Views of Ischia from Procida
|Area||46. The ischium forms the lower and back part of the Hip bone ( os coxae) Procida is one of the Phlegrean islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. The Tyrrhenian Sea (Mar Tirreno is part of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. 3 km²|
|Highest point||Mount Epomeo|
|Largest city||Ischia (18,253)|
|Population||60,335 (as of 2007)|
|Density||1,295. Mount Epomeo (Italian Monte Epomeo) is the highest mountain on the volcanic island of Ischia, in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Campania is a region of Southern Italy in Europe. The region has a population of around 5 In Italy, a Province (in Italian provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between Municipality ( Comune The Province of Naples ( Italian: Provincia di Napoli, Nnapulitano: Pruvincia 'e Nàpule) is a province in the Campania Ischia is a town and Comune on the island of Ischia island Administratively it is part of the Province of Naples, in the southern Italian 8/sq mi (687/km²)/km²|
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples. Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the An island (ˈaɪlənd or isle (/ˈaɪl/ is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water in two dimensions above high tide and isolated from other significant The Tyrrhenian Sea (Mar Tirreno is part of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. The Gulf of Naples is located in the south western coast of Italy ( Province of Naples, Campania region The roughly trapezoidal island lies c. 30 km from Naples and measures around 10 km east to west and 7 km north to south with a 34 km coastline and a surface area of 46. Naples ( Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule) is a historic City in southern Italy, the Capital of the 3 km². Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of It is almost entirely mountainous, with the highest peak being volcanic Mount Epomeo at 788 meters: the volcano was active in Classical times . Mount Epomeo (Italian Monte Epomeo) is the highest mountain on the volcanic island of Ischia, in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. It has a population of over 60,000 people.
Ischia Porto is the name of the main comune of the island. In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic Administrative division of both provinces and regions and may be properly approximated in Other community areas include Barano d'Ischia, Casamicciola Terme, Forio, Lacco Ameno and Serrara Fontana. Barano d'Ischia is a Comune (municipality in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located in the south-west area Casamicciola Terme is a Comune (municipality in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 30 km southwest Forio (known also as Forio of Ischia) is a town and Comune of c Lacco Ameno is a town and Comune situated in the northwest of the island of Ischia, in the Gulf of Naples off the west coast of Italy Serrara Fontana is a Comune (municipality on the Ischia island in the Province of Naples of the Italian region Campania
The main industry is tourism, centering on thermal spas that cater mostly to European (especially German) and Asian tourists eager to enjoy the fruits of the island's natural volcanic activity, its thermal hot springs, and its volcanic mud. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel Asian or Asiatic is a Demonym for people from Asia. However the use of the term varies by country and person often referring to people from a particular Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the For many of the inhabitants on the island, German is the second language after English. This is because of the huge number of German tourists that visit the island each year.
Virgil poetically referred to it as Inarime and still later as Arime Martianus Capella followed Virgil in this allusive name, which was never in common circulation: the Romans called it Aenaria, the Greeks, Pithekoussai . Publius Vergilius Maro ( October 15, 70 BCE &ndash September 21, 19 BCE later called Virgilius, and known in English as Virgil or "Martianus" redirects here For the beetle Genus, see Martianus (beetle. Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC "Pliny rightly derives the Greek name from the local ceramic clay deposits, not from pithekos (ape); he explains the Latin name as connected with Aeneas' beach-head" (Princeton Encyclopedia) The current name appears for the first time in a letter from Pope Leo III to Charlemagne in 813 (iscla from insula) though there is an argument made for a Semitic origin in I-schra, "black island". Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus, ( AD 23 – August 25, AD 79 better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient Author Pope Leo III (died June 12, 816) was Pope from 795 to 816 Protected by Charlemagne from his enemies in Rome he subsequently strengthened Charlemagne (ˈʃɑrlɨmeɪn Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus meaning Charles the Great) (747 – 28 January 814 was King of the Franks from 768 to his In Linguistics and Ethnology, Semitic (from the Biblical " Shem " Hebrew שם translated as "name" Arabic: ساميّ
An acropolis site of the Monte Vico area was inhabited from the Bronze Age, as Mycenaean and Iron Age pottery finds attest. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for Helladic is a modern archaeological term meant to identify a sequence of periods characterizing the culture of mainland Ancient Greece during the Bronze Age. Euboean Greeks from Eretria and Chalkis arrived in the 8th century BC to establish an emporium for trade with the Etruscans of the mainland. For the mythological figure see Euboea (mythology Euboea ( Modern Greek, Εύβοια - Évia &mdash The 8th century BC started the first day of 800 BC and ended the last day of 701 BC. Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy This settlement was home not only to Greeks, but a mixed population of Greek, Etruscan and Phoenician inhabitants. Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy Phoenicia ( Phoenician: Phoenician nunsvg|12px|נ]]Phoenician nun Because of its fine harbor, the settlement of Pithecusae became successful through trade in iron and with mainland Italy; at its peak, Pithecusae was home to about 10,000 people.
