Lacco Ameno

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Lacco Amenods

Lacco
Lacco Ameno Ischia.jpg
Location of Lacco Amenods
Lacco Amenods is located in Italy
Lacco Amenods
Lacco Amenods
Location of Lacco Amenods in Italy
Lacco Amenods is located in Campania
Lacco Amenods
Lacco Amenods
Lacco Amenods (Campania)
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
CountryItaly
RegionCampania
Metropolitan cityNaples (NA)
Government
 • MayorGiacomo Pascale
Area
 • Total2.08 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Population
(28 February 2017)[1]
 • Total4,838
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lacchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
80076
Dialing code081
Patron saintSt. Restituta
Saint dayMay 17
WebsiteOfficial website

Lacco Ameno (Neapolitan: U Làcchë) 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.

References[edit]

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

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