Monday 23rd December 2016
Seasons greetings everyone! It's that time of year when we're all making those last-minute preparations for the big day, fighting the crowds in the shops and travelling to meet loved-ones. Most of the Christmas traditions in Ischia are similar to those in the rest of Europe although there are some subtle differences. Christmas Eve for example is a slightly bigger deal in Ischia than it is in the UK say and usually consists of a big family get-together with fish being the main food centre-piece. That's all to come tomorrow night with Christmas Day to follow so let the festivities commence! I'd like to thank you all for reading the blog and using the website and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe journeys wherever you're heading over the festive period. Buon Natale from sunny Ischia! :-)
Monday 5th December 2016
Good morning from Ischia and a beautiful morning it is too! We're still a few weeks away from the official start of winter and we're enjoying a period of plenty of sunshine with very mild temperatures at the moment. Right now at 10:30am it's 12° Celsius (54° Fahrenheit) and set to rise by a few degrees over the course of the day. The island is now very much gearing towards the Christmas period with many hotels and restaurants about to re-open for the festive period before going back to sleep again once it's all over. It's worth remembering that in Italy the festivities last a little longer than in many countries as there's La Befana which takes place on 6th January. Today's photo is of the lovely Chiesa del Soccorso in Forio, bathed in autumn sunshine. 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.
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