The ceramic Euboean artifact inscribed with a reference to "Nestor's cup" was discovered in a grave on the island in 1953. The term Cup of Nestor or Nestor's Cup can refer to A golden mixing cup described in Homer 's Iliad, belonging to Nestor, the king Engraved upon the cup are a few lines written in the Cumae alphabet. The Cumae alphabet, was a western variant of the early Greek alphabet, used between the 8th to 5th centuries BC Dating from c. 730 BC, it is the oldest written reference to the Iliad and may be the earliest extant precursor to the Latin alphabet. Events and trends 739 BC — Hiram II becomes king of Tyre. 738 BC — King Tiglath-Pileser III of The Iliad ( Greek: Ἰλιάς (Ancient Ιλιάδα (Modern is together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient
In 474 BC, Hiero I of Syracuse came to the aid of the Cumaeans against the Etruscans and defeated them on the sea. Events By place Italy Hiero I, tyrant of Sicily, allied with Aristodemus, the tyrant of Hieron I (Ἱέρων in Greek was the son of Deinomenes, the brother of Gelon and tyrant of Syracuse in Sicily from 478 to 467 BC Etruscan civilization is the modern English name given to the culture and way of life of a people of ancient Italy He occupied Ischia and the surrounding Parthenopean islands and left behind a garrison to build a fortress before the city of Ischia itself. This was still extant in the Middle Ages, but the original garrison fled before the eruptions of 470 BC and the island was taken over by Neapolitans. Events By Place Greece Suspected of plotting to seize power in Sparta by instigating a Helot uprising Pausanias takes The Romans seized Ischia (and Naples) in 322 BC. Events By place Macedonian Empire In Babylon, the struggle for the succession to Alexander the Great develops
In 6 AD, Augustus restored the island to Naples in exchange for Capri. Year 6 ( VI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. Augustus ( Latin: IMPERATOR·CAESAR·DIVI·FILIVS·AVGVSTVS September 23 63 BC – August 19 AD 14) born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, was Capri ( Italian pronunciation Cápri usual English pronunciation Caprí is an Italian island off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side Ischia suffered from the barbarian invasions, being taken first by the Heruli then by the Ostrogoths, being ultimately absorbed into the Eastern Roman Empire. "Barbarian" is a pejorative term for an uncivilized person either in a general reference to a member of a nation or Ethnos perceived The Heruli (spelled variously in Latin and Greek) were a nomadic Germanic people, who were subjugated by the Ostrogoths Huns and The Ostrogoths (Ostrogothi or Austrogothi were a branch of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe that played a major role in the political events of the late The Byzantines gave the island over to Naples in 588 and by 661 it was being administered by a Count liege to the Duke of Naples. DLXXXVIII in Roman numerals Events By Place Byzantine Empire Guaram becomes prince of Iberia. Events By Place Europe Perctarit and Godepert become co-rulers of the Lombards, following the death of their A count is a Nobleman in European countries The word count comes from French comte, itself from Latin The Dukes of Naples were the military commanders of the Ducatus Neapolitanus, a Byzantine outpost in Italy one of the few remaining after the coming of The area was devastated by the Saracens in 813 and 847; in 1004 it was occupied by Henry II of Germany; the Norman Roger II of Sicily took it in 1130; the island was raided by the Pisans in 1135 and 1137 and subsequently fell under the Suebi and then Angevin rule. Saracen was a term used by Europeans in the Middle Ages for Fatimids at first then later for all who professed the religion of Islam. Events By Place Byzantine Empire June 22 — Byzantine Emperor Michael I Rangabe is defeated in a war against the Events By Place Europe Bari is dominated by the Saracens. According to the Annales Bertiniani, Saint Henry II ( May 6, 973 &ndash July 13, 1024) called the Holy or the Saint, was the fifth and last Holy The Normans were the people who gave their names to Normandy, a region in northern France. Roger II ( 22 December 1095 &ndash 26 February 1154) was King of Sicily, son of Roger I of Sicily and successor to his Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Ligurian