Sant'Angelo is one of the most fascinating and characteristic villages on the island of Ischia, the ideal place to get away from the hectic city routine and find your serenity by fully immersing yourself in the slow and regenerating island life.
The Island of Ischia, the six municipalities and the village of Sant'Angelo
Strolling through the village streets
Strolling around Sant'Angelo, it is easy to get lost among the endless alleyways that wind between the houses of the Madonnella and it is often easy to take a wrong turn, even for those who are native to the island, and find yourself discovering new views and terraces from which to enjoy a breathtaking view. When darkness falls, the tangle of narrow streets lights up, illuminated by the numerous lamps placed along the way, which together with the lights of the houses give the village a magical, surreal atmosphere. Observing this spectacle from afar, one has the impression of admiring a real postcard.
Something that will certainly strike you as soon as you arrive in Sant'Angelo is the complete absence of cars, making the village an ideal place for long walks and bike rides, immersing yourself in the sounds of nature, from the waves breaking on the cliffs to the blowing wind. The only motor vehicles that are allowed to circulate are small electric cars used to supply the local businesses with raw materials, replacing the mules that were once used by the locals to move and transport goods.
History of Sant'Angelo, an ancient fishing village
Succhivo, a district of yesteryear
Less than a kilometre far from Sant'Angelo, there is another small village: Succhivo. Among the districts that produced wine in the past were Serrara, Fontana, Ciglio and Succhivo, where today, walking through the narrow streets, 'e curtegl' in Ischitan dialect, you can see splendid citrus groves and luxuriant gardens. Then the church of Santa Maria di Montevergine founded in 1684 by the Mattera family and then guarded by two hermits. In this hamlet, surrounded by an atmosphere of times gone there is the Hotel Villa Tre Sorelle. This is a family-run establishment, named after the three sisters Angela, Maria and Brigida, the founder's daughters. Here you will be warmly welcomed and together with your comfortable stay you will have the opportunity to taste the typical Ischitan cuisine with fresh and genuine ingredients at 0 km, such as seasonal fruit, bread, eggs and the catch of the day wisely elaborated by Chef Massimo and enriched with aromatic herbs that grow on the island. On their tables you will also find the Ischia's wine which, as in the past, is produced from indigenous vineyards and winners of numerous awards and wine events. In this little corner of Paradise you will also enjoy the benefits of the thermal waters, one of the many treasures that the Island of Ischia has to offer.
The Hotel Villa Tre Sorelle is only 15 minutes from the village of Sant'Angelo and as you stroll through the streets of Succhivo you will be accompanied by the marvellous view of the village, by day with its cheerful colours and in the evening by its suggestive lights.
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