La Torre dei sogni

Ischia, Naples, Italy

High up on the edge of the cliff stands a round tower made of field stones between shady pine trees. Here the air is fresh and the view flies freely through the blue of sky and sea. The house is very secluded on a hill and can only be reached on foot. 

50 years ago, Hertwig von Schöfer started building a tower with men from the village using stones that he had broken out of the mountainside. A very individual and private holiday home was created in a Mediterranean garden, which ends with a steep 200 meter drop to the sea. This expansive garden is today a "cultivated wilderness" from which a palpable force of the elements emanates: over the water, swept through by wind and storm, parched by the sun, a lonely patch of powerful earth. 

People who are not afraid of the path with numerous steps reach a place that is difficult to describe, because beauty and poetry are like the wind, which cannot be grasped and yet touches people. 

Today the widow and daughter of the builder live in this house and they "share" the house with people who appreciate and want something special. They offer two rooms that can be booked individually or together as a holiday apartment. The kitchen is shared with the hosts, possibly also with other guests (in the second room) - this is due to the originality of this architecture. 

The hosts, who live in a self-contained living area, take care of everything that is needed. The relationship with the guests is maintained from a distance and openness, respect and helpfulness in all possible matters. All around, the island of Ischia offers famous thermal baths, volcanoes, beaches with crystal clear water and of course many small restaurants and bars with Mediterranean delicacies.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom55 €
Apartmentfrom120 €


ArchitectureThe original stone tower was built from locally quarried field stones. The walls are whitewashed with lime and care was taken to use as natural and regional materials as possible during construction. All work has been carried out by local craftsmen. Some of the furniture is self-made or reused. The garden has also only been cleared and cleared a little and is simply overgrown with the native Mediterranean flora.

EnvironmentWe ask our guests to separate and reduce waste, the waste must be brought back to the village "empty", there are individual waste days such as Saturday we carry the empty wine and beer bottles to the village, Tuesday we take all the plastic waste to the village, on Wednesday the pizza boxes and other paper waste.


  • Apartment or room for rent in a charming Saracen tower-style cottage
  • Terrace with a fantastic view
  • The house consists of a round stone tower and a Bauhaus-style bedroom
  • The hosts live in the house and are available for questions and tips
  • Extensive Mediterranean garden with sun and shade areas
  • Located right on top of the cliff above the sea
  • Ischia is famous for its thermal baths, some of which, for example Cava Scura on the Maronti beach, are within walking distance
  • Mountain tour on Monte Epomeo with a worthwhile view
  • Guided hikes to volcanoes and geological sights
  • 30 minutes walk to the Maronti beach, the largest and most famous beach of Ischia
  • The house can only be reached on foot. Sometimes you walk over rocky steps, so a backpack is recommended instead of a trolley or suitcase.

Holiday apartment / guest room2 roomscooking facilitiesno childrenno WiFino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Apartment with two rooms and bathroom for a maximum of 4 people
  • Rooms can also be rented individually
  • Shared kitchen with the hosts
  • Fireplace in the living room
  • towels, bed linen
  • Share soap, shampoo or Stop the water while using me
  • Garden with sunny and shady places
  • Hammock and sun loungers
  • Figs depending on the season
  • 15 minutes walk to the supermarket, 8 minutes to the bus stop
  • Minimum stay is 4 days
  • Unsuitable for children under 12 and people with walking difficulties due to the terrain
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom55 €
Apartmentfrom120 €

Location + Directions

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Ischia is best reached by boat from Naples. Ferries and catamarans run regularly from the port of Naples to Ischia. La Torre dei Sogni is about 5 kilometers from the port in the south of the island. You will receive the exact address and directions when booking directly from the landlady.