Sea. The Suebi or Suevi (from Proto-Germanic * swēbaz based on the Proto-Germanic root * swē- meaning "one's own" Angevin (ˈændʒəvɪn ( French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Andegavinus from Andegavia Anjou, France) is the name applied After the Sicilian Vespers in 1282, the island rebelled, recognizing Peter III of Aragon, but was retaken by the Angevins the following year. The Sicilian Vespers is the name given to a rebellion in Sicily in 1282 against the rule of the Angevin king Charles I of Naples, who had taken control Peter the Great ( Catalan: Pere el Gran, Spanish: Pedro el Grande; 1239 &ndash 2 November 1285) was the King of Aragon It was conquered in 1284 by the forces of Aragon and Charles II of Anjou was unable to successfully retake it until 1299. Charles II, known as "the Lame" ( French le Boiteux, Italian lo Zoppo; 1254 &ndash 5 May 1309) was Anjou is a former County (c 880) Duchy ( 1360) and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower
As a consequence of the island's last eruption, the population fled to Baia where they remained for 4 years. Baiae (in modern Italian only Baia) is a Frazione of the Comune of Bacoli, in the Campania region of Italy In 1320 Robert of Anjou and his wife Sancia visited the island and were hosted by Cesare Sterlich, who had been sent by Charles II from the Holy See to govern the island in 1306 and was by this time nearly 100 years of age. Robert of Anjou, known as Robert the Wise (Roberto il Saggio 1277 – 20 January, 1343) was King of Naples from 1309 to 1343 The Holy See is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, commonly known as the Pope, and is the preeminent Episcopal see of the Roman Catholic
Ischia suffered greatly in the struggles between the Angevin and Durazzo dynasties. It was taken by Carlo Durazzo in 1382, retaken by Louis II of Anjou in 1385 and captured yet again by Ladislav Durazzo in 1386; it was sacked by the fleet of the Antipope John XXIII under the command of Gaspare Cossa in 1410 only to be retaken by Ladislav the following year. Charles III King of Naples (1345 – February 24, 1386, Visegrad, Hungary) also known as Charles II of Hungary, Charles of Louis II of Anjou (1377&ndash April 29 1417) was the rival of Ladislas as King of Naples. Ladislas the Magnanimous (also spelled Ladislaus; July 14, 1376 / February 11, 1377 &ndash August 6 Pope John XXIIIPope John (numbering Baldassarre Cossa (c 1370 &ndash November 22 1419 also known as John XXIII, was Pope or Antipope during In 1422 Joan II gave the island to her adoptive son Alfonso V of Aragon, though, when he fell into disgrace, she retook it with the help of Genoa in 1424. Joan II may refer to Joan II of Auvergne Joan II of Naples Joan II of Navarre Joan II of Burgundy Alfonso the Magnanimous (also Alphonso; Catalan: Alfons) (1396 &ndash 27 June 1458) was the King of Aragon (as Genoa ( Genova, ˈdʒɛːnova in Italian; Zena in Genoese and Ligurian; Genua in Latin and archaically in English In 1438 Alfonso reoccupied the castle, kicking out all the men and proclaiming it a Castilian colony, marrying to his garrison the wives and daughters of the expelled. The Crown of Castile, as a historic entity is usually considered to have begun in 1230 with the third and definitive union of the two kingdoms of León and Castile This article is about a type of political territory For other uses see Colony (disambiguation. He set about building a bridge linking the castle to the rest of the island and he carved out a large gallery, both of which are still to be seen today. In 1442, he gave the island to one of his favorites, Lucretia d'Alagno, who in turn entrusted the island's governance to her brother-in-law, Giovanni Torella. Lucrezia d'Alagno (c 1430 &ndash September 23, 1479) was a woman of noble birth with whom King Alphonso V of Naples had fallen in love in 1448 Upon the death of Alfonso in 1458, they returned the island to the Angevin side. Ferdinand I of Naples ordered Alessandro Sforza to chase Torella out of the castle and gave the island over, in 1462, to Garceraldo Requesens. Ferdinand I of Naples should not be confused with Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, a latter king of Naples Sforza was a ruling family of Renaissance Italy, based in Milan. In 1464, after a brief Torellan insurrection, Marino Caracciolo was set up as governor.
