Stardust and Violin Notes on Mount Epomeo:
St. Laurence Night at Agriturismo Pera di Basso
Staff Writer - July 19, 2008
Starry night and violin notes, wood perfumes and flavors from times past: this is what the Agriturismo Pera di Basso, a hidden spot set away from the tourist masses on Ischia Island, promises for the night of August 10, 2008.
The Agriturismo Pera di Basso
is the result of the redecoration of an ancient Ischia island farm, hidden in and protected by the luxurious green landscape, far from the popular beaches and the usual tourist traps. The room are all one-of-a-kind and were built in the former cellar, barn and farmhouse. Architectural details such as the high vaults, the white stone insets and arbors in the perennial garden, reveal the past life of the buildings. The excellent traditional home cooking provide an additional invitation to fall back in touch with nature. This is a cuisine made of aromatic herbs, fruits and vegetable grown in the farm garden and the catch of the day, offered in organic and vegetarian menus.
Dinner per person, including wines: €45
(see value in other currencies
Reservation is mandatory.
Agriturismo Pera di Basso
Via Pera di Basso (loc. Rarone), Ischia
Tel. 081 900122/335 820 30 05
A St. Laurence night with noses tip upward, staring at the falling stars against the dark, clear sky above the Mount Epomeo. There, far from the electric lights of the lungomare (seafront) of the town of Casamicciola, tucked inside the green heart of Mount Epomeo, over 300 meters above sea level, the peasant soul of the island of Ischia still lives. However, what's most important for St. Laurence nigh, is for the sky to be dark and crystal clear.
In fact, it is not by chance that many amateur astronomers choose Pera di Basso as a location to observe the mid-summer sky. For them, as well as for whoever seeks unique, exotic experiences, the agriturismo organizes a special evening.
On the night of August 10 dinner will be served under the stars, lit by candles and with live violin music in the background. The entrees consists of traditional recipes prepared with ingredients grown in the nearby garden, or provided by neighboring peasants and fishermen who have been trusted providers for a longtime. After dinner the music continues on the belvedere (panoramic viewpoint), while the black night sky above Mount Epomeo is scarred by long, ephemeral trail of evanescent light left by the falling stars.
Tel.: 081681505 -- 081 0605636