In a panoramic position, the Montevergine Hermitage, the first settlement in the area dating back to the early 1700s, overlooks the beach of San Francesco, about 100 meters from the adjacent entrance to the Church of San Francesco.
The unique location, just two kilometers from the center of Forio, in an exclusive resort that has always been considered as a residential area with luxury villas and hotels, served by restaurants, bars and supermarkets, makes it the perfect location for those who want to enjoy a vacation completely immersed in Particular Ischitana atmosphere made of nature, relaxation and fun, while enjoying absolute tranquility.
Nearby is the wood of Zaro with the villa "La Colombaia" already belonged to the director Luchino Visconti and now home to a cultural foundation that deals with Cinema and Entertainment. In the same woods there is the place of worship dedicated to Madonna of Zaro, while within walking distance of the Hermitage you can visit the famous "Giardini della Mortella", considered among the top ten most beautiful gardens in Europe. In addition to 2 km you will enjoy a day of relaxation at the Negombo Spa Park or a little further away from the Giardini Poseidon Thermal Park.
From the square in front of the church of San Francesco di Paola, through a wrought iron gate, you enter the Hermitage. A long covered patio that houses an ancient well, bordered by large and beautiful arches, leads, widening to an uncovered patio of irregular shape, to the master staircase with the classic motifs in the pipeline.
From the master stairway, the large and bright entrance enters the main part of the Hermitage, the Petrea apartment, a former mansion of an English nobleman from the early 1900s, located in the center of the apartments like the pistil of a flower in the center of the petals. The west exposure of the Hermitage allows you to admire the beautiful sunsets from almost every apartment and on the horizon the profile of the island of Ventotene. Exactly at the time of sunset and in particular climatic conditions, you can see "the sun, just disappeared, groan, have fun, throw a soft, sprawling, fleeting flick: it's GREEN RAY".
The Hermitage of Montevergine offers its guests 7 exclusive accommodations, with the distinctive names: Petrea, Galatea, Calipso, Nesea, Teti, Actea and Seaview Dome. All with satellite TV, wifi, air conditioning and private parking. Some have recently been refurbished and feature a kitchenette with a fully equipped kitchen, terrace and sea views. The apartments of various quarters and furnishings can accommodate from 2 to 6 people.
We at Eremo are mindful of the novelty and that is why we have included in our structure the "SEAVIEW DOME". DOMES are born to protect the environment, a way of getting in touch with the nature surrounding us without the weight of cementing. For this reason, they are recognized worldwide for ecotourism projects. DOME is a GLAMPING CURTAIN, made of an aluminum structure covered with a plasticized curtain. It boasts all the comforts of a hotel room in a geodesic dome. Inside a bed area separated by a semi-transparent wall from the shower and toilet area. Comfort is ensured by air conditioning. We located the Dome on a belvedere nestled in the greenery of the grove located in the upper garden of the house, in a context where nothing was altered. You will find a path with a staircase in the middle of the vegetation with the original high stone steps of irregular shape dating to the past time to arrive at this area where large water tanks were set up. The panorama is unique. The Dome is also equipped with a private balcony overlooking the bay of S. Francesco, Forio, and the Relief Tip. To your shoulders still Mediterranean scrub, trees and a trail. Below you, the Hermitage with the Church of St. Francis. In the evening, comfortably in bed, you can admire through the wide transparent wall, in the distance, the Punta Imperatore lighthouse and the starry sky reflecting on the sea. You seem to sleep in the open air. It will be a unique experience you will remember forever.
For this to happen we want to emphasize that the dome is completely immersed in the Mediterranean scrub; therefore it is absolutely forbidden to turn on fires of any kind inside or outside, and in particular it is forbidden to smoke, cook or introduce food, as well as for safety even for hygiene, as the presence of food could attract animals inside the tent. In the area you will find restaurants and bars that will meet your every need.
The dome is not a conventional accommodation, therefore deliberately we have not installed the television to allow you to appreciate the panorama and the surrounding habitat with its noises and silences.