In February 1495, with the arrival of Charles VIII, Ferdinand II landed on the island and took possession of the castle, and, after having killed the disloyal castellan Giusto di Candida with his own hands, left the island under the control of Innico d'Avalos, marquis of Pescara and Vasto, who ably defended the place from the French flotilla. Charles VIII, called the Affable (l'Affable 30 June 1470 &ndash 7 April 1498 was King of France from 1483 to his death Ferdinand II or Ferrante II of Naples ( 26 August, 1469 - September 7, 1496) sometimes known as Ferrandino, was King A castellan was the Governor or caretaker of a Castle or Keep. Tim Parks, from On the Beach Italian Style on Daily Telegraph, 6 January 2007 |The genius of Pescara Vasto ( Greek:; Latin: Histonium, Istonium, and Histonios; formerly also Guastaymonis, Il Vasto, and Il A flotilla (from Spanish meaning a flota of small ships and this from French flotte) or naval flotilla, is a formation of small With him came his sister Costanza and through them they founded the D'Avalos dynasty which would last on the island into the eighteenth century.
Throughout the 15th century, the island suffered the incursions of pirates and Barbary privateers - in 1543 and 1544 Khair ad Din, called Barbarossa, laid waste to the island, taking 4,000 prisoners in the process. Piracy is Robbery committed at sea or sometimes on shore without a commission from a sovereign Nation (as distinct from Privateering The Barbary Coast, or Barbary, was the term used by Europeans from the 16th until the 19th century to refer to the middle and western coastal regions of North Africa—what A privateer was a private Warship authorized by a country's Government by Letters of marque to attack foreign shipping Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha ( Turkish: Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa or Hızır Hayreddin Paşa; also Hızır Reis before being promoted to the In 1548 and 1552, Ischia was beset by his successor Dragut Rais. With the increasing rarity and diminishing severity of the piratical attacks later in the century and the construction of better defenses, the islanders began to venture out of the castle and it was then that the historic centre of the town of Ischia was begun. Even so, many inhabitants still ended up slaves to the pirates, the last known being taken in 1796. During the 1647 revolution of Masaniello, there was an attempted rebellion against the feudal landowners. La muette de Portici Masaniello, an abbreviation of Tommaso Aniello (1622 &ndash July 16, 1647) was a Neapolitan Fisherman, who became
With the extinction of the D'Avalos line in 1729, the island reverted to state property. In March, 1734 it was taken by the Bourbons and administered by a royal governor seated within the castle. The House of Bourbon is an important European Royal house, a branch of the Capetian dynasty. The island participated in the short-lived Republic of Naples starting in March, 1799 but by April 3, Commodore Trowbridge- under the command of Lord Nelson had put down the revolt on Ischia as well as on neighboring Procida. Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson 1st Viscount Nelson 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (29 September 1758– 21 October 1805 was a British Procida is one of the Phlegrean islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. By decree of the governor, many of the rebels were hung in a square on Procida now called Piazza dei martiri (Square of the Martyrs). Among these was Francesco Buonocore who had received the island to administer from the French Championnet in Naples. Jean Étienne Vachier called Championnet ( 1762 - January 9, 1800) French general enlisted in the army at an early age and served in the On February 13, 1806, the island was occupied by the French and on the 24th was unsuccessfully attacked by the English. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 1806 ( MDCCCVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
On July 28, 1883, an earthquake destroyed the villages of Casamicciola Terme and Lacco Ameno. Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. Year 1883 ( MDCCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Casamicciola Terme is a Comune (municipality in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 30 km southwest Lacco Ameno is a town and Comune situated in the northwest of the island of Ischia, in the Gulf of Naples off the west coast of Italy
Today, Ischia is a popular tourist destination, welcoming up to 6 million visitors per year, mainly from the Italian mainland as well as Germany (approximately 5,000 Germans are resident on the island), although it has become an increasingly popular destination for the well-to-do Eastern Europeans (particularly Russia and Poland). Ischia is easily reached by ferry from Naples, journey time approx 40 minutes - 1 hour. The number of thermal spas on the islands makes it particularly popular with tourists seeking "wellness" holidays.
In 1948, American author Truman Capote stayed in room number 3 in the Pensione Lustro in the town of Forio on the island. Truman Capote (ˈtruːmən kəˈpoʊti ( 30 September, 1924, New Orleans Louisiana – 25 August, 1984, Los Angeles He wrote an essay about his stay there, which later appeared in Local Color, published in 1950 by Random House. Random House Inc is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher
Parts of the Hollywood film The Talented Mr Ripley were filmed on the island. The Talented Mr Ripley is a Novel by Patricia Highsmith, published in 1955. Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen lived on the island for a short period, and is said to have finished Peer Gynt there in 1867. "Ibsen" redirects here For other people named Ibsen see Ibsen (disambiguation. Peer Gynt (per gʏnt is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The Hollywood Hit "Crimson Pirates" was also filmed on the island. French novelist Pascal Quignard set much of his book Villa Amalia on the island. Pascal Quignard (born April 23, 1948) is a French writer born in Verneuil-sur-Avre. Villa Amalia is a Novel by Prix Goncourt winning French author Pascal Quignard. Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor was also filmed on the island.
Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin ends in Ischia, which serves as the location of Endaddine Akass's villa in the unfinished book Tintin and Alph-Art. Georges Prosper Remi ( May 22, 1907 - March 3, 1983) better known by the Pen name Hergé, was a Belgian The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin is a series of Comic strips created by Belgian artist Hergé, the pen name of Georges Remi Endaddine Akass is a character created by Herge in his last book Tintin and Alph Art as a villain involved in selling imitation paintings of renowned painters and creating a Tintin and Alph-Art ( French: Tintin et l'alph-art) is the twenty-fourth and final book in the Tintin series created
The Aragonese Castle (Castello Aragonese, Ischia Ponte) was built in 474 BC on a rock near the island, by Hiero I of Syracuse. Aragon ( Spanish: "Aragón") is an autonomous community of Spain. Events By place Italy Hiero I, tyrant of Sicily, allied with Aristodemus, the tyrant of Hieron I (Ἱέρων in Greek was the son of Deinomenes, the brother of Gelon and tyrant of Syracuse in Sicily from 478 to 467 BC At the same time, two towers were built to control enemy fleet’s movements. The rock was then occupied by Parthenopeans (the ancient inhabitants of Naples). Naples ( Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule) is a historic City in southern Italy, the Capital of the In 326 BC the fortress was captured by Romans, and then again by the Parthenopeans. Events By place Macedonian Empire In the spring Alexander the Great crosses the Indus near Attock and enters Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC Alfonso V of Aragon in 1441 connected the rock to the island through a stone bridge instead of a previous wood bridge, and wanted the walls were fortified in order to defend the inhabitants against the raids of pirates. Alfonso the Magnanimous (also Alphonso; Catalan: Alfons) (1396 &ndash 27 June 1458) was the King of Aragon (as Piracy is Robbery committed at sea or sometimes on shore without a commission from a sovereign Nation (as distinct from Privateering About in 1700 on the islet, used to live about 2000 families, there was a larisses Convent, the Abbey of Basilians from Greece, the Bishop and the Seminar, the Prince with a military garrison. On the same rock there were 13 churches. In 1912, the Castle was sold to a private owner. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting Today the Castle is the most visited monument of the island. You can access the Castle through a tunnel with large openings which let the light enter. Along the tunnel there is a small chapel consecrated to Saint John Joseph of the Cross (San Giovan Giuseppe della Croce), the patron saint of the island. Saint John-Joseph of the Cross ( August 15, 1654 — March 5, 1739) known most commonly in the Italian language as San Giovan Giuseppe The patron saint of a particular group of people is a Saint who would protect and 'love' the group and its members Alternatively, a more comfortable access is possible by a modern lift. After arriving outside, it is possible to visit the Church of the Immacolata and the Cathedral of Assunta. Immacolata aka The Incantatrix aka The Witch is a Fictional character, created by Clive Barker and featured in his 1987 Epic This article is about the theological concept For the works of art with this title see Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Art and Roman Catholic Marian art. The first was built in 1737 at the same place where there was a small chapel dedicated to Saint Francis, and closed after the suppression of Convents in 1806 as well as the Nunnery of Clarisses. Year 1737 ( MDCCXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1806 ( MDCCCVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
The gardens, located in Forio-San Francesco, were originally the property of English composer William Walton. Sir William Turner Walton, OM ( March 29, 1902 &ndash March 8, 1983) was a British Composer and Walton lived in the villa next to the gardens with his Argentinian wife Susanna. When the composer arrived on the island in 1946, he immediately called Russell Page from England to lay out the garden. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about the UK landscape designer there is also Russell Page the Australian dancer Wonderful tropical and Mediterranean plants were planted and some have now reached amazing proportions. The gardens include wonderful views over the city and harbour of Forio. A museum dedicated to the life and work of William Walton now comprises part of the garden complex.
Villa La Colombaia is located in Lacco Ameno and Forio territories. Surrounded by a park, the villa (called "The Dovecote") was made by Luigi Patalano, a famous local socialist and journalist. Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the Means of production and distribution Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people It is now the seat of a cultural institution and museum dedicated to Luchino Visconti. Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo ( November 2, 1906 - March 17, 1976) was an Italian The institution promotes cultural activities such as music, cinema, theatre, art exhibitions, work-shops, and cinema reviews. The villa and the park are open to the public.
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