Morning all and Happy Easter! It's been a strange old start to the day in Ischia with anger and confusion across the island. This morning while walking along the famous Maronti Beach, one of the local residents was horrified to see the letters "B P" emblazoned across the cliff that separates the beach from the village of Sant'Angelo. There have been recent reports in the press that several oil companies have identified Ischia as a site for off-shore drilling after geological surveys revealed evidence of huge oil fields under the surface of the sea with the potential to rival those in the Arabian Gulf. Rumours abound that the graffiti on the cliff is a crude attempt by British Petroleum to win the hearts and minds of the local public while others believe it's merely a reference to "Buona Pasqua" (Happy Easter in Italian). We've sent a few of the Ischia Review choppers down to the area with a team of reporters and we'll update you on this as more news filters through.
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.