Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)
Luigi Mazella street ends with a small square (map).
The area is located on the shore of the Bay, protected from the sea by the rock of 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").
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,
contemplating the Vivara island from its veranda, in the rays of the sun finally peeking out from the clouds.
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.
From the far end of the pier offers a panorama of the entire coast of 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.
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".
Then I walked along the promenade along the Bay.
I looked at Michelangelo's tower, where I was this morning.
Then he sat by the water, looking at the castle and Ailant alley.
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.
In front of the pier the terrace of Villa Antonio hotel, stylized as ancient bastions.
In one of the buildings overlooking the square, there is a sculpture workshop.
In a small courtyard you can see its products-mostly tombstones.
Some of the sculptures, such as this angel, are made with great imagination.
Or this devil carved out of black volcanic tuff.
Nearby, on Piazzale Aragonese there is a taxi rank and a stop line 7 bus, the port is a 10-minute bus ride away.
Here you can buy branded souvenirs of Ischia, ceramics.
Ceramic panel dedicated to the visit of Pope John Paul II, who visited the island in 2002.
Returning home, I again looked to the house Malcovati, to watch the sunset.
Finally, he went to the Fishing beach, where you can see the Aragonese castle.
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.