Lacco Ameno presents its self as a little jewel, rich with luxury shops and beautiful panoramic spots. The major attraction is the street that leads from the centre and goes to “Monte Vito”, where you can see some breathtaking views. From one side you can see the coast of Lacco Ameno and Casamicciola with the famous Vesuvio in the background. On the otherside there is the bay of “San Montano” with the beach and thermal parks Negombo, one of the most beautiful bays of the island. An ideal place to relax and forget about the hassles of everyday life. During the 60’s, thanks to the publisher and film producer Angelo Rizzoli, who helped develop the island as a tourist attraction. Lacco Ameno became the favourite “In place”for famous cinema stars, politicians and entertainers of that period. The square” Santa Restituta” is the centre of the town, where you can find the” basilica Santa Restituta” one of the patrons of the island together with San Giovan Giuseppe. In the lower part of the church you can find the museum that has an important collection of archaeological finds, discovered during the refurbishment of the church and from other digs over the island. Not far from the church you can find the museum “Villa Arbusta”, once the mansion of Angelo Rizzoli, now the Archaeological Museum of Pithecusa, famous for the “Coppa di Nestore”. Lacco Ameno is also well known for the “Fungo” or mushroom, the natural sculpture that emerges from the sea, symbol of the town. The Marina that surrounds the mushroom has been modernized a few years ago and is now the landing for mega-yachts, where it’s not unusual to see people from the international jet set mooring.
Casamicciola is the second most important port on the island, also a popular place for private boats and yachts to dock.