The village of Sant'Angelo: "the most beautiful in Italy".
"There are places you choose to take refuge from everything, and then there is Sant'Angelo."
This is how the National Geographic article dedicated to our island of Ischia begins.
After a little preamble on how to get to the small Ischian village "through fishing villages and hill towns, vineyards and rabbit enclosures", the description opens up entirely on this magical village, a luxuriant place of bougainvillea and tufa rock, thermal water and whitewashed houses with brightly painted wood that help to make the atmosphere of the place even more magical, so that tourists (including Angela Merkel) can come back each year on holiday.
The journalist of the well-known Magazine, Tara Isabella Burton, has lived this experience in first person thanks to her mother who for 20 years returned to this place to spend her holidays and making sure that her daughter was there together with her every June .
And it is precisely here that Burton has experienced the generational changes of the activities of Sant'Angelo as "Le Fumarole", young boys sons of entrepreneurs who improvised waiters in the summer have then become managers who inherited the family business.
So much so is "Casa Garibaldi", a holiday resort for the journalist who describes the wonderful terraces with thermal pools overlooking an incredible expanse of blue sea.
The Burton continues, extolling the wonderful excursions to do, talking about the walk on Mount Epomeo where you can taste the island specialty of the "Rabbit all'ischitana" or the baths of "Cavascura" Terme from the Roman period so much praised by Cicero himself.
"The Italian island you never heard of" is therefore our island of Ischia, full of places to visit and experiences that do not make the magic that make you live.