Wednesday, 10 May 2017


In a bid to boost tourism and to celebrate its heritage as mint of the Roman Empire, the volcanic island of Ischia will be issuing its own artisanal coins based on the historic tender cast in the ancient metal-works.
To be used alongside the common currency, in the village of Ponte they will have a face-value of twelve euro but surely many will be taken out of circulation as souvenirs. Often overlooked due to its proximity to glamourous Capri, the island where Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra was filmed hopes to show to the world it has a lot on offer. Visit the link up top for more information about the coins and take a virtual tour of Ischia.