Afternoon everyone. It's a beautiful Sunday as we enter a new month. July and August are the two busiest months of the year in Ischia and it's no coincidence that they're also the hottest two months. During July there's still a very international feel to the island with visitors coming from all over the world whereas August tends to be much more Italian-dominated. So we've got a busy month ahead and plenty to look forward to. Yesterday the annual Ischia Film Festival started in Ischia Ponte and that's a great event. You can go and watch some really interesting films in the unique environment of Castello Aragonese where little areas are sectioned off for each film. The festival ends next weekend on Saturday 7th July but incredibly enough, you only have to wait another 8 days before another international film festival rolls into town. That's the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest which you could describe as being the mainstream equivalent to the quirkier films that are on show at the castle. Ischia Global tends to bring Hollywood big hitters with it along with their entourages and paparazzi in tow. If you happen to be on the island between the 15th and 22nd July keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready as you never know who might walk past while you're having your morning cappuccino. Then last and in no way least is perhaps the biggest event of the year on the island, the Festa di Sant'Anna which takes place on Thursday 26th July. I'll provide a bit more detail on that as we get closer to the time. In terms of the weather it does feel a bit hotter already. I've got the official Ischia Review fan blowing at this very moment as it would be too stifling without it. Temperatures for the next week should hover between a high of 27°C (81°F) and a low of 21°C (70°F) making for some lovely balmy evenings, perfect for long, sultry evenings out and of course for watching the World Cup! Today's photo just really couldn't be any more iconic and is very similar to our logo - two of Ischia's favourite images together at the same time, the wonderful Castello Aragonese with one of the fun Micro-Taxis/Tuk-Tuks in front of it. I'll finish today's blog with a little plug and link to the new Italy Review Instagram page. Italy Review is a new project I'm building myself along the same lines as Ischia Review. It's still in its infancy but very exciting with a lot more to come. I'll be back with more soon anyway. Ciao :-)
Dion Protani - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.