Afternoon folks. I know many of you will be enjoying a very welcome day off today with bank holidays in UK and other parts of the world. Here in Ischia it's business as usual although we do have a national holiday coming very soon. Friday is the "Festa della Repubblica" meaning many Italians in general and Neapolitans in particular will be descending on the island for an extended weekend break of sun, sea and er food. The weather is metronomic at the moment, day after day of gorgeous spring sunshine and not a drop of rain in sight. That trend is set to continue for the rest of this week with temperatures around 23° Celsius (73° Fahrenheit) in the afternoons and 18°C (64°F) in the evenings, very pleasant indeed. Today's photo comes from Forio Port. Back soon. Ciao :-)
"Buona Domenica" everyone and I indeed hope you're all having a very good Sunday. We've had some blustery conditions over the last 24 hours with the sea whipped up into a frenzy of white horses at times. Looking outside now though things look much more settled and tomorrow should be better still. The wind has brought a slight chill to the air but it's still a very agreeable 22° Celsius (72° Fahrenheit). Looking ahead, the forecasts are showing yet another week of sunshine and whilst we're not complaining too loudly, it does seem an awful long time since we had any rain and it looks like I'll have to get out on the terrace with the watering-can later as the basil leaves are starting to wilt alarmingly. Today's lovely photo comes from Chiaia di Rose Beach in Sant'Angelo. Back soon. Ciao :-)
Afternoon folks! It's a gorgeous, sunny Sunday in Ischia. Looking out to sea right now the sun is glistening on the water as a rather impressive-looking yacht makes its way across Citara Bay in Forio. This peaceful scene is broken occasionally by distant cheers from a bar as the locals explode with joy at watching Napoli's football team demolish Torino with 3 big cheers in the last 5 minutes meaning an unusual goal rush in that match. Whenever Napoli play you'll find the streets that bit quieter then when the match finishes you'll find people making their way into the town centres for an afternoon passeggiata followed by some kind of ice-cream, cake or coffee (I might join them actually!). As for the weather, things are looking good for the next 7 days with no rain forecast. Ciao :-)
Evening all! It's a windy Sunday evening in Ischia as the weekend starts to draw to a close. The round the island bike race took centre stage this morning and since then things have gradually got back to normal. Sundays are generally the days when you see more people around compared to the rest of the week but it was still very peaceful this lunch time and in many ways this is the nicest time of the year to be here. Looking ahead at the rest of the week, today's heavy winds will gradually diminish as we get into tomorrow but the sea will remain a little bit rough until Tuesday. At the moment the weather forecast for the next 7 days is looking very healthy indeed with no rain predicted while Friday should see the 25°C (77°F) barrier broken for the first time this year. Back soon. Ciao :-)
Morning folks! People around the world will no doubt be enjoying an extended lie-in this morning as it's Labour Day, May Day or La Festa del Lavoro in Italy. This means another busy period in Ischia, the third "Ponte" Bridge weekend in succession where visitors come to the island for an extended break. This is a great time to visit, the spring flowers are in bloom and the sun is starting to feel warmer each day. Looking at the weather forecasts, we're in for yet another sunny week, in fact it's rained so little in the past two months that we must be due a huge downpour at some point but no rain is expected now until Sunday. Today's photo comes from Maronti Beach, the largest on the island and almost a town in itself with dozens of bars, restaurants and hotels. Back soon. Ciao :-)
I'm Dion Protani, the creator of Ischia Review. Despite my Italian-sounding name I'm from Surrey in England and the blog is designed to give readers an insight into the current weather situation and the latest goings-on in and around Ischia.