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The Pine Forests in Ischia
The Pine forests of Ischia are small parks on the bare soil, left after the famous eruption of the volcano Arso in 1302, which would forever bury the ancient and prosperous “Plain City„ Aenaria.
In 1805, theses dry landscapes were reforested by the botanist of Ferdinand II of Bourbon, Giovanni Gussonne, who choose to plant conifers, as a typically undemanding variety, more specifically the domestic pine Pinus Pinea and its characteristic leaves. Under these trees have then spontaneously grown Mediterranean shrubs, which have given to the forests a lush and unique vegetation. Indeed, Ischia benefits from special weather conditions : its Mediterranean weather type is softened by several geographical, geological and solar exposure factors.
The most interesting parks are those of Pineta Mirtina in the center of the isle, and Pineta di Fiaiano in the hills. Pina Mirtina is the name of the spring inside this park, whose drinkable water is used to cure pathologies of the digestive system. There are also treatment centers using aromatherapy. Pineta di Fiaiano is located on the hills and known for its active springs and the famous treetop adventure park, called Indiana Park.
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Ischia is immersed in a nature full of colors and flavours to discover. It’s also mesmerizing with the extraordinary range of its historical and cultural heritage.