Since ancient times Ischia has been considered famous for its geographical position and for the richness of its territory.
Its most important monument is obviously the Aragonese Castle, a symbol of the history of the island, that fascinated the dominations from the Mediterranean Sea.
Ischia was one of the first colonies of Greeks and its ancient history is told in the Archaeological Museum of Pithecusae, in Villa Arbusto. Visitors will have the chance to discover and see priceless and beautiful artefacts, as for example the Nestor’s Cup.
The Mortella Gardens are a beautiful example of Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation. It was created in 1956 by Susanna Walton, wife of English music composer Sir William Walton. It seems to explore the entire world in few hours. In the sound and colours of the nature it will be possible to participate to enchanting music concerts.
The Church of Saint John Joseph of the Cross in Ischia Ponte is consecrated to the homonymous Saint Patron of the island. It was edified in 1570 and then modified in the Seventieth Century thanks to the help and the force of the local sailors. The church has only a nave and it is embellished with frescoes, paintings and statues. A beautiful pipe organ is located on the top of the entrance. In the church are stored the statue and the remains of Saint John Joseph of the Cross.