A kilometre from the sea and 20km (12 miles) from the centre of Naples, this beautiful farmhouse is a world apart. Set in lush gardens with an inviting pool and sunny terraces overlooking Ischia and nearby Cuma, it has rooms and apartments. The charming owners breed Siberian huskies nearby, and offer cookery courses to their guests. To reach the villa by car, take the Tangenziale Ovest in the Pozzuoli direction then exit at junction 13, signposted Cuma. See the website for detailed directions.