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Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)

Luigi Masella ends in a small area (on the map) on the Gulf coast,

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

protected from sea the rock of Aragonese castle.

Ischia, Aragonese castle

The Castle is connected to the shore by a stone Causeway bridge, which gave its name to this part of the island, Ischia Ponte (from Latin "ponte" - the bridge).

Ischia, Aragonese castle

After lunch, I went out with the intention to visit the castle, but a passing familiarity with the beaches and temples kink in my plans. When I got to target, was already about 6 PM, the entrance was already closed and I was asked to come back tomorrow. It remains only to drink a Cup of coffee in a restaurant at the entrance to the dam,

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

contemplating with its verandas, the island of vivara, the rays finally looked out from behind the clouds the sun.

the Island of vivara

Then walked along the pier, passing far out to sea. Here usually approach the tour boats, making a mini-cruises along the coast of the island, and tonight there were only fishermen.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

From the far end of the pier offers a panoramic view of the coast of Ischia Porto.

Ischia Ponte.

Well is the back part of the Cathedral. The massive tower was built in the late 16th century, during the binge Saracen pirates, and performs the function of a defensive structure.

Ischia. Cathedral.

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

Ischia. House Malcovati

Then walk on the promenade along the Creek.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

Looked at the Tower of Michelangelo where was this morning.

Ischia Ponte. Tower of Michelangelo

Then sat at the water, looking at the castle from the side Alentova alleys.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

Embankment ends another stone pier, much older than the first. This jetty for fishing boats, and pier seats strewn zasoski algae shake of the networks. Apparently so, and received its name from the coastal area before it dried network.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

Opposite the pier - terrace Villa Antonio, stylized under the ancient ramparts.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

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

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

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

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

Some statues, like this angel, made with great imagination.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

Or the devil, carved out of black tufa.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

Next, in Piazzale Aragonese there is a taxi rank and a stop of the bus line 7, which is a 10 minute drive to the port.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

Here you can buy Souvenirs of Ischia - ceramics.

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

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

Ischia Ponte. The area of algae (Piazzale Delle Alghe)

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

Ischia, sunset

Finally came out Fishing beach, with a clear view of the Aragonese castle.

Ischia, Aragonese castle and Pescatori beach