Aragonese Castle - night #3
The Aragonese Castle, the most impressive historical monument in 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 B.C. by Jerome of Syracuse and, after a long period during which it was abandoned, it reached its golden period during the fourteenth century. Under the Aragonese dinasty , it became a political, cultural and spiritual centre of notable interest.