Forio Shopping streets
From the former market square begins the shopping area - Via Erasmo di Lustro.
First of all, the town is famous for its ceramic workshops, which produce both souvenir and utilitarian products.
In grocery stores you can buy sweets, in particular, local cookies are very popular.
And of course, souvenirs and beach accessories. Despite the fact that Forio is located at the far end of the island and the beach season has not yet begun, it seemed to me that its streets are more lively than in Ischia Porto.
When you reach the intersection, you can turn left on Via Matteo Verde, which is also full of shops. Here you can see a beautiful mansion in a classic style.
It is interesting that behind the elegant facade hides a gloomy box without windows. It is not known what it is now, there is no sign, but the map says that there used to be a carabinieri squad here.
On the corner of Via Erasmo di Lustro and Corso Avvocato Francesco Regine is the Basilica of the blessed virgin of Loreto, which we will visitagain .
A little further on on the other side of the street is the tower of Morgera (Torre di via Morgera). The structure was built in 1500-1548 by the Morgero family for defensive purposes - at that time, the population of the island was plagued by frequent Saracen raids. Such towers could withstand a siege by pirates and became shelters for the inhabitants of an entire quarter. In Forio and other towns of the island, there are still a few such towers.
Francesco Regine street, the main commercial thoroughfare of Forio, crosses the Matteotti square, which is considered the culinary center of the city, and we will learn more aboutit later .
The shopping area ends at cafe Florio.
Then you can go through Piazza Giovanni Mazzella.
On the boardwalk of Christopher Columbus, which will lead us to Soccorso point, where the legendary church of the same name is located.