Last December it took us only a few minutes to decide to go back to Ischia in the summer of 2011 . In 2010 we already had spent a wonderful holiday at Ischia. Ischia is a beautiful place with a lovely climate and with many possibilities for excursions on and around the island.
There was also another reason to return even to the same location on Ischia: Villa Olivia In Forio d'Ischia. In 2010 we did experience the overwhelming hospitality of the Patalano family, the owners of Villa Olivia. Giuseppe is a talented linguist, he can switch without any effort from one into another language. For us is was quite special to hear him speak even some Dutch!. Very remarkable when you consider that knowledge of "foreign languages" is not common in Italy. For Giuseppe and his wife Ruth it never is too much trouble to be available for the guests and make them feel welcome. They give all kinds of tips and are always willing to help and advice.
The accommodations at Villa Olivia...