Tuesday, 17 October 2017

ISCHIA, ITALY

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 kilometres from the city of Naples. It is the largest of the Phlegraean Islands. Roughly trapezoidal, it measures approximately 10 km east to west and 7 km north to south and has about 34 km of coastline and a surface area of 46.3 square kilometres. It is almost entirely mountainous; the highest peak is Mount Epomeo, at 788 metres.

The island is very densely populated, with 60,000 residents (more than 1,300 inhabitants per square km). Ischia is the name of the main comune of the island. The other comuni of the island are Barano d'Ischia, Casamicciola Terme, Forio, Lacco Ameno, and Serrara Fontana. Ischia's main industry is tourism, centring on thermal spas that cater mostly to European (especially German) and Asian tourists eager to enjoy the fruits of the island's natural volcanic activity, its hot springs, and its volcanic mud.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and colorful view. Love it! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  2. Beautiful, picturesque town by the sea. Love all the colors of the buildings.

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  3. the combination of the colours of the sea and the houses is simply beautiful!

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  4. Looks like a fairy tale!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/10/wind-and-water-water-and-wind.html

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  5. They are so beautiful, i hope there is no earthquake there. And i guess typhoon/storm is not a common visitor there, unlike here where we are scared to make houses on steep areas like those.

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  6. Italy is beautiful but as you said densely populated. I think they are masters in building houses against the hills

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