Sant'Alessandro a procession suspended between history and tradition

A small hamlet embedded in the nature of Ischia Port, a true and proper jewel, rich in history and traditions which annually on 26th August in honour of the name day of Sant'Alessandro,comes to life and as the most beautiful jewel enclosed in an enchanted treasure chest, displays all its splendour. 

Casamicciola from the sea

Island with a view

"Of volcanic origin, the island of Ischia is one of the most fascinating places in Italy thanks to the conjunction of time, history, art and natural beauty. Here live together the sea and archeology, spas and flavors, folklore and modernity. Of the many possible routes to get to know and appreciate, we chose one that favors glances to the visitor. An island tour through scenarios that tell on it, where you can "see" as well as watch. Scenarios can enchant and fix mind not only for the beauty and evocative power of a panorama.


Among churches, bell towers and traditions

July has come back and with it also the typical religious festivities of this wonderful month!
Although the scene is captured by the charm of the Prize of St. Anna, still two events deserve our attention: the feast of the Madonna del Carmine in Serrara on July 16 and the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, the patron saint of Casamicciola, on July 22.
The parish of St. Mary of Mount Carmelo in Serrara rises at the end of 1500 for a vow made by the Jacono family, on a farm of Carmelite friars, who came to Lacco Ameno to restructure the Church ...


The excellence of the Nitrodi source

The name of this typical source comes from the Greek “Nitron”, which means pure, crystalline, and is an adjective of the word “Ntr”, meaning God. In fact, the first Greek settlers (in the eighth century BC) erected a temple dedicated to Apollo and the water lilies in the vicinity of the source, believing in the healing properties of the waters as a divine protection.


Duty to inform, the right to know

“An acknowledgment to those who have researched and told, over an entire career, his own truth through the means of mass communication. A prize for Ischia that has always represents a crossroads of different cultures, a bridge between the cultural European and Mediterranean tradition”. So wrote Giuseppe Valentino when thirty-four years ago gave birth to the first edition of the Ischia International Journalism Award.

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The books of the Queen

She has not gone down in history as a great queen, Isabella of Bourbon, born in Madrid on July 6, 1789 by Charles IV, King of Spain and Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma. She was only 13 when married her cousin Francis of Bourbon, Duke of Calabria, son of Ferdinand IV, King of the Two Sicilies, brother of the father and his uncle. Francis was already a widower at the age of 35 of Maria Clementina of Habsburg-Lorraine. The marriage was celebrated by proxy in Naples on July 6, 1802 and then by contract in Barcelona in late September and early October of the same year.

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The magic of Vagnitiello

At the entrance of the charming Casamicciola your eyes will be attracted by the wonders of the park “Vagnitiello”. The Passionist Fathers in Ischia talked about it stating sure as hell: “Bathe there ... and you will be healed”. This demonstrates the high regard that have had, since ancient times, the waters of this charming establishment located on the sea, sheltered from the wind and away from the stress and frenzy of everyday life, wrapped in the colors and scents of the typical Mediterranean maquis.

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Piano & Jazz on the island

Why are there throughout Italy events and jazz evenings? Is it the jazz that goes out of fashion or something really is changing in the musical culture of our country? One thing is certain; we can no longer talk about jazz as niche music for the chosen few or experts of the field. Improvisation, phrasing, contamination. The spread of this kind of music among the most dense and significant of the twentieth century is certainly tied to the spirit behind this art.


The Alum path

The subsection of CAI Ischia has celebrated the arrival of summer, with an excursion that brought the group (consisting of all islanders, about twenty) to relive a piece of history of our beautiful green island. In this itinerary we covered the ancient Via Crateca, called by local farmers “Via dei Carri” that, once from Fango, in the municipality of Lacco Ameno, an old farming village and important site for the development of the island spa ...


Maronti of Corafà

Testaccio is now part of the municipality of Barano, but in the past, from 1806 to 1879, was one of the municipalities of the island of Ischia. At that time the expanse of Maronti was the culminations of all types of boats come from the near and far beaches and the road that leaded to Marina from the town center was just called “the road of the trade”. Many people were strangers who came to Testaccio, or because they need care at the Olmitello source or because they were simply eager to travel and learn.

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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
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