Borgo Sant’Angelo in Ischia, an island on the island
Borgo Sant’Angelo is one of the many wonderful places scattered on Ischia, the island in Campania’s Phlegrean Islands that author Gianni Mura has captured so poetically in one of his novels:
“The earth is reddish, like in western movies; the brooms are yellow, the sky is azure and the sea, down below, is a dense blue with flashes of turquoise. The beach is a crescent of sand – some two kilometers long – that stretches from the Petrelle cliff almost to Sant’Angelo. When someone says something is breathtaking, this is what it must be like, Magritte thought. ‘Beautiful’, he said” (translated from G. Mura, “Ischia”, Feltrinelli, Milan 2012).
A delightful island on the island, Borgo Sant’Angelo is an ancient fishermen’s village divided into two parts: one on the land and one on a small peninsula, joined by a sandy isthmus only about one hundred meters long.
The two bays, the little square, the ruins of the Sant’Angelo Tower, the thermal gardens, the hotels, the restaurants…
The whole area is strictly pedestrian: just what you need to catch your breath.