Ischia.it english - Spring http://www.ischia.it/en/spring Tue, 22 May 2018 01:30:30 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Aenaria, the mythical Roman city returned from the sea http://www.ischia.it/en/aenaria-the-mythical-roman-city-returned-from-the-sea http://www.ischia.it/en/aenaria-the-mythical-roman-city-returned-from-the-sea

aenariaFor nineteen centuries, the thick prairie of Posidonia had guarded and protected it. The ancient Aenaria was now only a legend. As the landing of Enea, in that bay crouched between the great island and the Aragonese Castle. Where no one had ever found traces of the mythical Roman city that had transmitted its name to the entire island. Until the summer of 1973, when two friends, during a dive between the Scogli of Sant’Anna, found a strange old “thing”. Galena, experts had ruled. Was a first sign of Aenaria’s existence? The positive response came from the research carried out in August, which brought to light findings capable of witnessing a submerged city, precipitately abandoned by the inhabitants between 130 and 150 AD, before being inexorably swallowed by the sea.

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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Thu, 03 May 2018 09:46:00 +0200
La Mortella: The island surrounded by the garden http://www.ischia.it/en/la-mortella-the-island-surrounded-by-the-garden http://www.ischia.it/en/la-mortella-the-island-surrounded-by-the-garden

mortella quadro

Dialogue with Alessandra Vinciguerra

Entering La Mortella is an experience that renews the sensitivity of the spirit. In March, the colors, transformed into a scale of chrome that passes through an autumn and a winter of decline, expose the newfound vigor that integrates elements like earth and water in the most varied forms of nature.
The trunk of the trees, the leaves, the flowers and the fruits represent layers of life reaching out to the sky and the hidden roots of the beliefs that support the gravity of a victorious harmony.
The meeting between the visible and the invisible, between heaven and earth, is celebrated here to our senses.
Today we meet Alessandra Vinciguerra, director of the garden, not in an interview, but in a dialogue that wants to highlight Philosophy, that “humanistic” side that sustains and maintains this island surrounded by another island, the human one.

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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Thu, 03 May 2018 09:46:00 +0200
Antonio Macrì, eulogy of chromatic harmony http://www.ischia.it/en/antonio-macri-eulogy-of-chromatic-harmony http://www.ischia.it/en/antonio-macri-eulogy-of-chromatic-harmony

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 An overwhelming crowd of friends, admirers, acquaintances, simple people gathered. On a Sunday last February - in the church of Portosalvo in Ischia, to share the sincere emotion of the greeting to Antonio Macrì, last performer of a successful and special generation of artists that have been appreciated and loved far from the borders of Ischia. A popular painter, a shy man, he left a very long track, distributed in an infinity of private collections.

 

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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Thu, 03 May 2018 09:46:00 +0200
Nitrodi: millennial flow of health and wellbeing http://www.ischia.it/en/nitrodi-millennial-flow-of-health-and-wellbeing http://www.ischia.it/en/nitrodi-millennial-flow-of-health-and-wellbeing

nitrodiroberta“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.

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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Fri, 19 May 2017 09:18:00 +0200
Sulfur and the ring pledge http://www.ischia.it/en/sulfur-and-the-ring-pledge http://www.ischia.it/en/sulfur-and-the-ring-pledge

Festa San Vito Forio Ischia 1The 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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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:29:56 +0200
ISCHIA STREET ART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL from April 1 to October 31 2018 on the island of Ischia http://www.ischia.it/en/ischia-street-art-international-festival-from-april-1-to-october-31-2018-on-the-island-of-ischia http://www.ischia.it/en/ischia-street-art-international-festival-from-april-1-to-october-31-2018-on-the-island-of-ischia

street artIn February 2017 Salvatore Iacono, ex D.J., founded the Ischia Street Art Gallery project entirely dedicated to street art.    
After having founded in 2003 with Teresa Coppa the Accademia dei ragazzi, training school for the arts and the show, back in the limelight with Ischia Street Art Gallery, an international festival with the project to gather the major street artists all over the world, promoting young international writers through projects and exhibitions.

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mpilato@pointel.it (Massimo) Spring in Ischia Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:13:00 +0100
First Real http://www.ischia.it/en/first-real http://www.ischia.it/en/first-real

primaveraAnother 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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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Sat, 28 May 2016 10:47:09 +0200
The botanical Ravino Garden, in search of that path of Eden http://www.ischia.it/en/the-botanical-ravino-garden-in-search-of-that-path-of-eden http://www.ischia.it/en/the-botanical-ravino-garden-in-search-of-that-path-of-eden

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«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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milena@pointel.it (Milena Barbieri) Spring in Ischia Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:04:00 +0200
The heroes of wine in Ischia http://www.ischia.it/en/the-heroes-of-wine-in-ischia http://www.ischia.it/en/the-heroes-of-wine-in-ischia

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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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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:18:00 +0200
The best water in the world http://www.ischia.it/en/the-best-water-in-the-world http://www.ischia.it/en/the-best-water-in-the-world

nitrodiI 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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rosalinda@pointel.it (Rosalinda Di Meglio) Spring in Ischia Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:18:42 +0200
The eternal beauty inside Sorgeto Bay http://www.ischia.it/en/the-eternal-beauty-inside-sorgeto-bay http://www.ischia.it/en/the-eternal-beauty-inside-sorgeto-bay

baia-sorgetoThe narrow plateau under the sun, in the full moon expands, brightens, revealing a side of profiles of crags and slopes, low vineyards, reed beds, opens a horizon of guessed precipices, far away. On the other side, it creaks of pumice volatile, volcanic flour and the trail smells of brooms and Eubea, lost and found.
We go down the steep, and clear and sweet is the night, but there is a land breeze among the ridges, leaving the trace, slips; and imagines the midday light. The rarefied crowd of human ants climbs constantly slow awaited by farmers and anglers in a village of gardens against the sky, bringing valuable goods of uselessness, taking wine and time in six hundred B.C.

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milena@pointel.it (Milena Barbieri) Spring in Ischia Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:40:00 +0200