Reachable from Maronti Beach and nearby Sant’Angelo, Fumarole is one of the characteristic spots on the island of Ischia. Here visitors will have the opportunity to either cook directly under the sand, taking advantage of the natural heat produced by underground volcanic activity. This phenomenon, called “baking in the sand” in city jargon, is a fascinating culinary experience for all and especially for visitors interested in gastronomy and geology.
The heat released by steam and hot gases from deep within the Earth is sufficient to cook foods such as fish, chickens, eggs, potatoes and more. Food is wrapped in aluminum foil or special bags and then buried in boiling sand, where the heat cooks it slowly and evenly. Thus foods retain their original flavor and are cooked naturally, without the addition of oil or seasonings.