The sun, the island and winter

sole ischiaWhen, in 1988, Charles Knight oversaw the reissue of “Summer islands” by Norman Douglas (it was published in 1931) wrote that in the long introduction was necessary to reread those old pages «obviously out of season, away from the crowds and alienating bustle. Maybe, if you drive along and slowly walk the trails on the slopes of Epomeo, you happen to catch some air voice of the past, the smell of scorched earth ... the sound of a hoe in the ground. Maybe you will make an exciting discovery».

Right now, in winter, I took that book into my hands, looking at a sunset from the beach of Maronti. As Douglas who looked “the sun sinks below the horizon”, drinking with a friend  to health, just as I do: lifting up a glass filled of Biancolella, winked to 2016, and I intoxicated - with you - for the privileged practice that allows me to enjoy the island brightness of Ischia, always shining and vigorous. The sun, almost trivial! Just the sun, chemically, complete our individual potential, still caressing the most intimate days of the year in this special land, and makes us understand its power, giving light to the wonderful “little world” around us, and wonders and wraps between hills, gardens and coasts. The emotion is strong and pure, because it is not necessary to consider, in this slower time that will lead us to the dawn of spring, intellectual contamination, rituals and the cliché of the hot season that emphasize the solar virtues in an obvious way. The sun keeps its magic of fertility and creativity, to prophesy and heal even now, and allows us to travel with disenchantment among the wonders of Ischia, about which our magazine provides a map as always unconventional, with competent and passionate contribution by Elettra Carletti, and a special appearance by Valerio Zupo, authoritative scientist sea. What more? Here among the places and the natural environment, are the faces of the characters - as Florencia Marioni and Ciro Capuano, cleverly tracked down by Graziano Petrucci - who, in turn, under the rays of winter more subdued, with their stories revealed to readers, help us to understand a feature also “enlightening” of this land in the middle of the Tyrrhenian. Its unique and millennial international dimension, as a fascinating film. Maybe starring and directed by Giuseppe Iacono, the global artist.

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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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