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Ischia Porto

Castello Aragonese ALTEA

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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* 1 living room with small refrigerator (no kitchen, but the hotel restaurant is just a short walk distant) * 2 large double bedrooms * 2 bathrooms (shower) * 2 panoramic terraces (approx. 20 and 40 m2) A dream come true of your own castle above the water Ischia rises up out of the Bay of Naples, reaching 789 meters above sea level at its highest point, the summit of the extinguished volcano Mount Epomeo. Thermal springs and lovely beaches have made Ischia a favorite vacation spot since Roman times. The Castello Aragonese, the most impressive historical monument of Ischia, stands on a mass of volcanic rock connected to the island by a 200 m long causeway built in 1438 by Alfonso of Aragon. It offers a majestic view of the sea and the horizon. Today this unique location contains four holida...* 1 living room with small refrigerator (no kitchen, but the hotel restaurant is just a short walk distant) * 2 large double bedrooms * 2 bathrooms (shower) * 2 panoramic terraces (approx. 20 and 40 m2) A dream come true of your own castle above the water Ischia rises up out of the Bay of Naples, reaching 789 meters above sea level at its highest point, the summit of the extinguished volcano Mount Epomeo. Thermal springs and lovely beaches have made Ischia a favorite vacation spot since Roman times. The Castello Aragonese, the most impressive historical monument of Ischia, stands on a mass of volcanic rock connected to the island by a 200 m long causeway built in 1438 by Alfonso of Aragon. It offers a majestic view of the sea and the horizon. Today this unique location contains four holiday apartments and a small hotel. We are proud to include these apartments in our portfolio! This is an exceptional and unbelievably impressive holiday location. While the majority of holiday-makers are banished to the foot of the fort and can only admire it from a distance, you have the privilege of residing within it and gaining an insight into the private rooms of the castle! There is just nothing to compare to it: the castle walls house churches, courtyards, antique archways, terraces, gardens and arcades with outstanding views of the sea, the peninsula, the harbor of Ischia and the wide horizon in the distance ... simply unique! Enjoy the view while watching the seagulls circling above you... It may sound exaggerated but we feel it is justified: you feel nearer to Heaven here than anywhere else! You will need to take the lift from the bottom to reach the top part of the castle, approx. 80 m above sea level, where the apartments are situated. They have been renovated by the owner, the son of a famous artist whose paintings grace the apartment walls. They are all different and at a distance from one another, each has its own entrance. All of the apartments have windows and outdoor spaces with unforgettable views. It is hard to feast enough on the wonderful view from up here. Guests are welcome to enjoy many services from the adjacent hotel, including porter and concierge services, computer with high speed Internet access, and lovely terrace dining. The hotel concierge can give invaluable help: booking ferries to nearby Capri or Naples, renting cars or scooters, as well as information about Ischia's attractions. Parking is a problem on the island, but frequent buses as well as taxi service makes it easy to get around without a car. Some words about the history: The castle was originally built as a castrum in 474 BC by Gerone of Siracusa and, after a long period of abandonment, reached its golden period during the fourteenth century. Under the Aragonese dynasty, it became a political, cultural and spiritual centre of notable interest. The Renaissance court of the noble poet Vittoria Colonna, saw the peak of the castle's splendour. Her court raised the Castello to heights of unheard glory: it breathed new life into the place; the arts and sciences flourished as never before under these skies - even Michelangelo was enticed here - but the decline had already begun in the 15th century and continued for more than 100 years. Arrival and departure transfer: The journey to the castle is easily solved: you can be picked up at the airport, train station or a hotel in Naples and taken to the Castello. The cost of the transfer (taxi to the Port of Naples, ferry to Ischia Island, mini taxi from the harbour of Ischia to the Castello/journey there and back) is available at extra charge and to be requested upon booking. Please note: The castle is not suitable to people with walking difficulties. Since the castle is perched above the water, it could be dangerous for children. Children are allowed, but parents have to be aware that the there are stone steps and drop offs. Children have to be under adults supervision. Parking is a problem in Ischia. Cars cannot be brought to the castle, but must be parked at Ischia or in Naples. We strongly recommend to arrive without a car! On the island there is a well organized shuttle service: by bus and taxi services you can easily explore the island. The Castello Aragonese is now host to several cultural events - there are art exhibitions and concerts. This can disturb the peace in August. Additional amenities: Air conditioning in all units, Daily continental breakfast included, Internet WIFI connection in the nearby hotel, Lift from from the bottom to reach the top part of the castleMore
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Listed Since:April 2010
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