Ischia, The Rock Of Sant'Angelo
Arriving in the village of Sant'Angelo, the first thing I went to its main attractions - the high rock connected to the shore by a sandy bridge.
the Island of Ischia, there were about 55 thousand years ago by volcanic activity. The island is a layering of lava, thrown up from a dozen craters.
Western part of the island, where he was most active, stands on a powerful geological fault, the emissions from which formed this island. Rock where stands the Aragonese castle, has the same origin.
Sandy jumper, reclaimed by the sea between the shore and the island, the two formed a convenient Harbor, protected by the rock from wind and waves, it began to settle fishermen.
In the Western part of the cliff is a gently sloping lava language, which is carved into the soft tufa trail.
dreams was to climb to the top of the cliff where the ruins of a Hermitage and a watchtower, but this language, my climb is over. The top of a steep slope left cut in the rock steps, the entrance to which was blocked by red tape and the sign of rockfall. The path itself was lost in the dense thickets on the first metres, it clearly did not go long.
It Remains only to contemplate the panorama of the coast.
On the Left you can see the South-Western coast of Ischia, Capo Negro, the "black Cape", and Punto Chiarito in the background.
Between them and Sant'Angelo stretches high steep Bank.
where There is the opportunity to go down to the water, over a cliff huddled little hotels.
Closer to Sant'Angelo, over the road visible arches SPA hotel "Romance" (Park Hotel &Terme Romantica 4*).
Below the hotel is a small beach and a restaurant carved in the rock.
Sant Angelo have not a fishing village and famous resort, expensive and prestigious.
Hotel Casa Celestina.
the Most famous guest of the town - Angela Merkel. The Chancellor of Germany with her husband many years, spending their summer vacation.
At the highest point of the town is visible the Church of Michael the Archangel (Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo).
the fault Zone, which stretches along the southern shore of the island, from Sant Angelo to the Aragonese castle, are saturated with outlets of thermal waters and fumaroles. About the healing properties of these springs were known by the ancient Greeks, now along the fault stretches a series of SPA hotels.