Ipomea del Negombo 2021

A second nature

Since Nebuchadnezzar raised the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to soothe his bride's nostalgia for the of her childhood, the garden has always been second nature, fashioned by man based on his culture and experience. But these days the garden is also an ideological and ethical battlefield between the "suburban utopia" of the always perfectly manicured lawn and the contradictory rebellion of the wilderness lovers, disciples of Thoreau. Fortunately, there is a third party - that of Alexander Pope, for example, who advised landscape architects of his time simply: "Always consult the local genius."
Michael Pollan
A Second Nature, Adelphi

Proud to be among Grandi Giardini Italiani

Grandi Giardini Italiani (literally "Great Italian Gardens") is a network of 132 gardens that can be visited in fourteen Italian regions, with the addition of Switzerland, the Vatican City and Malta. The network of the most beautiful gardens that can be visited in Italy, which also includes the Negombo Hydrothermal Park, was founded in 1997 on the initiative of Judith Wade. Grandi Giardini Italiani has become over the years, a prestigious brand that certifies and distinguishes historical, modern and contemporary gardens: five hundred years of history of the art of Italian gardens and landscape that represent in the universal collective imagination one of the most prestigious icons of Made in Italy. Grandi Giardini Italiani is a leader in the so-called Horticultural Tourism sector and, as an autonomous entity, certifies and guarantees tourists the level of maintenance and the botanical and artistic importance of the gardens of the Network.

Great gardens, all Italian

Visit the network site, and discover the most beautiful places in Italy.
Grandi Giardini Italiani website

Waiting for Ipomea: exhibition of ancient and rediscovered fruit plants. May 22, 23 and 24

For 25 years now, the Vivai Belfiore, under the guidance of Ugo Fiorini, have been researching and recovering ancient and rare varieties of fruit trees to make them available to the public, saving them from oblivion.

The research activity takes place throughout Italy, from north to south, trying to highlight what are varieties of fruit plants worthy of recovery.
There are many cultivars now in danger of extinction because, for the most disparate reasons, they have been abandoned from cultivation.

In this regard, the company is committed to ensuring that biodiversity is not lost.

Discover the ancient fruits on the site.

Vivai Belfiore

Waiting for Ipomea: Herbs, Roots, Flowers with Il Focolare restaurant. May 23, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Trattoria Il Focolare, a Slow Food presidium for the island of Ischia, in collaboration with Ipomea del Negombo, organizes a dinner to explore the beauty (and the good) of the products of our woods.

An unusual and original food and wine journey that will travel among preparations of herbs, roots and flowers.

Special for year 27 - Themed cuisine.
"The Rich Mediterranean Scrub of the Ischia Island Woods allowed us to organize a great dinner (under the watchful attention of Silvia d'Ambra, family agronomist).

Guest of honor the teacher and friend the chef Carmelo Deiana who with his former students Libera Iovine and Agostino M. d'Ambra will try their hand at a creative menu, in full respect of nature.

'Eat what you want to save'
p.s. it's not a vegetarian or vegan dinner "

The chefs of "Herbs, Roots and Flowers"

Special Guest the launeddas of M.o Sergio Lecis
Carmelo Deiana
he is the owner of the restaurant "Deiana 1969" in Oberursel (Frankfurt). 1 Michelin star, and in 1996 he was awarded the Silver medal in Stuttgart, one in Erba (Como); he was awarded the "Knight's Medal" for promoting Italian cuisine abroad by the President of the Italian Republic Oscar Luigi Scalfaro and a bronze medal in Luxembourg. He was a collaborator of Alain Ducasse (Alain Ducasse is a French chef and entrepreneur who owns the Rist. Jules Verne on the Eiffel Tower, and collaborates with the European Space Agency for the development of the most suitable foods for astronauts)
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Photo gallery
This year's billboard
Over sixty exhibitors: rare and unusual plants among nurserymen, artisans and collateral. On 24, 25 and 26 May 2019 an event dedicated to the world of gardening and the beautiful things that nature can offer.

Ipomea Live Sketching

Simonetta Capecchi and Blasco Pisapia illustrated the park and the market exhibition live

A live graphic report

Simo Capecchi is from Bologna, graduated in architecture in Venice and works as an illustrator. She loves to draw live, on the road or in the city where she has lived for more than thirty years, Naples.

