Ischia

The beauty of the volcano

The volcanic island of Ischia Italy is located at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples with nearby Procida and Vivara.

Several finds of the Neolithic period were discovered including the discovery of a farm Greek wealthy farmers in the first settlement dates back to around 790, 780 BC. The excavations of 1993, also showed that the first colonists settled down at Panza in the hills of Punta Chiarito. In the necropolis of St. Montano, in 1953, the German archaeologist Giorgio Buchner, discovered the Cup of Nestor of 725 BC as the most striking example of poetry into Greek.

In Roman times, various vicissitudes happened under the empire with the creation of new centers of commerce and manufacturing as well as an industrial site with a lead and tin smelter and a pottery factory, as well as Spanish lead ingots and other ceramics objects today preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Pithecusae at Lacco Ameno.

Thermal waters of Ischia

Ischia has its famous reputation for its thermal waters which have been used since ancient times to strengthen the spirit and the body, especially for the Greeks, who used them for healing the wounds of war. They were later exploited by the Romans for therapeutic potential, where they created some real Spa buildings also used in the Renaissance by the noble and wealthy. There were many celebrities who made use: from Giuseppe Garibaldi and Camillo Benso Count of Cavour to Arturo Toscanini. Today’s Spa are a haven of natural oasis for tourists who attend for the treatment of certain diseases or just for fun.