Ischia Island, Campania - Italian Villa Vacations
Ischia Island, Campania
The typically Mediterranean climate of Ischia is dry and warm, with temperatures sometimes reaching 35° during the months of July and August. Dominated by Mount Epomeo (789 mt.asl), the island is scattered with many other hilly features, often separated by valleys and gullies that create a suggestive and sinuous landscape and is enriched with both chestnut and oak woods and low vegetation. The island's circumnavigation is about 39 km. The island is famous for its spa waters and hot springs. Ischia's spa mineral water is obtained from underground tanks which collect the rain waters. The natural rain-fall seeps into earth and collects in tanks which are warmed from hot springs lying in the depths of the ground. Water turns into steam and rises to the surface where more tanks are thus warmed, creating what is known as thermo-mineral water. The temperature of these mineral waters can go from 15C° and 86C°, therefore cold to ipothermal and thermal to hyperthermal.
Tip: The hot baths at Negombo, in the Bay of S. Montano, near Lacco Ameno in the north-west of the island, are particularly chic: the facilities are well cared for and there are many different pools, as well as an attractive bay, surrounded by almost African flora, with palm trees and a wealth of flowering trees and bushes (opened from April to October)The hot baths, appreciated by the Romans, explain why the Ischian coast is so popular with visitors from all over the world. Last but not least: the hot springs explain the special climate on the island - they provide mild weather all year round.