Mysteries of "Torre Guevara"

Mysteries of "Torre Guevara"

Despite my century old Ischitan roots, I was unaware of the tower of Sant’Anna. Giorgio Brandi much appreciated the tower and promoted early restorations and prestigious exhibitions organised by the Circolo Sadoul including an exhibition in honour of Arnaldo Pomodoro, one of the most famous and appreciated living sculptors, commemorating 50 years of production, in the grounds of a tower dear to his heart.
As an Ischitan I was surprised, and still am, for the little valuation which has been given to the most important monument of the island (after the Aragonese Castle, which is privately owned).

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Museum of the excavations of Santa Restituta

Ischia is a magical land where history, myth and nature intersect continuously until they merge. A privileged destination for nineteenth-century Grand Tour, that cannot be renounced for training program of every European traveller caught and that in all the lands of the Gulf of Naples could be reflected in the stories of the Greek and Latin classics. Not only myth, but also traditional and religious events such as those dedicated in May, to Santa Restituta, African martyr and patron saint of the island of Ischia.

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Ischia in celluloid postcards

Ischia island of image, as well as island of image. Some real, some fake, sometimes still postcards. Irresistible. But as often happens in postcards, with risk of straying too far from reality while trying to represent it. What do we mean, then, when we write than seventy years of film locations of Ischia? We would be naive if we believe that, under the brand “Ischia”, hide what was uniformity of views, suggestions or coincidence of concordance atmospheres.

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Following the Stone Houses

The fresh and crisp air, the smell of the wort that spreads and that refers to the past, when, before becoming tourist island, Ischia’s economy was mainly tied to the cultivation of the vine and wine production and going up the colors of the woods, make us realize that we have entered in the fall season and we are preparing to welcome it.

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The long harvest of Gardini Arimei ...

Stanislao Milone has Calabrian origins and ancient farming traditions. He falls in love with  Montecorvo in Panza and builds a village consisting of houses, wine cellars, wine vats, tanks for rainwater storage and parracine and founds his farm that eventually gets prizes and awards.

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VI workshop di Urban Sketchers a Napoli

"On Assignment". Reportage dall'isola di Ischia
4-8 ottobre 2017

Per il terzo anno consecutivo quaranta disegnatori da tutto il mondo si ritrovano a Ischia per la redazione di un reportage collettivo sull'isola.
L'ospite d'onore è Gabriel Campanario, illustratore e giornalista del Seattle Times con la rubrica "Seattle Sketcher" e fondatore nel 2007 degli Urban Sketchers: un'associazione nata con lo scopo di diffondere il valore educativo e di documentazione del disegno dal vero che in dieci anni ha coinvolto migliaia di persone in tutto il mondo. I loro reportage disegnati sono condivisi in rete, sulla carta stampata e in incontri dal vivo come questo di Ischia.

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  • Surface: 46 Kmq
  • Hight: 789 mt
  • Lat.: 40° 44',82 N
  • Long.: 13° 56',58 E
  • Periplus: 18 miglia
  • Coasts: 51.2 Km
  • Cities: 6
  • Inhabitants: 58.029

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