The most beautiful and largest island in the Gulf of Naples, Ischia is one of the most
spas of Italy. The ancient Romans called it Pitecusae Aenaria Inarime Arime Iscla.
Today, the island of Ischia is renowned
for its unparallelled natural beauty, for its
mild climate all year round and its thermal waters.
Approaching the island across the sea from the mainland, Ischia
rises from the water like a vision - as though it were a large vessel adorned
for a feast, where the sides, decks, portholes, shrouds, masts and other accoutrements
are all decorated in green.
Even the peaks of the smallest rocks along the coastline are covered
in rich vegetation. Ischia's verdure can even be found in the stones - for example, the
famous green tufa found in the Forio area, whose stones make up the beautiful and unique
parracine (dry stone walls) which punctuate the vineyards' thick green expanses.
The greenery does not hide the natural beauty of the lay of the land. Ischia has a very
varied landscape, including mountains, isolated hills, majestic promontories, slopes,
plains, and brows of hills, all of which can easily be seen from the magnificent terrace of
the soccorso in Forio from which the incredible beauty of
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Sandro & Raffaele Buono, represent Ischia's
Hotel Europa, providing hospitality and organised trips to the island's vineyards,
wine cellars and marine surroundings.