Historic Luxury With A View
The Castle, overlooking the vast horizon of the sea, 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 splendor, but also the beginning of its decline, which was to last more than a century.
Canonica Minore sleeps 2
Living room with a double bed and fitted kitchen separated off in a niche, 1 bathroom (shower) panoramic balcony. This unit has air conditioning.
Canonica Maggiore sleeps 2
1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and a kitchenette. It is air conditioned.Maggiore is accessed through a courtyard. Maggiore features: a renovated kitchenette with a four-burner stove, basin, fridge and dishwasher, a large double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (shower). In this bedroom there is a French door/window offering great views over the bay and a small balcony with a view, too.
Altana sleeps 4
2 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms with shower, 2 terraces, spacious living room (no kitchen).
Campanile Sleeps 4
1 double bedroom with air-conditioning, 1 twin bedroom with air-conditioning, 2 bathrooms (shower), large living room with kitchenette and panoramic terrace with outdoor furnishing. The bedrooms are air conditioned.
A lift connects the entrance of the Castle to the top, approx. 80 m above sea level, where the apartments are situated. Each apartment has its own independent entrance through an ancient courtyard. The four units have been recently renovated by the owner, son of a famous artist, whose paintings grace the apartment walls. All have windows and outdoor spaces with unforgettable views. Apartment guests enjoy many hotel services from the adjacent hotel, including porter and concierge services and hotel terrace dining.
NOTE: Not suitable to people with walking difficulties. The castle is perched above the water therefore could be dangerous for children, who have to be under adult supervision.
Parking is a big problem in the island, we recommend not to bring your car in the island, where frequent buses as well as a taxi service makes it easy to get around the island without a car. Scooters can be rented. Transfer service is highly recommended (taxi from the Naples airport or train station to the hydrofoil, the hydrofoil ticket to Ischia, and a taxi from the Ischia waterfront to the castle) and it has to be prearranged.
The guests of the apartment enjoy hotel services from the adjacent hotel, including porter and concierge services and hotel terrace dining. The hotel concierge can give invaluable help in booking ferries to nearby Capri or Naples or renting cars or scooters, as well as information about Ischia's attractions.
Ischia, Capri, Procida and Vivara are known as the Partenopean island of the bay of Naples. Ischia, Procida and Vivara lie to the north of the gulf, while Capri lies to the south, facing the peninsula of Sorrento. The typically Mediterranean climate of Ischia is dry and warm, with temperatures sometimes reaching 35° during the months of July and August. Dominated by Mount Epomeo (789 mt.asl), the island is scattered with many other hilly features, often separated by valleys and gullies that create a suggestive and sinuous landscape and is enriched with both chestnut and oak woods and low vegetation. The island's circumnavigation is about 39 km.
Weekly Rates for 2 - 12
Provided on request
4 Units Sleep 2 - 4 each
Minore and Maggiore