Lacco Ameno

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Lacco Ameno
Lacco
Comune
Comune di Lacco Ameno
Lacco Ameno is located in Italy
Lacco Ameno
Lacco Ameno
Location of Lacco Ameno in Italy
Coordinates: 40°45′N 13°53′E / 40.750°N 13.883°E / 40.750; 13.883Coordinates: 40°45′N 13°53′E / 40.750°N 13.883°E / 40.750; 13.883
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Naples (NA)
Government
 • Mayor Carmine Monti
Area
 • Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Population (28 February 2007)[1]
 • Total 4,632
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym Lacchesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80076
Dialing code 081
Patron saint St. Restituta
Saint day May 17
Website Official website

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. The town has a population of around 4,600 inhabitants.

It is located at the feet of the Mount Epomeo, facing the sea. The name most likely derives from the Greek lakkos, meaning "stone". The name ameno was added to the official name in 1862.

Features[edit]

Lacco Ameno is home to an 11th-century church, built over a pre-existing Palaeo-Christian edifice. The Museum of Santa Restituta houses several prehistorical findings and Greek ceramics from the 8th-2nd centuries BC.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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