Lacco Ameno, Ischia

Seaside resort with a good museum on the island of Ischia

Lacco Ameno

A popular destination for holiday-makers, Lacco Ameno is a lively and crowded resort in the summer months. Situated to the north of the island, not far from Casamicciola, the town was the site of an ancient Greek colony, Pithecusae, reminders of which can be seen in the local archaeological museum. Like Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno is also packed with opportunities for taking a thermal ‘cure’, and many hotels boast swimming pools fed by the hot springs.

Lacco Ameno and its Fungo

The town’s archaeological museum – Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae – is located in Villa Arbusto. The prize exhibit is ‘Nestor’s Cup’, a drinking goblet imported from Rhodes and dating to approximately 725BC, which is decorated with verse.

The most well-known image of Lacco Ameno is the Fungo, a mushroom of rock (local green tufa) standing in the waters of the bay.

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Pithecusae Museum