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The heroes of wine in Ischia

Nicola shakes the glass in a rotating sense; he is satisfied while doing it. The scents of his wines are clean, crisp, refined, aromas that reveal the history of the wines, elegant and the great fatigue that hides a well-made glass of nectar. The work in the vineyard is hard, explains Nicola, and while he tells, is happy. Wine is nothing but the fruit of a well-liked project born of the earth and the untiring work of those who devote themselves behind the scenes, faceless men who offer their own life on earth. Wine, you know, is made in the vineyard; we know it, but Nicola, Vera and Antonio Mazzella know a little more. Their life becomes more complicated when vineyards bend to the art of extreme funambulism and work becomes more difficult. Heavenly skies and vigorous vineyards clinging to steep terraces on the sea are the image of what is called heroic viticulture.

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Nitrodi: millennial flow of health and wellbeing

“Copiosa sempre scaturisce a piedi di un ammasso di pezzi di lava sorretto da un muro ove sono appilcati tre piccoli doccioni, per i quali l’acqua fluisce”
G.D’Ascia 1864

The story of the source of Nitrodi is really unique and extraordinary. It is well known that in the first century B.C. the Source of Nitrodi enjoyed a certain fame throughout the Roman Empire. The numerous reliefs found in the spring of 1757 at the source and now kept at MANN show that the users of the time came from various parts of the Empire and belonged to the highest social classes. The history of the Source in Greek times, meanwhile, is still little known and unstudied. Recent modernization works on the ground floor of the structure have highlighted and highlighted the ancient “doccioni”, which are still functioning today, which have made it possible to ascertain how some large stone blocks useful to support such gutters are most likely made in Roman times before the Roman era. The source in this historical period was consecrated to God Apollo and Ninfe Nitrodi. They thought in the miraculous waters, apparently still today, through the tutors who played their role effectively. In our time, scholars, curious about the beneficial effects of this fantastic water, replace that one of science, in Apollo and the Nymphs.

Festa San Vito Forio Ischia 1

Sulfur and the ring pledge

The name of the second island city in importance and extension, has all the charm of the influences that have animated it and according to some scholars is derived from ‘Fiorio’, symbolizing the flourishing after the destruction of other Hamlets. According to others it is descended from the Greek «phoròs», that is ‘fertile’ or - more likely - from «chorìon» ie «villaggio». The month of June is the most appropriate to visit the “middle ground”, located between the promontories of Punta Caruso - known as Zaro - and Punta Imperatore.

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First Real

Another gloomy day, cold and not for temperature: February! In the middle of the shortest month, the mind of Eduardo was playing with the memories. It must has been long beating of time, irregular, dictated by the patter of rain falling: Tic, tac, tuc, tic, rustling leaves, wind cuts, earth receives. Water! It was only water. Source of life and valuable asset. Although almost finished, this winter made him tired and thoughtfully.

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The botanical Ravino Garden, in search of that path of Eden

«One more year for the Botanical Giardino Ravino becoming path beyond space and time to the Divine research»

One more year, one more unit of the current date, 2017. A more year to MERISTEMA, the annual meeting of Giardini Ravino, the X edition celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Henry D. Thoreau, transcendentalist philosopher, considered one of the most underrated minds of America. As misunderstood his name, as great his influence: Tolstoy, Gandhi, ML King, Mandela, the beat generation, folk singer, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith were inspired by Thoreau and also filmmakers such as Peter Weir with “Dead Poets Society” and Sean Penn with “Into the wild”. Anarchists, radicals, pacifists, vegetarians, environmentalists, advocates of descent happy, supporters of the gift economy, and even designers owe much to Thoreau.

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The best water in the world

I was almost 10 when with my bike, a “venti” with the frame at an angle,
crashed near the Calabbresiello balcony, in Via Roma, in the center of Barano. Knees full of blood, such as the right shoulder and the front, a disaster. Today people would not lose a moment to go to Lacco Ameno, to the hospital.
Mom and Dad had neither car nor a driving license. So my parents knew exactly what was done in these cases. They had learned from their elders.

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Info on Ischia island

  • 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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