Translations:Il filo di Arianna/3/en
Since the days of the Etruscans, thermal waters have been used by priests in religious rites; as the Romans spread through Italy, they popularised thermalism with the creation of numerous thermal centres throughout the peninsula. Based on detailed and innovative scientific studies begun in those early times, the first therapeutic protocols were introduced. This natural resource has made Ischia famous since antiquity. Strabo and Pliny often alluded to the therapeutic powers of the island’s waters in their writings. The renown of the spas of Ischia has waxed and waned over the centuries: already known in the era of Magna Grecia, they were rediscovered by the Romans during the Imperial age and, after long obscurity, were studied by Doctor Jasolino at the end of the 16th century. Negombo Park, set in the Bay of San Montano, is considered one of the richest basins and most productive sources of thermal water.