Evening at Lacco Ameno
From the square of the Holy Restituta begins the Corso Angelo Rizzoli, stretching along the coast through the entire town. The promenade bears the name of a publisher and film producer (he worked with Fellini on several occasions, the most famous films are "Eight and a half", "Sweet life"), who settled in Lacco Ameno in 1952 and did much to establish the city as a prestigious resort. Villa Arbusto, where Rizzoli lived until his death, now houses an archaeological Museum.
In one of the front gardens, my attention was drawn to a small statue of The "man with geese", which is common in Germany, but outside of it I meet the sculptor for the first time. The original work entitled "the Goose shepherd" (Gänsemännchenbrunnen) by Pankrats Labenwolf has been decorating the old Nuremberg fountain since 1550.
The lakko Ameno embankment is not wide at all and therefore gives the impression of being homely and cozy.
The beach seems to be more used by fishermen than by water lovers - it is all built up with small wooden sheds where tackle is stored.
But there are also developed areas, such as the beach of Lido Itatca (Spiaggia Lido Itaca on the map).
In summer, the entire space of the beach is lined with rows of umbrellas and filled with vacationers, now there are lonely tourists wandering around in warm jackets - April evenings by the sea are not too warm.
Hotel La Sirenella has a wonderful location - it stands right on the beach, jutting out into the sea. Despite this, the prices are quite affordable - full Board per season is slightly more than a hundred euros.
Opposite the beach is another famous Church of the town - Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Sculpture Cursus Vitae, which can be translated from Latin as "life course".
Nearby, at the entrance to the pier, there is another original sculpture. Under the palm tree, a bronze figure of a mermaid is visible, covering a known place with her hands. Part of the sculpture is hidden by a Bush, which gives it a greater "presence effect" - the sea maiden as if just came out of the water, and suddenly seeing people, she was ashamed of her nakedness.
Near the pier, you can see the symbol of Lacco Ameno-Fungo ("mushroom" on the map). This bizarre island is the result of volcanic activity. About ten thousand years ago, a lava clot was ejected from the mouth of the Monte Epomeo volcano, and frozen, formed a tuff rock near the shore. Over time, the waves broke and smoothed the soft rock, and the rock took the form of a mushroom. The height of the surface treated by the sea clearly shows how much its level has changed over many and many centuries.
Everyone has their own associations, the tip of the rock reminds someone of the head of a lion, but personally I saw in this outgrowth the face of a bearded and bearded man.
The pier is a great place for evening walks. If, of course, it is warm and there is no wind.
Excursion vessels also dock here.
Garlands are visible on the" mushroom cap". I didn't wait to see what it looked like in the dark, because it's possible that the lights are only turned on on holidays. On most night photos, Fungo is without a stretcher.
You can get close to the Mushroom from the pier, but I didn't feel like jumping over the huge boulders.
Instead, I shot a panorama of the coast in sunset colors.
The sun had sunk behind Monte Vico, and the embankment was in shadow.
but the highest mountain in Ischia, Monte Epomeo, was still in the soft sunlight.
The evening was warm and quiet, and I walked to the end of the pier and took a couple of panoramas.
Turning back, he watched the sun's shadow move across the surface of the jetty.
This ended my brief acquaintance with the town of Lacco Ameno. And once again I envied those who stay on the island for at least ten days.