CASTELLO ARAGONESE - ISCHIA PUNTE
The castle was built by Hiero I of Syracuse in 474 BC. The rock was then occupied by Parthenopeans (the ancient inhabitants of Naples). In 326 BC the fortress was captured by Romans, and then again by the Parthenopeans. In 1441 Alfonso V of Aragon connected the rock to the island with a stone bridge instead of the prior wood bridge, and fortified the walls in order to defend the inhabitants against the raids of pirates.In 1912, the Castle was sold to a private owner. Today the castle is the most visited monument of the island.