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Showplaces, historic and cultural sites, architecture, museums. Guide

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Bourbon prison

Next to Olive terrace you can visit the restaurant, Il Terrazzo (on the map) with an open veranda where you can glance the entire Gulf of Naples.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. Restaurant Il Terrazzo

The restaurant occupies the upper floor of the Bourbon prison, but to get there you have to go to the Path of the Sun.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle.

going Down again to admire the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the archipelago of Phlegraean Islands.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

the Path of the Sun is surrounded by the most diverse vegetation of the exotic. Here you can meet laurel, olive, fig tree, pomegranate, ailanthus, prickly pear, loquat and carob trees.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. Sun path

Huge "mugs" cacti used for tourist autographs - inscriptions "here was ..." like to leave not only Russian tourists.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. Sun path

not Far from Steps of the Holy Christfor goes to the right of path leading to prison.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Bourbon prison

Drew attention to the drains in the stairs - medieval builders did not forget about storm sewer.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Bourbon prison

Gates of the prison are blocked with powerful wrought-iron grille. The door in the grille are quite low, top bar carefully wrapped with a soft material - such minor details impression about the attitude of the owners of the castle to visitors.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Bourbon prison

the prison yard. Above - mentioned verandah of the restaurant.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Bourbon prison

the Building was built in the 17th century, however, the prison was only in 1823 on the orders of king Ferdinand VI of Bourbon dynasty.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Bourbon prison

Along with criminals were jailed here and "political", among whom were fighters for the independence of Poerio, Pironti,Low, Agresti. As a result of the actions of a small army of Giuseppe Garibaldi in 1860, the power of the Bourbon dynasty fell and the prison was liquidated.

Ischia, the Aragonese castle. The Bourbon prison