Serrara Fontana, Province of Napoli, Campania
The least populous of the six municipalities of the island of Ischia, (the other centers being Ischia, Casamicciola Terme, Lacco Ameno, Forio and Barano d'Ischia) and also the southernmost point of the island.
The territory includes Monte Epomeo, the highest point on Ischia, with its beautiful forest called "falanga", and is so named from the two former municipalities of Serrara and Fontana, which have a mainly agricultural economy, while the borough of Sant'Angelo, in the past a small fishing village, is undergoing a remarkable tourist development.
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- Population: about 3100 inhabitants in 2018
- Zip/postal code: 80070
- Dialing Area Code: +39 081
- Demonym: serraresi or fontanesi
- Patron Saint: St. Vincenzo Ferreri celebrated on 5 April
- Frazioni & Localities: Calimera, Ciglio, Fontana, Martofa, Migliaccia, Noia, Sant'Angelo d'Ischia, Serrara (capoluogo comunale), Succhivo d'Ischia.
What to see
- Sant'Angelo, an old fishing village, with a picturesque port; today an international tourist resort, mostly only pedestrian area, full of trees and plants of all kinds, with quaint coloured houses joined side by side, perched on the small hill overlooking the harbor of clear, dark-blue waters. Inside the historical center, there is a typical Ischitan Piazzetta with exclusive boutiques, jewellers' shops, ateliers, craftmanlike goods, expecially local pottery.
- The Cavascura valley where a powerful thermal spring that spout out at 90 degrees centigrade, feeding thermal baths hollows in the stone.
- Mount Epomeo, popular for excursions by night, to watch the dawn on the Gulf from high.
- The Torre di Sant'Angelo, a huge tufaceous rock linked to the rest of the island by a small isthmus, which is also the symbol of the municipality.