Naples

Lacco Ameno

Lacco Ameno
The Essential
In the 1950s, thanks to the presence and activity of the editor and film producer Angelo Rizzoli (1889-1970), Lacco Ameno and the whole island became an exclusive cosmopolitan haunt. The emblem of the town, the unusual-looking rock known as Il Fungo (the mushroom) stands near the river: it is a block of green tufa that came loose from Monte Epomeo. A palaeo-Christian basilica and a necropolis were discovered beneath the church, Santa Restituta.