Sant'Angelo First Impressions
After lunch, I went to the southernmost point of the island, the wonderful town of Sant'Angelo d'Ischia. The town is served by CS and CD ring buses (Map of bus routes), from Ischia Porto you can go on any. If you look at the map, clockwise (CD line) seems to be much closer, but this segment passes through the high-altitude (if you can call it that) part of the island, so it turns out that the "curve road is closer". In fact, the time is about the same, I got on the bus that left earlier-CS. The journey took about 25 minutes, and in the village of Fiorentino, the bus turned off the ring road and headed down to the sea.
The bus itself does not reach the town a little, dropping off passengers in a very picturesque place. People with suitcases started walking towards the stairs leading to the upper part of the village, where there are many small cozy hotels, and I started looking for a suitable place to take photos.
I found such a place very quickly, walking a little along the steep bank. The panorama was perfect from the point of view of both the landscape and the light - it is not for nothing that they advise you to go here in the afternoon.
Naturally, the first thing that was shot was a panorama, which included the entire town, beaches and the rock that is the symbol of Sant'Angelo.
The 106-meter-high tuff cone was formed as a result of volcanic lava escaping through the volcano's underwater crater. Over time, waves washed up a sandy isthmus about 120 meters long between the cone and the shore.
The bridge forms two convenient coves, protected from the sea by a huge rock, and fishermen settled in this place in the time of the ancient Greeks.
Looking in the opposite direction, you can see the two-humped cape Punto Ciarito, behind it rises Capo Negro (black cape)
At the bottom is the beach of Cava Grado (Spiaggia di Cava Grado), which can be reached by a stone staircase. Above the launch strip stands a sheer drop, a sheer drop whose surface resembles a layer cake.
After taking a few panoramic photos, I headed towards the harbor. There is a parking lot here, and it is impossible to go further into the city, as car traffic in Sant'Angelo is prohibited. This is another feature of the town, contributing to its popularity among lovers of quiet recreation.
The road runs along the same layered cliff. This structure was formed after numerous eruptions and layers of lava. Volcanic rocks - tuff, the material is unstable, destroyed by wind and washed away by waves, forming a sheer wall.
In some places, small cozy beaches can be seen under the cliff, which can only be reached by water.
Lo Scoglio di Di Chiara Ernesto is a colorful restaurant that is carved directly into the rock.
Finally, I went down to the embankment and headed along the sandy isthmus straight to the rock, with the bold and naive hope of climbing to its very top. Read about this in the next article.