Forio. Promenade Of Christopher Columbus (Via Cristoforo Colombo)
sight-seeing of the promontory of Soccorso, I finished a short acquaintance with Forio and headed along the promenade towards the bus stop.
Forio is located on the Western shore of the island from the open sea.
Here are the real storms, so the beach is protected from erosion by concrete blocks.
a Huge boulder of volcanic bomb, arrived here during the eruption.
Local volcanic rock, the so - called green tuff. The stone really has a greenish tint. The material is quite soft, so the surface boulders smoothed by wind and waves.
Forio is the most remote from the coast to the port of Ischia. Ferries from Naples do not go here, but in the day there are 4 flights of high-speed ships (schedule).
Quay Christfor colon stretches from the Church Soccorso along the old town to the beach area of Citara.
This is the main promenade of Forio, there are many hotels, cafes and restaurants.
Bar real sea name is La Cambusa.
Fishing boats in the harbour can be seen not so much - mostly yachts and pleasure boats. If earlier fishing was the main occupation of the inhabitants of the town, now they are more preoccupied in the sphere of tourist services. A small fishing fleet enough to ensure local catering fresh fish and seafood.
do a Lot of boats resting on the shore, apparently in anticipation of the tourist season, which begins in may.
Based on the dashboard, a small boat has two engines - two gas handle, there are two tachometer. Naturally, no ship, even a small one can not do without a compass. It seems that the owner of the boat is not afraid of theft - ignition key always in the lock.
Some boats are adapted for carrying tourists - equipped areas for swimming.
On the dock the fish stalls have long replaced canvas awnings flea market. As in Naples, you can buy quite decent stuff at absolutely ridiculous prices, up to "tuuo per un euro"...although it is possible to bargain.