Ischia Ponte. Piazzale Delle Alghe (Square of algae)
Luigi Masella ends in a small area (on the map) on the Gulf coast,
protected from sea the rock of 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).
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,
contemplating with its verandas, the island of vivara, the rays finally looked out from behind the clouds the sun.
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.
From the far end of the pier offers a panoramic view of the coast of Ischia Porto.
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.
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."
Then walk on the promenade along the Creek.
Looked at the Tower of Michelangelo where was this morning.
Then sat at the water, looking at the castle from the side Alentova alleys.
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.
Opposite the pier - terrace Villa Antonio, stylized under the ancient ramparts.
one of the buildings overlooking the square, is a sculpture workshop.
In a small courtyard you can look at its products - mostly tombstones.
Some statues, like this angel, made with great imagination.
Or the devil, carved out of black tufa.
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.
Here you can buy Souvenirs of Ischia - ceramics.
Ceramic panel dedicated to the visit of Pope John Paul II visited the island in 2002.
Returning home, I again looked to the house of Malcovati to enjoy the sunset.
Finally came out Fishing beach, with a clear view of the Aragonese castle.