The municipality of Serrara – Fontana has an extension of 669 hectares and a population of around 3000 inhabitants. It is the highest municipality on the island. In fact, it extends from the sea to the summit of Mount Epomeo at 789 meters above sea level. The municipality is divided into the following inhabited centers: Serrara, Fontana, Sant’Angelo, Succhivo, Ciglio, Calimera and Noia. Each of these centers has a different typology from the rest of the island. Here there are still many testimonies of the peasant civilization of Ischia and forms of life linked to it continue to persist. The territory is hilly, often furrowed by deep ravines created by rainwater. Only the center of Sant’Angelo is on the sea.
From a small fishing village it has become a famous tourist center and can only be traveled on foot. The urban core is made up of a large group of low pink houses. The houses gather around narrow streets that rejoin the town square, near the natural isthmus that binds the village to the characteristic promontory. Places to visit: Monte Epomeo: Reachable from Serrara along a mule track that passes through Bocca di Serra and climbs to Pietra dell’Acqua. Wanting instead to go to Fontana, go up to the crossroads, at an altitude of 582 meters, to then turn left following an ancient path that for a stretch coincides with the edge of the chasm of Curti donni. Sant’Angelo: A pretty suburb, once a primitive fishing village, is attached to the coast.
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