Ischia News ed Eventi July 2013 An Island to discover

Ischianews-luglio-2013Is yet to discover the island of Ischia? Certainly yes! It is an “ancient island” for its “living history” although the civilized man has come since the eighth century BC and is no longer gone. So that the story on the island, its peculiarities, its traditions, never end. There is always something to discover for those who will come there every year and for those who live there or seeing it for the first time. The feast on the sea at the rocks of Sant’ Anna in Ischia Ponte or Village of Celsa is held for 80 years and has become the most important festival of the summer and for several years is the center of controversy for having lost the initial spontaneity, the roots of its success, and turned into a “Prize among the municipalities” not just the six ones of Ischia but also Procida and the two ones of Capri.

Moreover the innovation has proved a failure, and so the feast threatens even to disappear. We went to see the birthplace of the feast of St. Anna “discovering” the village of Pescatori in the location of “Mandra” a few meters of the road from Village of Celsa and near the sea. We talked to the last fishermen, given the small church of San Giovan Giuseppe or rather the “Madonna-Child” where Mary is celebrated three times a year, after hearing the story of a protagonist of the construction of the “Great Boats” of St. Anna in the '70s when the whole village of Mandra took part in the construction of the boat that “always won the competition”. But the feasts on the “ancient island” are tied to the religiosity of the islanders. They are held in each district or part of each of the six municipalities. So one has to go to Serrara, about 400 meters from the sea level, to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Carmelo and then comes back to Casamicciola, a few meters above the sea level, for the feast of St. Mary Magdalene.
But besides the religious events, there is a rich calendar in cultural events, starting with the Ischia Prize for Architecture, on this month of July, which will have its so-called “dog days” in the second half of the month when the sun enters the constellation of Canis Major . For fans of the film there is a full calendar of the Ischia Global Festival. It is time of sea and water parks and on this issue we present the “magic of Vagnitiello”. We talk about ceramic art of Franco Calise and cinema by Leonardo Di Costanzo and still go to the “discover” the Alum path among the hills of Saint Nicola, such as Ischian people call Mount Epomeo. But our “discoveries” continue in the “books of the Queen” that is the guest books of the grand hotel Regina Isabella where has passed in more than 50 years half the world of the nobility and the bourgeoisie. But ours are only “little discoveries”.
The tourist will be free to discover it with our map that from this issue has been extended with the instructions of the “Regno di Nettuno” for the marine protected area especially for lovers of yachting. Visit the ‘Neptune’s Kingdom’ means to immerse themselves in one of the most fascinating environment of the Mediterranean Sea.

Ischia News ed Eventi issue of July 2013


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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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