Ischia-Naples ferry. Along the Gulf of Naples.
After leaving Porto di Ischia, our ferry headed for Naples. People today are very much in the passenger compartment there is no free space on the deck a little svobodney.
On the right side remained Procida, also very colorful island inhabited by fishermen. On the left rises, as it may seem, another island, but it is a peninsula, far outstanding in the sea. Cape Miseno is named after the character of the ancient Greek Aeneid Misen, the trumpeter of Aeneas. It was he who called his pipe to fight Triton, for which he was thrown into the sea and drowned. Rock with steep banks of 146 meters high, connected to the land by a narrow sand bar. This is the formation of a yellow tuff-cone of an ancient volcano that existed in the period from 35 to 10 thousand years ago.
As a result of the eruptions, the rock was covered with a thick layer of volcanic ash, which formed a unique set of microelements of the soil - on a gentle slope facing the shore, since ancient times, grapes were grown. On the Peninsula, among the villas and farms mzhno find many ruins of the Roman era.
The lighthouse of Faro di Miseno is notable for the fact that it can be reached only by a tunnel punched in the rock.
In the southern tip of the Cape there is a small stone island with two round defensive structures, and on the peninsula there are many bunkers and artillery caponiers and underground galleries built in the days of Mussolini. The garrison of the peninsula defended the entrance to the naval base of Naples.
Behind the Cape, you can enjoy views of Pozzuoli, the Western district of Naples.
The coast of the Phlegraean fields once occupied an industrial zone, now abandoned.
Oncoming course was a high-speed ship on hydrofoils (here they are called "Aliscafo"). This can be reached from Naples to Ischia and other Islands twice as fast as the ferry, but twice as expensive.
Nisida is another volcanic cone rising from the water, connected to the shore of an artificial dam.
Villa Rosebery - one of the brightest monuments of Neoclassicism in Naples, was built in the first half of the 19th century, Joseph de Turnham, Austrian Admiral. After his death was bought by the Royal family, ztem served as a resort for foreign ambassadors.Today it is one of the three official residences of the President of the Italian Republic. The Villa is surrounded by a large Park with a rich collection of diverse vegetation.
Look back and look again at the yellow rocks of Capo Miseno. Now you can see the grotto on the left side of the peninsula.
And this is closer to the center - Posillipo area. Visible Church of Santa Maria di Bellavista, behind it the dome of the Mausoleo Schilizzi.
Villa Fattorusso usually rented entirely for official and entertainment events. In summer, the villa has a children's camp with language courses. For VIP kids, of course.
The districts of Chiaia, and above it, Vomero, are the most prestigious in Naples. It is much quieter and cleaner here than in the historical part of the city.
Another counter "aliscafo". I went to Capri on one of these 3 years ago.
I want to say that I liked the trip to the Gulf of Naples on the ferry more.
On a high-speed ship on the open deck is not too comfortable, and noticeably shakes - difficult to take pictures.
Francesco Caracciolo quay (Lungomare Francesco Caracciolo) - the sea facade of Naples.
On the island of Santa Lucia is a castle of the Egg (Castel Dell'ovo). The name comes from a magical egg, allegedly laid by Virgil in the base of the castle. The egg should ensure the inviolability of the castle.
At the top of the city you can see the bastions of the castle of St.Elmo, just below the white stone monastery of San Martino (Certosa di San Martino).
That's the center of the city-the Royal Palace. Our ferry is coming to the port of Naples. The first acquaintance with the wonderful island of Ischia is over. Hope, that not the last.