Ischia, natural paradise and young people

Ischia is one of the most famous islands in Italy and the world, the location of many films, a renowned holiday place among VIPs, ideal for those who love worldly life but also enjoy nature. In short, Ischia is an island that is worth discovering (or rediscover, depending on your experience).

The eaches of Ischia are an excellent reason to visit the island: think of the Bay of San Montano in Lacco Ameno, which overlooks the Negombo thermal park, or the beaches of the Maronti in Barano, those of Forio and Sant'Angelo. From the sandy coasts to the wildest rocks, the island is a kaleidoscope of landscapes, all enclosed in its 46 square kilometres.

Discovering the most beautiful beaches of the island is just one of the reasons to visit Ischia, which boasts an ancient history and has known different civilisations: Greeks, Romans, Normans, Angevins, Aragonese have alternated, leaving each their testimonies. Among the things to see in Ischia, so stand out the Aragonese Castle and the archaeological excavations of Lacco Ameno, just to mention a couple of locations.

The natural beauties of the island should not be forgotten: the lush gardens (La Mortella to make a name), the Fumaroles (natural gas springs from the subsoil), the top of Monte Epomeo (from which the view embraces Capri, Procida and the entire Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius).

And then there are food and wine: the Ischian cuisine and the cellars of the island offer an unmissable culinary culture, from the streets of Ischia Porto to the smallest villages, scattered between the coasts and the hills.



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The town of Lacco Ameno is the smallest of Ischia and boasts an ancient history. After a long journey that, from Greece, crosses the Mediterranean, the navigators who found Pithecusae, the most ancient centre of the island, disembark here.
When this happens it is the eighth century BC and, from that day on, Lacco Ameno is the protagonist of Ischian and international life, becoming—generation after generation—a tourist and cultural centre known all over the world.
And this happens thanks to Angelo Rizzoli, a film producer and publisher who brings many VIPs (writers, actors, politicians, musicians and so on) to Ischia in the 1950s. He does so by building the first luxury hotel. Thus, the international spotlights are turned on in the small town center and on all of Ischia.
Speaking of artists and the popularity of the village, "In Lacco Ameno" is also a song sung by Italian singer Massimo Ranieri and written by Renato Carosone.

As we said, spending the holidays here is an excellent choice, and its hotels, thanks to this long tradition, do not disappoint. But why visit Lacco Ameno?
The answer is simple. This small village, in the northwestern part of the island, offers practically everything from history to natural beauties, from sports to gastronomy.
Here, for example, stands the Museum of Villa Arbusto, where Nestor's Cup is kept with an inscription bearing the oldest Greek verses ever found; it is a marvel for history and archaeology lovers. Not far from the city centre stands the Bay of San Montano, where the legend says that the boat of Aeneas was stranded: on this natural bay that overlooks the luxuriant gardens of the Negombo Thermal Park with pools, terraces, and a private beach. Last but not least, there is the "Mushroom" by Lacco Ameno. Among the most famous symbols of the island of Ischia, together with the Aragonese Castle, is a rock of tufa eroded by the sea that is reminiscent of a mushroom.
The restaurants of Lacco Ameno, in addition to a breathtaking view of the sea, offer typical Ischian cuisine, fresh fish and wine cellars with selected labels, for all tastes.

In conclusion, Lacco Ameno is well worth a visit and, not to lose even one of the many proposals, we have created a small guide all for you.



Traditional taverns, pizzerias, seafood restaurants and local chefs with international experience: Lacco Ameno's restaurants are for all tastes.



The Negombo thermal park overlooks the bay of San Montano and offers pools at different temperatures, sauna, terraces, a private beach and restaurants with typical dishes.



The museums of Santa Restituta and Villa Arbusto, the archaeological excavations of Monte Vico, the fumaroles of Fango, the La Mortella gardens in Forio: the excursions are endless.



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