Sunset on Ischia is always enchanting. But this evening, as the sun begins to disappear on the horizon, it is time to relive some of our history in a unique, magical experience set in the island’s most emblematic place: the ancient Aragonese Castle. Although the location of the castle has been in use by the Greeks and many others since before the Christian era, the medieval citadel protected the many inhabitants of the island here up until just 2 centuries ago. Accompanied by your expert Historian Guide, embark on an exploration of this impregnable fortress after closing hours and discover its hidden rooms and the secrets behind closed doors. The guided tour will take you along the path that leads to the Clarisse nunnery and the curious chairs used in their funeral practices in the annexed cemetery; the fading frescoes of the Giotto school in the Cathedral’s crypt, the Bourbon prison, as well as the alleys, old houses and churches these ancient walls used to protect and, of course, the breathtaking view over the Tyrrhenian Sea. During your visit, listen to tales of the various invaders and dynasties that made this Castle one of Italy’s main fortresses for centuries.
You will be visiting the still carefully-tended monastery gardens, where many of the products used to prepare your dinner tonight were harvested.
Your tour this evening is capped off by a fine aperitivo on the King’s Terrace overlooking the sea.
- Adults and children
- Night explorers
- History passionates
Why choose it:
- You wish to relive the feelings of living the Middle Age
- You want to discover hidden places in an exclusive way
- You want to catch the defensive secrets of a Middle Age village
Price per person
- Exclusive Lantern Tour of the Aragon Castle
- Historian Guide
- Aperitif at the fortress
- Entrance tickets to the Aragon Castle
- Foraday Assistance
- Comfortable shoes and clothes
- Windbreaker jacket
The history of my homeland keeps me passionate; make people relive the places and people that characterised the history of Ischia it is a real pleasure for me.