Built in the early 1960s, and home to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton while they filmed Cleopatra, Ischia's largest luxury hotel is tucked away in an exclusive corner of the beach in Lacco Ameno. The hotel has full resort facilities and also pampers guests (some of whom are here to attend conventions) with spa treatments. Rooms are ample and decorated in warm Mediterranean colors, and most have terraces or balconies, many overlooking the sea, others the
hotel gardens. Don't miss the fun of socializing with chic vacationers in the elegant bar or L'Indica restaurant ($$$)—a meal here is worth it just for the fabulous views over the harbor.