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Finding Ferrante

When it comes to Italian islands, everyone has heard of Capri, but Ischia has a more low-key reputation. I hadn’t heard of Ischia until I read Elena Ferrante’s incredible ‘My Brilliant Friend’ a few years ago. In the book, Ischia is narrator Lenu’s figurative and literal escape from the violent, claustrophobic Naples neighbourhood she calls home, and her vivid descriptions made me determined to visit this small island, an hour away by boat from Naples, for myself. I came here in search of Elena Ferrante but discovered so much more. Although with only one day on the island, there was no time to linger.


The sweet and rare water of Buceto

Four thousand steps from the heart of the Green Island to the sea   
by Isabella Marino

The enveloping silence of the forest amplifies the chirping of birds. They fly up, as soon as they sense the human presence and cease for a moment to be the undisputed masters of the place. Which perhaps took its old name from them, Abocaetus, from which the most usual Buceto derives. Common to both the mountain that rises near Epomeo and overlooks the ancient craters, now surrounded by greenery, Rotaro is the source that flows from its lively side, to the East side, there where go to drink flocks of birds. Pure and fresh water, which descends from the top of the hill through the clayey rocks.


Ermanno Nicolella and the flavors of happiness

by Ciro Cenatiempo

Ermanno Nicolella is professionally a chef with the vocation of the globetrotter in the sign of real and powerful flavors.
A few sentences are enough to understand what Ermanno is made of: simplicity and genuineness.
The experiences of Ermanno Nicolella are the result of training in prestigious hotels such as the Savoy in London, the Palace in Paris passing through the starred restaurant Il Melograno of Libera and Giovanni Iovine, the Mezzatorre Resort, the Miramare and Castello, the Punta Chiarito, not neglecting the courses of restaurant managers with stops in Palermo.


Climbing Mount Epomeo

The island of Ischia thanks to its geo-morphological and climatic peculiarities represents a unique environment in the Mediterranean Sea, a chest full of treasures, a laboratory in which to live and understand the meaning of the concept of biodiversity. From a geological point of view it is a complex of several raised and inclined plots, separated by fractures and faults that were used often as way out of the magma of the local catchment area, thus giving rise to a series of volcanic structures.

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Forio the world championships Offshore and Endurance

From October 4th to 7th the Grand Prix «Isola d’Ischia»

by Graziano Petrucci

The island of Ischia resembles a small continent, but it is also an ideal bridge between land and sea. The huge expanse that surrounds its 46 square kilometers will host a prestigious international sporting event. In Forio, from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 of October, the appointment is with the World Offshore and Endurance Championships. For three days the town of Forio rises to the capital of international motor boating that has now reached levels like Formula 1.

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Underwater archeology, an added value of protected marine areas

The potential of Cultural Heritage as a tourist attraction is a fact, while the tourist potential of the rich underwater archeological heritage of Campania is still under development due to the lack of a basic logistic organization that enables operators in the “musealization” of the submerged site and accompanying visitors in an appropriate way.

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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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