From 2006 to 2009 she has curated four editions of In viaggio col taccuino (literally "Traveling with the notebook"), an exhibition on travel booklets conceived for Galassia Gutenberg, the Naples book fair. From this experience a book was born (Sguardi su Napoli. Giro della città in 30 taccuini di viaggio, 2008), her blog, and a network of contacts with designers all over the world.

With the Urban Sketchers she has held workshops during international meetings in Singapore, Paraty (Brazil), Santo Domingo, Lisbon and Portland. Since 2015 she has been organizing an Urban Sketchers workshop in Ischia at the Castello Aragonese and in collaboration with Negombo, with the participation of designers from more than 10 countries around the world.

Since 2015 she has collaborated with the travel magazine Dove (RCS) for which she keeps a column written and drawn on the last page.
Blasco Pisapia tells himself! "I was born in Ariano Irpino in 1967. I lived my first thirty years in Naples. I went to high school and then I graduated in Architecture. Throughout my studies, I never stopped dedicating much of the my time and my energy in drawing. Once I became a 'serious' architect, I continued to tell stories in images, for my delight. Until I met someone who allowed me to make it a profession. In 1997 I started drawing comics for Disney, and after a while also writing the stories I drew. After moving to Milan, I came into contact with various children's publishers, starting fruitful collaborations. From 2000 onwards, I have drawn and colored books by Geronimo Stilton, and children's books for Dami International. Later, after various collaborations with the Piemme Steamboat, in 2006 I gave birth, graphically, to Bat Pat, a series of volumes written by Roberto Pavanello, which is now out in half the world. I illustrated Focus Storia's 'historical curiosities' column for about three years. From time to time, I happen to make a few forays into advertising, both online and in print: I have created illustrations for Dior, Ferrero, Auchan, Mellin and others. Everything I think is realized on the two dimensions of the white sheet in front of me, but sometimes I realize that I am missing a more three-dimensional planning. And so, every now and then I happen to go back to my 'origins', and to design something 'real', without departing from the colorful world of illustrations and comics: in fact, I worked on the study and design of recreational spaces and museums, both for Disney and for some Italian and European amusement parks. In 2011, my first graphic novel, 'Il Pastore della Meraviglia', was released for Ed. San Paolo, which the following year won the Authors and Publishers Grand Prix of Fullcomics and Games as Best Comic Book for Children."

Everything Blasco!

Some of the countless tables by Blasco Pisapia for Disney and beyond.
The poster of Ipomea Live Sketching 2019

Eating Seedlings: Saturday 25 May 2019 at 3:30 pm

Gourmet tasting based on sprouts at the fair, led by chefs Giovanni De Vivo , Nino Di Costanzo, Pasquale Palamaro, Emmanuel Di Liddo, Nello Iervolino, Crescenzo Scotti, Saturday 25 May 2019 at 3.30 pm. In recent times, the use of sprouts in the kitchen is growing rapidly; this is because in addition to being used as a decoration given their chromaticity, they can also be appreciated as food. In fact, there is a wide variety of edible shoots. Unbelievable, but true, from a nutritional point of view, these sprouts are very low in fat and rich in nutrients such as minerals, proteins and vitamins, they also have a high amount of antioxidants. To be precise, we have not invented anything at all, this new gastronomic trend is not innovative! Already in Roman times there are testimonies that attest to the use of sprouts in some dishes. Obviously, following the rules of common sense, then consulting the list of sprouts that are actually edible, and choosing only those grown naturally without treatments.
The poster of Eating Seedlings

The chefs of Ipomea

Six great chefs, six great views on eating seedlings!
Pasquale Palamaro
Indaco Albergo della Regina Isabella
Giovanni De Vivo
Momento Restaurant Hotel La Madonnina
Nino Di Costanzo
Daní Maison
Crescenzo Scotti
La Tuga Costa del Capitano
Emmanuel Di Liddo
Al FuGà Parco Negombo
Nello Iervolino
Indaco Albergo Della Regina Isabella

Cocktail party: Saturday 25 May 2019 at 3:30 pm

Curated by Miriano Mancusi and Giovanni Iacono of Porto 51 there has been a cocktail party with drinks based on Negombo tree essences.

Porto 51

The bartenders of the cocktail party, Mariano Mancusi and Giovanni Iacono, come straight from one of the most "in" clubs of the Ischia nightlife, Porto 51.
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