Located between Punta Caruso and Punta Imperatore, the town of Forio is the cultural center of the island of Ischia. In this area the human presence is recorded as early as the third millennium BC, inhabited by Greeks and Romans. Forio has resisted the attacks of pirates and the destruction of medieval Emperors. The town’s center as it’s seen nowadays is mainly due to the last five hundred years of history. The Forio’s inhabitants built defensive towers, squares, typical stone houses and palaces. The Soccorso Church already existed in the 16th century. Its historic center keeps its structure unchanged and it’s enriched by boutiques and artist’s studios and ateliers. In the near village of Panza there is the “Farmer’s Museum”, but, in spite of the strong agricultural tradition, there is also a strong link with fishing activities.
Immersed in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Ischia is full of beaches, bays and coves of rare beauty. Discover the many beautiful and relaxing beaches of Ischia
Between history and wildlife, Ischia allows you to do many excursions to discover stunning scenery. Do not miss the internal routes of the ancient island
Maintains the tissue of alleys, towers and monuments, the historical center of Forio, the second common in importance and size, the island. Do not miss the Church Aid and the Tower.
The kitchen of Ischia is definitely mainly seafood, but there are some island specialties such as the famous “Coniglio all’ischitana” or “La Zingara”.
“Isola Verde” so it is also called Ischia, for its lush vegetation, site of ancient settlement and rich in history and ethnological and culinary traditions.