own breakfast, lunch and dinner, cultivated by us with love.

There is also a private access wooden walkway down to the sea built into the natural rock landscape.

The villa interior has been created to maximise light and space. Glorious sunshine gleams through panoramic windows and skylights that have been modelled into the volcanic stone. Nearly all of the villa’s rooms open out to wonderful terraces that together offer 360 degree views.

The voluminous and bright living room on the ground floor is indulgently comfortable. A magnificent fireplace takes centre stage, with luxuriously comfortable oversized sofas and armchairs placed for easy conversation. A rustic dining table comfortably seats eight.

On the same floor, you’ll find the sensationally designed, fully-equipped kitchen with its incredible skylight windows. The kitchen is infused with natural light during the day, and opens up like an observatory to Ischia’s star filled sky at nighttime.

Local chef Susy will be on hand to cook you up a traditional Neapolitan meal, using a rich variety of homegrown produce from our private organic orchard. A wood fired oven can also be found to the rear of the villa, where delicious pizzas can be made to order by the expert hands of a local pizzaiolo. We can proudly say that Italian food will never taste quite as good after you’re gastronomic adventure at Villa Torre dell’Aquila.

The top floor plays hosts to a sumptuous master bedroom. The king size bed faces floor-to-ceiling windows with views to the twinkling lights of San Francesco bay. This bedroom is what sweet dreams and honeymoons are made of. A sumptuous bathroom with jacuzzi and spacious fitted wardrobes complete the luxury bedroom accommodation, and a mezzanine level reveals a studio space for chilling out in solitude.

The villa’s lower level houses three very comfortable double bedrooms with air conditioning, each with a sea view. The main double bedroom features both a double bed and double sofa bed, an ensuite bathroom with shower and direct access to a wonderful terrace with exceptionally comfortable sun beds. The second double bedroom also boasts direct access to the terrace and shares a bathroom with the third smaller bedroom with a French bed.

If you seek privacy and elegant comfort, Villa Torre dell’Aquila is the perfect setting for your five star holiday in one of Italy’s most exclusive locations.

More Details

Property Manager
Paola Gheis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018


Forio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Torre dell’Aquila: Quite simply one of the finest villas on Ischia
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Remarkable villa in Ischia

  • 5 of 5

How can we begin to describe the magic and beauty of this wonderful place? This was truly a holiday that we will never forget. From the moment you step on the ground you are whisked away to a place beyond your wildest dream. The well designed interior and the exterior of the villa are so thoughtful and perfect. We can’t think of a single thing that we would change.

The staff made the experience even more memorable. Paola went above and beyond to make sure our every need was attended to. She organised our day trips, gave us giving us fantastic recommendations and looked after us so well. She came every day, made the house look beautiful and tidy and was so lovely with our baby daughter Theia. She also acted as a translator for us which was very helpful. Having her here made our stay better than we could have imagined.

Susy, what can we say? The food was phenomenal. Every night kept getting better. Each meal she cooked for us was fantastic, and her wine recommendations were delicious and went so well with the food. We are going to miss Susy’s amazing food so much. We come from London, New York and New Zeland and we all agree that this is a holiday we will never forget. It exceeded our wildest dreams and was beyond all expectations. We hope to come here again but until then, we will have the beautiful view and wonderful memories in our hearts.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tania, we thank you for being so appreciative of Torre dell'Aquila and for finding the service level a memorable one. I will share your feedback with Paola and Susy who I know were delighted by your kindness. The hosting style at Torre dell'Aquila is generous and discreet and proud of our location. We offer a warm hospitality to our guests to have them experience the beauty and warmth of Southern Italy. We sincerely hope you will come back. You know the way to your new home in Ischia. Kindest regards, Paola
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Exceptional Property

  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievable stay in Ischia thanks to the warmth of Paola and Susy from the moment we arrived at the island we felt welcomed and at home on this stunning property. They enhanced our experience from a pizzaiolo meal to fantastic recommendations for where to eat and what to do and kept the property in gorgeous condition. You have to see this place to understand it's beauty, the perfectly maintained multiple outdoor spaces and gardens, the bright and fresh decor, the unique design that captures the landscape and the fantastic views. The house is completely private and secluded yet close to many towns (Forio, Lacco Ameno) with beaches and thermal baths nearby. It is a beautiful oasis to rest and relax, pick fresh figs for breakfast, dip in the pool and and swim off the rocks a short walk down the cliff or to set off and explore Ischia.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments Aleni. We are very happy you loved Torre dell'Aquila and you had a great holiday. We are also very happy that you enjoyed the villa's secret corners such as the direct sea access and the fruit of the organic orchard :-). I hope you will come back to enjoy more of it! thanks, Paola
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  • 5 of 5

There are almost no words for our experience at Torre dell’Aquila.

Suzy, the cook and Paola the hostess exceeded our expectations in every way. The both went above and beyond what we could have hoped for.

Paola attended to our every need and was available for anything we needed, which was sometimes a lot! Help with shopping, navigation, speaking to people, recommendations and even letting her daughter show our kids around.

Susy is absolutely a gem! I wish I spoke Italian but we managed to communicate pretty well and we completely enjoyed her being here. Her cooking was better than a 5 star restaurant and we totally love that the ingredients are from the garden. Franco the gardner was very nice and provided us with everything we asked for!

This was truly an “epic” holiday in every way from Paola and Susy to the luxurious home in such a privileged location. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, thank you for your review and for calling your stay at Torre dell'Aquila an epic holiday! It was a joy to host you with your family and we are very happy to hear you appreciated both the service level we offer and the beauty of Torre dell'Aquila. We would be thrilled to host you again in the future. Thank you from all the staff at Torre dell'Aquila!
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $307.65
Stay tax $2.46 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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