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The Aragonese Castle stands on an islet of trachytic rock connected to the eastern side of the Italian island of Ischia by a 220 meters long masonry bridge.

The rocky base is geologically defined as a "stagnation dome" and is equivalent to a bubble of magma consolidated in the course of more far-reaching eruptive phenomena. It reaches a height of 113 meters. above sea level and has an area of ​​about 56,000 square meters.



It is accessed via a mule track or by means of a modern lift installed in the late 1970s.
The mule track develops, for the first part, in a tunnel dug into the rock (by the will of Alfonso I of Aragon in the mid-fifteenth century) and then continues outdoors until it reaches the highest part where the Maschio is located.
From this main road other minor ones branch off that serve the buildings and gardens of the fortress. The lift instead reaches 60 meters. above sea level and its path is entirely carved out of the living rock.
The building covers a modest part of the total area mostly occupied by ruins and cultivated land; what was the densely built physiognomy portrayed by the eighteenth-century iconography has been largely canceled by the war events of the early nineteenth century, which were followed by long years of neglect. Only at the beginning of the twentieth century did a systematic restoration campaign, still in progress, begin, which has restored and continues to restore an architectural dignity to this imposing monumental complex.
Unquestionably dominant in the image of the Castle are the silhouettes of the royal residence, called Maschio (which cannot be visited), and located on the highest point of the north-eastern side, and of the dome of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the central counterpoint of the whole islet. .
Effective mediation between the rocky ridges and the built-up part is the bastion wall that wraps around the Castle for 3/4 of its perimeter, strongly characterizing the whole.

Eastern itinerary
The first fortress was built in 474 BC by the Greek Syracusan Gerone I, who came to the aid of the Cumans in the war against the Tyrrhenians. Among other things, tall towers were erected to monitor the movement of enemy ships. After the war, Gerone retained the island. It was then occupied by the Partenopei. In 326 BC it was taken over by the Romans and then again by the Parthenopians. The looting and long dominations of the Visigoths, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, Angevins completely transformed the fortress of Gerone. In 1301 the last eruption of Epomeo destroyed the city Geronda, which stood where the pine forest now grows: people took refuge on the islet. In 1441 Alfonso of Aragon rebuilt the old Angevin Castle, joined the islet to the major island with an artificial bridge and built massive walls and fortifications, inside which almost all the people of Ischia found refuge and protection against pirate raids. Towards the early 1700s the fortress housed 1892 families, as well as the Convent of the Clarisse , the Abbey of the Brazilians of Greece, the Bishop with the Chapter and the Seminary, the Prince with the garrison. There were 13 churches, including 7 parishes. Towards 1750, once the danger of pirates ceased, people sought more comfortable abode in the various municipalities of the island of Ischia. In 1809 the British besieged the fortress, held by the French, and cannonade it until it was almost completely destroyed. In 1823 the King of Naples sent away the last 30 inhabitants and reduced the Castle to a place of punishment. In 1851 he used it as a political prison.

Ponente itinerary
The Aragonese Castle stands on an islet of trachytic rock connected to the eastern side of the island of Ischia by a 220 meters long masonry bridge. (15th century). The rocky base is geologically defined as a "stagnation dome" and is equivalent to a bubble of magma consolidated in the course of more far-reaching eruptive phenomena. It reaches a height of 113 meters. above sea level and has an area of ​​about 56,000 square meters. It is accessed via a mule track or by means of a modern lift installed at the end of the 1970s. The mule track develops, for the first part, in a tunnel dug into the rock (by the will of Alfonso I of Aragon in the mid-fifteenth century) and then continues outdoors until it reaches the highest part where the Maschio is located. From this main road other minor ones branch off that serve the buildings and gardens of the fortress. The lift, on the other hand, reaches 60 meters above sea level and the path is entirely carved out of the living rock. The building covers a modest part of the total area mostly occupied by ruins and cultivated land; what was the densely built physiognomy portrayed by eighteenth-century iconography has been largely erased by the war events of the early nineteenth century, which were followed by long years of abandonment. Only at the beginning of the twentieth century did a systematic restoration campaign, still in progress, begin, which has restored and continues to restore an architectural dignity to this imposing monumental complex. Indisputable dominant in image of the Castle are silhouettes of the royal residence, called Maschio (which is not visited), and placed on the highest point of the north-eastern slope, of the dome of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the central counterpoint of the whole islet. Effective mediation between the rocky ridges and the built-up part is the bastion wall that wraps around the Castle for 3/4 of its perimeter, strongly characterizing the whole.

susie38

This must be where one goes tu "get away from it all". Interesting Image and fun puzzle.

maja1940

Of course @jerrys. I'm very good patient🍺. Laundry day today. Not too much time for Jigidi. Thank you for your comment and stopping by on my page. We have cold weather here, but sunshine. Stay safe and well my friend. And be a good patient too.😉

jerrys

@maja1940 I (wish I could) feel the sunshine in this photo today! Overcast and a bit of drizzle falling. Trust you are staying well, safe and warm )and, most important, following you doctor's instruction about the daily medication!).

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