Lacco Ameno

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Lacco Amenods
Metropolitan City of Naples
Lacco Amenods is located in Italy
Lacco Amenods
Lacco Amenods
Location of Lacco Amenods 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
 • Mayor Giacomo Pascale
 • Total 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,853
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 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 Metropolitan City of Naples off the west coast of Italy. The town has a population of around 4,800 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.

Main sights[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. There are many luxury hotels and boutiques frequented especially in the summer months.

The Fungo (mushroom) sea rock.
Sunset at the small port.


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

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