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Aragonese Castle

80077 Ischia, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

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About Aragonese Castle

The castle of Venosa is a historic fortified building of the homonymous municipality in the province of Potenza . Commonly called Aragonese as it was built by Duke Pirro del Balzo during the period of the Aragonese dynasty , it is located at the southern end of the plateau occupied by the urban extension of the city.

Attractions near Aragonese Castle

Vivara2.78km from Aragonese Castle

The island of Vivara is a small island in the Gulf of Naples, privately owned, belonging to the group of the Flegrean islands and located between Procida, to which it is joined by a bridge, and Ischia.  The island constitutes the western edge of a volcanic crater that originated about 55,000 years ago, now submerged, bordered on the eastern side by the promontory of Santa Margherita on the island of Procida. It was one of the main attractions in this area.

Mount Epomeo5.97km from Aragonese Castle

The Epomeo is a volcano Italian, which is the highest of 'mountain island of Ischia with its 789 meters.  From a geological point of view, Mount Epomeo is a volcano-tectonic horst inserted in the center of a complex system of active faults and whose lifting process began about 100,000 years ago. Much of Epomeo is covered in lush greenery, with a few vineyards also occupying its slopes. Approximately 75 meters from the peak the mountain is covered in white lava.

Procida6.5km from Aragonese Castle

Procida is an Italian town of 10 303 inhabitants in the metropolitan city of Naples in Campania. The municipal territory entirely includes the islands of Procida and Vivara. The island of Procida has an area of ​​3.7 km². The extremely jagged perimeter measures about 16 km. The municipal area entirely covers the island of Procida and the nearby islet of Vivara, two islands in the Gulf of Naples belonging to the group of the Flegrean islands.

Giardini la Mortella8.07km from Aragonese Castle

The Garden Museum of Lady Walton, commonly known as La Mortella, is a garden created by Susana Walton, wife of the English composer William, in Forio, in the western part of the island of Ischia. Since 1990 the garden has been open to the public.  Tropical and Mediterranean plants were planted and some have now reached considerable proportions. The gardens include views over the city and harbor of Forio.

Bay of Sorgeto8.07km from Aragonese Castle

The Bay of Sorgeto is located in Panza, a hamlet of the Municipality of Forio on the Island of Ischia.  It is a natural inlet that forms a free open-air thermal park open to the public all year round. Due to the thermal nature of its boiling waters, it is possible to immerse yourself in it all year round. The bay is characterized by the presence of hot and mineral springs, saunas, and therapeutic vapors.

Aragonese Castle of Baia13.1km from Aragonese Castle

The Aragonese Castle is a fortification that stands on a tidal island of trachytic rock on the eastern side of the island of Ischia, connected by a 220 m long brick bridge to the ancient Borgo di Celsa , known as Ischia Ponte. The islet on which the castle was built derives from a syntactic eruption that occurred over 300,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 113 meters above sea level and covers an area of ​​approx56 000  m².

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Difficult accessibility and lack of extended promotion make Basilicata one of the most remote and least visited regions of Italy. However, tourism is slowly growing since the early 2000s. Matera, once dubbed "national disgrace" by prime minister Alcide De Gasperi who urged to take strict development measures due to its extreme poverty, is now Basilicata's main attraction and has gained fame worldwide for its historical center, the Sassi, designated in 1993 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.