english - Christmas Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:32:17 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Ischia Teatro Festival

Natale in casa cupiello MG 6966 FRANCESCO RANDOSe la televisione arranca, trascinandosi dietro anche la stampa, e il cinema boccheggia, sfiatato tra il monopolio produttivo e la povertà di idee, il teatro dovrebbe essere già sprofondato, dimenticato, finito. L’abbiamo ereditato come una lieve tara congenita, un difetto di famiglia che solo rarissime morfologie sanno trasformare in pregio. Eppure in ogni paese, scuola o parrocchia ci sono ancora i filodrammatici, compagnie che sudano, studiano, provano e spesso s’inventano qualcosa di nuovo per (re)stare in bilico sulle assi di un palcoscenico. A Ischia il teatro, inteso come casa, non esisteva, non c’era. Cinquant’anni di esibizioni hanno regalato al pubblico suggestioni e sogni, ma senza uno spazio proprio dove custodirle. Si è combattuta una lunga battaglia, con motivazioni talvolta controverse, per avere un teatro, o quanto meno un luogo dove si va a vedere uno spettacolo pagando un biglietto. Uno spazio culturale e artistico al servizio di una crescita consapevole della comunità e di un percorso formativo fatto di competenze, passione, curiosità e quel senso civico indispensabile per ampliare gli orizzonti della nostra identità di cittadini.

]]> (Milena Barbieri) Christmas in Ischia Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:02:00 +0100

Presepe-Monterone-18“It is put the manger, bring the hay, are carried away the ox and the ass. It honors therein simplicity, poverty is exalted, people hear the humility and Greccio becomes almost a new Bethlehem”.

Therefore, Tommaso from Celano, chronicler of the life of St. Francis, describes the first living representation of the Nativity in 1223 that the Saint realized in Greccio, in the province of Rieti. Since that date, the kind of symbolism was widely understood at all levels, especially within families for which the representation of the birth of Jesus, such as figurines and items taken from the wild. It is an essential ritual, which reached its peak in the eighteenth century, when raised the great traditions of crib, and there was the impressive development of the cribs sculpted. Especially in Naples where the art of pottery with its statues covered with garments of fine fabrics and glittering jewelry authentic, became a real school and cradle of the spread of the crib.

]]> (Milena Barbieri) Christmas in Ischia Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:02:00 +0100
Nativity at high altitude

DSC 3122On our island are so many events that draw the attention and offer moments of pure enchantment, moments that reconcile one with life and give one the joy of living the atmosphere of times gone by. One of these is undoubtedly that of the commemoration of the birth of Jesus at the Hermitage of St. Nicola, which stands on top of Mount Epomeo that even during these Christmas holidays will repeat on January 5 2015. The canvas is repeated year to year, but the experience is always new and different, attracting tourists and villagers who want to escape the chaos of everyday life for the fresh air and peace. Appointment is at 10:00 at Fontana in Piazza IV Novembre to climb all together Mount Epomeo. The bell, with its ancient sound, will bring together the pilgrims, and at 11:00 am, pastor can. Don Giovanni Trofa celebrate Mass during which they will perform Christmas music and sing the ancient “Ninna Nanna” of the folk tradition, written by the parish priest Msgr. Giovanni Mazzella at the end of ‘800. Immediately after all there will be the opportunity to refresh themselves with local food, washed down with wine, white and red, from the cellars of Cesare Mattera, former mayor of the highest and convinced municipality of the island and proud farmer and staunch defender of homegrown traditions.

]]> (Milena Barbieri) Christmas in Ischia Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:02:00 +0100
"Walking around the alleys, churches and towers” to discover and rediscover the story of Forio

Museo Maltese Torrione-2238Often the tourist who decide to visit Forio is inevitably directed towards those that are the focal points of the City such as the Main Course Francesco Regine with its shops; Piazza San Gaetano; the Bay of Citara and the Poseidon Gardens; the Piazzale del Soccorso where admire the beautiful sunsets and hope to see even for a moment the famous “Green Ray”.
Outside of these ‘must stages’, the more discerning visitor who will walk along the country, cannot fail to notice that every corner of Forio tells an event, a story, a different episode. Many pieces of a great history that is lost in the mists of time, and it is a story of battles, traditions, art and faith.

]]> (Milena Barbieri) Christmas in Ischia Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:02:00 +0100
Christmas in lights and music

IschiaNews-Dicembre-2014-Copertina-PrezzoMerry Christmas and Happy New Year....

This year the wish of our magazine is particularly positive and full of interesting expectations for these islands and clearly for tourists. This year, thanks to the ‘Azienda di Cura e soggiorno’ of the islands of Ischia and Procida, our islands have a single event calendar. Mimmo Barra, Commissioner of the Company since January 2014, has finally innovated the approach of the seven municipalities in the planning of events and was able to coordinate a single calendar avoiding unpleasant overlapping for those who, like many tourists and residents, want to enjoy Christmas to all round. It is an important first step that we, with our magazine, know to incur for the proper and effective promotion of our territory with its folklore, traditions and its vibrant nightlife.

]]> (Massimo) Christmas in Ischia Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:47:00 +0100
The delights of Nonno Franchino

Nonno-Franchino 19In Forio, right at the entrance of one of the most beautiful streets of the old town, that one of San Gaetano and a short walk from the harbor, you will find yourself in front of a room with a short story (opened in 2012) but already famous with loyal customers. We’re talking about the bakery NONNO FRANCHINO, built in August 2012, the result of experience handed down from father Maurizio Capuano, Nonno Franchino, already renowned baker of Forio.

]]> (Maria Mattera) Christmas in Ischia Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:02:46 +0100
It’s Christmas ... and at Christmas, you can do more!

Candida Natale-8370Almost as if it were a duty, at Christmas, all become good, or at least they try. It blooms in us the bud of sharing warmed by the rays of the solidarity of the many events that populate our streets. From the crib of solidarity to the markets of charity. Events organized thanks to the sensitivity of many that offer opportunities to be better people. It is the moment full of joy, friendship, joy and our island wearing the best outfit made of colorful lights, traditional decorations, gospel and jugglers. However, could not Christmas last a whole year? What is it that prevents? Clearly, the “worldliness spiritual” of Christmas... well for those two weeks I would say enough, but the authentic spirituality of Christmas, that one silent and discreet, we should try to practice every day. «Go beyond the surface of things and there encounter what no one could understand, a child lying in the manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes.

]]> (Milena Barbieri) Christmas in Ischia Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:02:00 +0100
Mariolino, the artist of the way

mariolinoI find it leaning against the wall of his “puteca”** with the eye of the beholder, giving the impression of a gruff, although who knows him knows that his personality aggregates ideas, friendships, events, that is much communicative in interpersonal relationships as given on what concerns his relationship with art: artist Mariolino Capuano of the way.
For this innocent chat he greets me in his "puteca" with that initial distrust, typical of the artists, and then melt and demonstrate its solar sympathy, typical of whom is artist and modest at the same time.

]]> (Maria Mattera) Christmas in Ischia Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:02:46 +0100
Gina and the sense of life

gina-menegazzi-1The senses of the human person are five: sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch. Where and how do they express better these “senses” up to make the “sense” of life? Gina Menegazzi has asked the question many years ago and gave her answer with her life choice. I met her on a Sunday in November on the pier that connects the village of Ischia Ponte, the ancient Borgo of Celsa, with the Aragonese Castle, the most important monument of the island of Ischia, which contains all its thousand-year history.

]]> (Maria Mattera) Christmas in Ischia Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:02:46 +0100