In May, AQVA D’ISCHIA returns, the exhibition dedicated to the beautiful green island and its sources with the aim of involving young people in greater knowledge of their territory, which is often underestimated and mistreated. An event, now in its 2nd edition, which aims to connect schools more to the needs of the area, transforming a cultural project for children into a tool for pure tourism promotion, useful for producing an economic return to the whole island.
The exhibition was held at the Negombo Thermal Park in Lacco Ameno on May 7-8-9, an opportunity for residents, Italian and foreign guests (the exhibition is held in two languages Italian-English) to explain, in simple language, a multitude of information on Ischia and its subsoil. We all know the island for its beauty, but ... have we ever wondered what's underneath? Why are there so many hot springs? Why are these waters so beneficial? How do they get into our body and heal us? What are the legends, curiosities, history and protected areas of the island that we do not yet know?
This year the exhibition presented new and interesting sections created with passionate experts and teachers, while the Country Guest of Honor will be Japan, in 2nd place in the ranking of the countries with the greatest thermal tourist turnout.
On the first day of the event, starting at 16:00, two workshops were held: the first on thermal therapies with moderator Valerio Galasso Scientific director of Regina Isabella and councilor Forst, the second on the "Kingdom of Neptune" AMP, both workshops they are curated by the students of the Enrico Mattei Technical Institute of Casamicciola Terme.
AQVA D'ISCHIA is organized by Pro loco Lacco Ameno, Municipality of Lacco Ameno, Negombo, Liceo Ischia, Enrico Mattei, Cristofaro Mennella and Ipsar with the patronage of the Association of thermal bathers ISCHIA, Forst, Federterme and Regno di Nettuno and the sponsors of the Association of thermal bathers , Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi, Ischia Spaeh, Hotel Tritone, Nonpesa.it, Kingdom of Neptune, Hotel Regina Isabella, Tommasone Vini, Hotel Terme Marina, La Conchiglia, Hotel Villa Melodie, Hotel Principe, Hotel San Lorenzo, Nu poc and Ischia, Il Vecchio Capannaccio Restaurant, Hotel Casa Di Meglio, La Perla Nera, Boccia Bakery, Beb Celestina, Ravino Gardens, Futura SrL
A wonderful thanks to them for having had the courage to invest in medium-term projects like this, which may not see their results immediately, but produce unimaginable effects in the medium and long term. Admission to the exhibition was free and was held from 9:00 to 13:00 for schools, from 15:00 to 18:30 for the public.
The inauguration ceremony took place on Monday 6 May at 4.30 pm at the Negombo Park in Lacco Ameno where the schools and students who participated in the project, the institutions, the press, the authorities and the Japanese delegation in Rome were invited. .