I love this garden and the more I read about the lady who breathed life and fun into its rocky ridges the more passionately I fall for it. It took half a century of care to raise and now, five years after its creator’s death, it remains a growing testament to her spirit.
Islands are impossible to resist. Sit for just one pizza on the seafront in the Bay of Naples and you’ll feel the pull. Capri is the big magnet but swing your eyes to the other side, away from the Sorrentine Peninsular to the opposite end of the bay, and you see Ischia with little Procida tucked between it and the mainland.
Our trip was to Ischia by ferry – a brief journey to join an afternoon sail.