A civilization that was born from the sea

"'O mare fa paura" Accussì dice 'a ggente guardanno 'o mare calmo, calmo cumme na tavula. E dice 'o stesso pure dint' 'e gghiurnate 'e vierno quanno 'o mare s'aiza, e l'onne saglieno primm' a palazz' 'e casa e pò a muntagne. Vergine santa... scanza 'e figlie 'e mamma!
Io quanno 'o sento, specialmente 'e notte, cumme stevo dicenno, nun è ca dico: "'O mare fa paura", ma dico: "'O mare sta facenno 'o mare".

Eduardo De Filippo
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Along Epomeo Paths

«The island of Ischia is known as the “Green Island” referring to the abundant vegetation that characterizes it, consists mainly of forests, vineyards and Mediterranean maquis. And it is just the Mediterranean maquis formation, which in the past formed almost a single green cloak, to hit the various populations that came to the island, since the eighth century BC when the people from Euboea founded the first colony of Greeks, called Pithecusa.

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Pelara, fuzzy boundary between body and soul

I would like to point out one of the most suitable amenities to appreciate the identity of this island. I would like to offer a path, a place, an unforgettable experience for the tourist, the traveler, the man really must do. I want to tell you about the "Pelara", a tiny bay placed between the "Guardiola" and "Mountain of Panza", known by few today, exclusive destination for those who want to discover the wild identity and living witness of our past.

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Regno di Nettuno, the sea and its treasures

The sea is a resource to be protected, quiet heritage of animal and plant species, of which Man can admire its wonders, without undermining its delicate balance. Dream come true in the Gulf of Naples, in Regno di Nettuno, whose establishment is marked by a long legislative process, lasted about a decade and still being finalized: from the enactment of Law No. 394/1991 (the Framework Law on Protected Areas), to the feasibility study of the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station in Naples, until the regulations of June 5, 2008, which comes into effect the Ministerial Decree of 27 December 2007.

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Santa Restituta: inside Madonna of the Shells you can hear the sound of love

Vinicio Capossela, multi-instrumentalist and Italian writer, in his album «Marinai, Profeti e Balene» with the song «The Madonna of the Shells», («La Madonna delle Conchiglie») was inspired by the history of the patron saint of the island of Ischia. In particular, the patron of Lacco Ameno that on the other hand hosts a basilica dedicated to the «black» Virgin and a Museum discovered in 1951, which contains the remains of an early Christian crypt and an ancient cemetery. Capossela tells about the martyr, protector of sailors: Santa Restituta. The song, recorded in 2011 on the green island, suggested by the original creativity of the singer intent on chasing eyes thrown into space from the Aragonese Castle of Ischia Ponte in search of the boundaries of the horizon, tells about a “statue returned by sea with skin painted with another color”.


And a girl came from the sea

May is back and once again the long-awaited appointment with the solemn celebrations in honor of Santa Restituta in Lacco Ameno, mark the beginning of summer. And that’s the time when the faith of the community of Lacco and Ischia explodes into a carousel of colors, sounds and smells, but especially in a religious fervor that will bring thousands of tourists and residents to visit the Holy Patroness of the Diocese of Ischia.


Amidst the glitter of lights and gaiety of the stalls of sweet stands will alternate with moments of high intensity liturgical folklore events and meetings, taking place starting from May 8, until May 15, 16, 17 18.

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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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