The Aragonese Castle, the most impressive historical monument of Ischia, stands on a volcanic rock connected to the island by a bridge built in 1438 by Alfonso of Aragon. The Castle, overlooking the vast horizon of the sea, was originally built as a castrum in 474 BC by Gerone of Siracusa and, after a long period of abandonment, reached its golden period during the fourteenth century.
Under the Aragonese dynasty, it became a political, cultural and spiritual centre of notable interest. The Renaissance court of the noble poet Vittoria Colonna, saw the peak of the castle's splendor, but also the beginning of its decline, which was to last more than a century.
Altana 4 pax
New beautiful air conditioned unit called Altana for 4 pax; 2 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms with shower, 2 terraces, spacious living room (no kitchen).
The castle walls houses churches, courtyards, antique archways, terraces, gardens and arcades with outstanding views of the sea, the peninsula, the Ischia harbor and the wide horizon in the distance. This unique location contains four holiday apartments and a small hotel.
A lift connects the entrance of the Castle to the top, approx. 80 m above sea level, where the apartments are situated. Each apartment has its own independent entrance through an ancient courtyard. The four units have been recently renovated by the owner, son of a famous artist, whose paintings grace the apartment walls. All have windows and outdoor spaces with unforgettable views. Apartment guests enjoy many hotel services from the adjacent hotel, including porter and concierge services and hotel terrace dining.