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Village of Fontana

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Village of Fontana

Fontana is the highest and most populous village of the municipality of Serrara-Fontana, from here or continue the descent towards Barano or taking a narrow street offers the possibility to reach the main attraction of the place: Mount Epomeo. During the path that leads to the summit, there are numerous lookouts and wild ravines. Tuff green on top, you can admire the Church and the Hermitage of San Nicola, dug with pickaxes in rock, and the breathtaking view of the entire island underneath, with the blue of the sea all around.

The City hall

The picturesque location, defined by historian D’Ascia "the Switzerland of the island of Ischia, both for its elevated position both for the economy of the peasant type, consists of two neighbouring countries, Serrara and Fontana, villages of shepherds and farmers in the past become then one municipality in 1806. Serrara-Fontana borders Barano, Casamicciola Terme and Forio and consists of several locations: Noja, Calimera, Pantano, Ciglio, connecting Succhivo, Sant'Angelo. Fontana, whose name derives from a source discovered in the last century due to a landslide, is the highest village of the island of Ischia and its territory belongs to Mount Epomeo, 787 metres high. The climate is that one of high hills, indeed a little continental if you remain on the Summit of Monte Epomeo, which has become the consolidated arrival point of a tour of the most beautiful of Campania. Steep ravines, orchards, vineyards and woods are typical aspects of the less populated municipality on the island of Ischia. As mentioned earlier, the municipality of Serrara Fontana is divided into two main fractions of Serrara and Fountain, and is punctuated by toponyms as Kalimera and Noja, Greek villages, and still wrapped in mystery for residues of a mixed-Greek dialect still in use; then the Edge connecting Succhivo and, with their ubiquitous white churches; and finally, the isthmus of Sant'Angelo, the pedestrian oasis with Marina-Stadium attended by VIPs and by yachtmen of all nationalities. The presence of man here is a sign of the iron age, but from the 8th to 6th centuries BC is a Greek village in the area of the quarry, where they unearthed evidence of imported pottery and local manufacturing. The village disappeared in the 6th century BC after a flood. Another small nucleus developed in the Hellenistic period, behind the current town of Noja, where a great deal of pottery was found, in particular the so-called "sealed clear". The finds are dated to the 4th century AD. In the middle ages, a famous village is Noja, where Bishop of Ischia built a shelter. But, on the religious front, it should be recalled that already before the year 1000, about so-called "Tower of Sant ' Angelo" is a small Benedictine Monastery named "Sant'Angelo Alloquio". The village of Serrara appears only in the 17th century: Bishop of Ischia, which has the title of Baron, keeps his vassals that only in the late 17TH century and the beginning of the following will change their vassalage with an annual offer symbolic to the Bishop. The territory was part of the "University" of Fontana, at the time of Foundation of municipalities, will become the municipality of Serrara Fontana. .



City Hall of Serrara Fontana
CAP: 80070
Area: 669 hectars
Inhabitants: 3060
Town Hall: tel 081 9048801
Loc. Sant' Angelo
Area: 150 hectars
Inhabitants: 600
Bus lines: CS - CD - 9 - 11


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