Forio with an area of 13 km is the largest municipality on the island. It stretches in the center of two promontories, Punta Caruso (in the locality of Zaro) and Punta Imperatore, between splendid beaches and the metallic green of the vines, which from Mount Epomeo slope towards the sea in a scenario of incomparable beauty. Forio has a population of around 12500 inhabitants and its altitude ranges from 0 meters above sea level to 700 meters in the wooded areas of Falanga reachable thanks to suggestive foothills. its historic center is characterized by alleys, churches, watchtowers and monuments unaltered in their structure. The coast of Forio, with its continuous recesses and protrusions,
allows bathing not only on long beaches, but also in secluded places.
With little effort you can reach Zaro or, in the locality of Panza, the truly unique bay of Sorgeto which, due to the presence of pools of hot water, in any season, is an evocative destination for “night bathing”. In the 1950s, thanks to the abundance of thermal waters and the hospitality of the indigenous population, mainly of peasant origin, it was a destination for important personalities from the world of culture, art music, Auden, Walton. Visconti, Henze, do not miss a visit to the Church of S. Maria del Soccorso Sorta on a promontory overlooking the sea in the 16th century, the civic museum of the tower, the villa “la colombaia” of Visconti, the gardens the mortella .