Afternoon everyone but better to say "Buon Ferragosto a tutti!". "What is Ferragosto?" I hear you say - well to all intents and purposes it's a national holiday in Italy and a day when the country comes to a grinding halt and makes its collective way to the beaches. The holiday dates back to Roman times and was originally named after Emperor Augustus, his name coupled with the word "Feriae" which is Latin for festival/holiday bringing us to the shortened form of Ferragosto. In religious terms it's also the Assumption of Mary but these days you'll find the largest congregations gathering at the beach under an umbrella. It's a perfect day for sun-worship as well, clouds still nothing but a distant memory and a current temperature of 30°C (86°F). Just in case there was any lingering doubt, the weather is set fair for the next seven days with similar temperatures to today. I'll be back with another update soon so all the best until then and enjoy the sunshine! Ciao :-) Dion (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.