In panoramic position, the Hermitage of Montevergine, the first settlement in the area dating from the early 1700s, dominates the beach of San Francesco, which is about 100 meters from the entrance next to the Church of San Francesco.
The unique location, just two kilometers from the center of Forio, in an exclusive resort, considered to be a residential area with luxury villas and hotels, served by restaurants, bars and supermarkets, making it ideal location for those who want to live a vacation completely immersed in Ischitana particular atmosphere made of nature, relaxation and fun, while enjoying absolute quiet.
Nearby is the wood of Zaro with the villa "la Colombaia" which belonged to the director Luchino Visconti and now home to a cultural foundation that deals with Cinema and Entertainment. In the same forest it is a place of worship dedicated to Our Lady of Zaro, while a few steps from the Hermitage you can visit the famous "Gardens of Mortella", considered among the top ten most beautiful gardens in Europe.
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 is home to an ancient well, bordered by long, beautiful arches, door widening in a patio discovered an irregular shape, the grand staircase with classical motifs piperno.
From the grand staircase the large, bright entrance leads into the main part of the Hermitage, the Petrea apartment, once the home of an English noblewoman manor of the early '900, located at the center of the apartments as the pistil of a flower in the center of the petals. Exposure to the west of the Hermitage, allows you to admire the beautiful sunsets from almost all apartments and on the horizon the outline of the island of Ventotene. The exact moment of sunset and in particular climatic conditions, you can see "the sun, just disappeared, frolic, fun, launch a tender twist, haunting, fleeting: it is THE GREEN RAY".
The Hermitage of Montevergine offers its guests 7 exclusive accommodations, with their characteristic names: Petrea (# 1679791), Galatea (# 1662493), Calipso (# 6815633), Nesea (# 6938623), Teti (# 1661795), Actea (# 1380689) and Seaview Dome. All with satellite TV, wifi, air conditioning and private parking. Some, recently refurbished, have a kitchenette with fitted kitchen, terrace and sea view. The apartments of different sizes and fittings, can accommodate a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 people.
The Nesea apartment, whose name comes from the sea nymph of which is told in Greek mythology, is located in the highest part of the Hermitage right next to the bell tower of the church of San Francesco di Paola. And 'ideal for a young couple.
The apartment comprises a double bedroom, a small living room with kitchenette and a bathroom with shower; both the bedroom and the living room overlook a very quiet internal garden. In the immediate vicinity there are two very panoramic and equipped terraces where you can have lunch or dinner in a romantic atmosphere. You can also combine it with the adjacent apartments to spend your vacation in the company of relatives and friends.