Morning folks! It's the quiet part of the day before the office opens and just enough time for a little update. We're now well into August and the island takes on a very different persona this month, its busiest of the year by far. Roads, shops, restaurants and beaches are all that bit fuller as this is the month when most Italians are able to take their holidays and a lot of them choose to come here. In fact this is something that should be highlighted, whereas most resorts in Italy have a largely international flavour, Ischia is very much Italian and offers a genuine glimpse into the nation's culture. Right now is the time for most people to find somewhere cool by the water as the country is in the midst of a heatwave and Ischia's beaches and hotels offer an abundance of opportunities for that. There are parts of the country where temperatures are 40°C (104°F) right now but we seem to have escaped that for the moment with the mercury expected to reach around 32°C (90°f) at its hottest this afternoon. As has been the case for around the last 4 months now, the forecast for the rest of the week is for some sunny periods mixed in with sunshine and the occasional outbreak of blue skies and a big dollop of bright yellow sun! That's all from me for the moment, I'll be back with another update soon. 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.