For travellers in Ancient times these islands were places where they could find Myth, Utopia and Wonder. Tales and stories from the past treated those lands in the middle of the sea as exotic, different, mysterious and fascinating. Geographical descriptions were embellished with exotic symbols and were coloured by legend and magic.
The island of Ischia
The island of Ischia, which separates the Bay of Gaeta from that of Naples and which is separated by means of a narrow channel from the island of Procida, is but a sheer mountain, whose white electrifying peak has sunk its broken teeth into the sky."
Capri and blue grotto
In no place on earth are there so many opportunities for delicious peace and quiet as on this small island..."
Procida: l'isola del Postino
Ah, I would not ask to be a seagull, or a dolphin; I’d be quite happy to be a scorpion fish..."