By Nick Martin
Keep your eyes up high if you're in the island's capital and you might catch a glimpse of this Italian revolutionary. He visited Tennyson at Farringford, where they recited poetry to one another. Queen Victoria was not so keen, and exclaimed 'Thank God - he's gone!' when he departed.
By Anne Toms
An English musician who has been described as the first composer to take the gramophone seriously.
His famous and best know compositions are the Enigma Variations.
He is sited at one of the oldest hotels on the Island which is a refined, elegant historic jewel and has been a destination for the discerning traveller for more than 180 years.
By Tony Trowbridge
He is known as a "Renaissance Man" of 17th century for his work in the sciences, which covered astronomy, physics and biology.
He was born in Freshwater in 1635 and recognised for the observations he made while using a microscope.
He is sited at a former military fort which was built to guard the Solent.
By Tony Trowbridge
This Island Hero from the 1800's was known as a naturalist, geologist and biologist with contributions to science that were revolutionary.
He is sited at a waterfront location with panoramic sea views and just a stone’s throw from the sandy, Blue Flag 2012 and Quality Coast Award 2012 beach.
By Joanna Kori
A Prussian-born philosopher, economist, political theorist and published several works including the bible of the working class!
He is sited in a Super spot with many visitors go to buy their daily .
Spot him on your travels, east of the river if you are taking a voyage to Southampton.
By Sonia McMullen
An English singer, songwriter and actor whom during his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide.
A man who reached for the stars and always put himself under pressure.
Watch out for this hero on your travels west of the Island onward bound to Lymington
By Gerry Price, The Coastal Gardener
Born in St Helen's she was an English "adventuress" best known as a mistress of Louis Henry II.
Her husband was an ageing duke who rewrote his will in her favour and soon afterwards was found hanged in mysterious circumstances!.
She is sited where seeds are sown near the coast.
I was born in Yorkshire but lived mostly in London and latterly on the Isle of Wight. As a mature student I completed an Art Foundation Course at Putney School of Art and went on to do a degree in Fine Art at London Guildhall University, graduating in 2001.
I have such pleasure in drawing painting and sculpting that it is a bonus when other folk enjoy the results.
A huge amount of inspiration comes from sailing with my husband and our two children on our classic yacht which takes us on adventures around the solent and beyond.
Joanna Kori creates installations that blend physical and digital experiences. Her suspensions and constructed forms are empathetic studies of contemporary working
I love this Island, I love the pace of life, the people, and the lifestyle it brings. But mostly I adore the scenery. A daily trip to one of our beaches is just the tonic I need.