Comune di Forio

Coat of arms

Location of Forio in Italy

Coordinates: 40°44′15.6″N 13°51′26.9″E / 40.737667°N 13.857472°E / 40.737667; 13.857472
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province / Metropolitan city Metropolitan City of Naples
Frazioni Panza
  Mayor Francesco Del Deo
  Total 12.85 km2 (4.96 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (30 September 2010)[1]
  Total 17,498
  Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Foriani, Panzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 80075
Dialing code 081
Patron saint Saints Vitus and Leonard
Saint day June 15, November 6
Website Official website

Forio (known also as Forio of Ischia) is a town and comune of c. 17,000 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Naples, southern Italy, situated on the island of Ischia.


Its territory includes the town of Panza, the only frazione of Forio and of the island of Ischia. Panza has always been an independent village since the 16th century when a first governmental organization was introduced on the island. In the 1975 the inhabitants of Panza tried to become an independent comune but the referendum, claimed by the inhabitants of Forio, was denied by the Campania's Regional Government.

There are numerous coastal watchtowers, built from the Middle Ages against Saracen and African pirates raids.

See also

Twin towns


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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