Ischia, the Aragonese Castle. The Stair of St. Christopher (Gradoni di S. Cristofaro)
From the Church of the Madonna Libera the top is a stone staircase, called the "steps of the St. Christfor" (Gradoni di S. Cristofaro on the map).
Staircase once led up to the little Church dedicated to this Saint.
Climbing the stairs, to the South you can see the slope of mount Toron, on top of which ancient watchtower Tori di Sopra (map). I tried unsuccessfully to find this tower on the last day on the island, but found it only now, examining the photo from the Aragonese castle. OpenStreetMaps obnaruzhilos on the path leading to the tower. It is possible to enter when you leave Via Campagnano, Via Torri.
rugged terraces On the mountain slope is located the village of Campagnano (Campagnano). Terraced farming is the only way agriculture on steep mountain slopes. This way you can keep the topsoil from washout by rain.
Right below could be seen the cliffs of Santa Anna, and hotels Eden and "Delfini". Yesterday morning I visited these places.
Looking in the opposite direction,will see the Islands of vivara and Procida.
Slope covered with fresh April green yellow flowers, looks very festive.
From the Church of the Madonna Libera I was followed by a cat, who was dozing quietly near the altar.
Bottom visible small areas of neatly cultivated land on the island occupied by several families.
Staircase led me to the path of the Sun (Sentiero del Sole map) is one of the most picturesque alleys of the island.
the trail offers spectacular views of the Phlegraean archipelago of Islands separating the Gulf of Gaeta (left) from Naples.