Ischia Island. Travel in photos

Nature, historic and cultural monuments, architecture

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Luigi Mazella street ends with a small square (map).

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

The area is located on the shore of the Bay, protected from the sea by the rock of Aragonese castle.

Ischia, Aragonese castle

The castle is connected to the shore by a stone dam-bridge, which gave the name of this part of the island - Ischia Ponte (lat. "ponte" - " bridge").

Ischia, Aragonese castle

After lunch, I left the hotel with the firm intention to visit the castle, but passing acquaintance with the beaches and temples violated my plans. When I got to the goal, it was about 6 PM, the entrance was already closed and I was offered to come tomorrow. It remains only to drink a Cup of coffee in the restaurant at the entrance to the dam,

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

contemplating the Vivara island from its veranda, in the rays of the sun finally peeking out from the clouds.

Vivara island

Then he walked along the pier, going far into the sea. There are usually moored sightseeing boats, making mini-cruises along the coast of the island, and tonight there were only fishermen.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

From the far end of the pier offers a panorama of the entire coast of Ischia Ponte.

Ischia Ponte

The back of the Cathedral is clearly visible. The massive bell tower was built in the late 16th century, during the rampant Saracen pirates, and served as a defensive structure.

Ischia Ponte. Cathedral

Then you can see house of professor of medicine Malcovati (Casa Malcovati), who has spearheaded the transformation of the island in the famous SPA resort. A couple of times Joseph Brodsky visited this house, where he wrote the poem "Ischia in October".

Ischia. Malcovati house

Then I walked along the promenade along the Bay.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

I looked at Michelangelo's tower, where I was this morning.

Ischia Ponte. Tower of Michelangelo

Then he sat by the water, looking at the castle and Ailant alley.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

The embankment ends with another stone pier, much older than the first one. It is a pier for fishing boats, and the pier is sometimes strewn with dried algae, shaken from the fishing nets. Apparently that's why it got its name coastal area - before it dried nets.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

In front of the pier the terrace of Villa Antonio hotel, stylized as ancient bastions.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

In one of the buildings overlooking the square, there is a sculpture workshop.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

In a small courtyard you can see its products-mostly tombstones.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Some of the sculptures, such as this angel, are made with great imagination.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Or this devil carved out of black volcanic tuff.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Nearby, on Piazzale Aragonese there is a taxi rank and a stop line 7 bus, the port is a 10-minute bus ride away.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Here you can buy branded souvenirs of Ischia, ceramics.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Ceramic panel dedicated to the visit of Pope John Paul II, who visited the island in 2002.

Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Returning home, I again looked to the house Malcovati, to watch the sunset.

Ischia, sunset

Finally, he went to the Fishing beach, where you can see the Aragonese castle.

Ischia, Aragonese castle and Pescatori beach

I was not able to visit the Aragonese castle today, but I still did not lose the second part of the day, I spent the evening in the Maritime Museum, which occupies the building of the "Clock tower". A special section of this site is dedicated to the marine theme, there is a report from the visit of this wonderful Museo del Mare.

Museo del Mare, Ischia Ponte