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 (ĭs′kē-ə, ē′skyä)
An island of southern Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the entrance to the Bay of Naples. It is a tourist center and health resort noted for its warm mineral springs.


(ˈiːskjɑː; ˈɪskɪə)
(Placename) a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the N end of the Bay of Naples. Area: 47 sq km (18 sq miles)


(ˈi skyɑ)

an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, W of Naples. 18 sq. mi. (47 sq. km).
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Noun1.Ischia - a volcanic island (part of Campania) in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the north end of the Bay of NaplesIschia - a volcanic island (part of Campania) in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the north end of the Bay of Naples
Campania - a region of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea including the islands of Capri and Ischia
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Two or three of us had been resting ourselves among the tranquil and beautiful scenery of the island of Ischia, eighteen miles out in the harbor, for two days; we called it "resting," but I do not remember now what the resting consisted of, for when we got back to Naples we had not slept for forty-eight hours.
While writing this, Nietzsche is supposed to have been thinking of the island of Ischia which was ultimately destroyed by an earthquake.
He is originally from the island of Ischia, near Naples, which he claims to be the "home of pizza".
Her Wexford second was achieved behind a mare who was runner-up to Fayonagh in a Listed bumper last season and the form of her Naas third behind Lady Ischia also makes solid reading.
0-magnitude quake in the southern island of Ischia.
The meeting on the Italian island of Ischia off Naples also focused on ways to tackle one of the West's biggest security threats-jihadist fighters fleeing Syria-as the European Union promised to help close a migration route considered a potential back door for terrorists.
A minute's silence was observed ahead of the games to honour the victims of the earthquake which struck in the island of Ischia earlier this week.
Rescuers on the Italian island of Ischia passed bottles of water to the trapped boys - who hid under a bed when the quake hit - and chatted to them to keep their spirits up.
TWO children have been pulled from the rubble on the Italian resort island of Ischia, 14 hours after a 4.
0 earthquake hit the island of Ischia on Monday, killing two people, injuring 39 and collapsing several buildings.
A report from the Philippine Embassy in Rome stated that the quake in the island of Ischia, a popular tourist destination off the Tyrrhenian Sea, left at least two dead and dozens other injured, the DFA said in statement on Tuesday night.
0-magnitude earthquake struck the resort island of Ischia.