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ARAGON CASTLE - Canonica Maggiore
ISCHIA - Capri/Ischia/Procida - Amalfi/Sorrento Coast
Property ID: 4327
Sleeps: 0-2

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- Air conditioning

- 1 bedroom
- 1 bath

- Standard first dinner included
- Particular charm
- Baby bed available
- Panoramic view
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The Aragon Castle, the most impressive historical monument of Ischia, stands on a volcanic rock connected to the island by a bridge built in 1438 by Alfonso of Aragon. The Castle, which overlooks the vast beauty of the sea, was originally built as a fortress in 474 BC by Gerone of Siracusa.  After a long period of abandonment, the Aragon Castle reached its golden period during the fourteenth century. Under the Aragonese dynasty, it became a political, cultural and spiritual center under the Renaissance court of the noble poet Vittoria Colonna.  This unique location houses a small chic hotel and three independent accommodations, each with spectacular views.

Both Canonica Maggiore and Canonica Minore now have air conditioning.

Inside the gates of the castle guests will find churches, courtyards, antique archways, terraces, gardens and arcades with outstanding views of the sea, the peninsula, the harbor of Ischia.

The Canonica Maggiore apartment sleeps two people in one double bedroom. There is one bathroom with a shower.  The apartment has a living room with sofa and a well-equipped kitchenette.

We also offer the Campanile apartment (sleeps 4) near the Canonica Maggiore apartment. Additionally, please ask about Canonica Minore, our smallest castle accommodation.

The Aragon Castle apartments can be combined to accommodate up to eight guests – please inquire for more information about discounted price.

An elevator connects the entrance of the Castle to the top, approx. 80 m above sea level, where the apartment is situated. The apartment has its own independent entrance through an ancient courtyard. The unit has recently been renovated by the owner, the son of a famous artist, whose paintings grace the apartment walls.  All the windows and outdoor spaces have unforgettable views. Apartment guests enjoy many hotel services from the adjacent hotel including use of their porter, 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 local attractions.  The entire Castello can sleep up to 40 people, and can be rented for weddings and other special events.

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Please note that the castle is perched on a hill, and is therefore not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.  In addition, we don’t encourage guests to bring their cars onto the island because of the difficulty in finding parking.  The frequent bus and taxi services make it easy to get around the island without a car.  A scooter can be rented if desired. A transfer service, such as from the airport or train station to a taxi at the Ischia waterfront to the castle, is highly recommended and should be prearranged.  Advance grocery shopping is also available for a small fee.

From Easter to the end of October, a standard first dinner is included in the restaurant of the hotel.

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 in the south, facing the peninsula of Sorrento.  The typically Mediterranean climate of Ischia is dry and warm year-round, with temperatures sometimes reaching over 100°F during the months of July and August.  Dominated by Mount Epomeo, the island is scattered with many other hills, often separated by valleys and gullies – creating a remarkable landscape.  Large chestnut and oak wood trees enrich the countryside vegetation.  

Ischia is about 39 km around and is the largest island in the Amalfi Coast region.  The island is world famous for its natural thermo-mineral spas and hot springs.  The hot baths at Ischia were a favorite spot of the ancient Romans, and are still popular with visitors from all over the world.  The hot baths at Negombo, in the Bay of S. Montano, near Lacco Ameno in the north-west of the island, are particularly chic: the facilities are well cared for and there are many different pools, as well as an attractive bay. Many of these baths are surrounded by exceptional flora, such as palm trees and other tropical flowering trees and bushes.  Many baths, such as Negombo, are open from April to October.


The incredible cities of Capri, Positano, Pompei, Naples, the Vesuvio, Procida, Herculaneum, and Paestum are all accessible from the apartment via various modes of transportation including train and boat.  

We highly recommend spending some time exploring the castle.  Unlike guests of the apartments, day visitors to Aragon Castle are required to buy an admission ticket.  There are many offerings of boat trips around the island with a skipper and his mate.  Guests can also enjoy some fishing, and even catch their own fresh dinner out of the sea.  

The Spadara Vineyards and the Pararazzo Wines of Ischia cellars with fine wine-tastings are near-by.  Guided country walks are available to discover the most ancient dwellings on the island and the beautiful La Morterlla Gardens.  Guests may also enjoy guided visits to the Archeological Museum at Villa Arbusto and the archeological site at Santa Restituta.

Security deposit:  350 Euros
Extra bed per week:  150 Euros
Final cleaning:  50 Euros
Heating per day:  20 Euros
Baby bed per week:  100 Euros


Pets are not permitted at Canonica Maggiore
Linens are changed once per week
There is a 5% discount for Canonica Maggiore, Canonica Minore and Campanile when two or more units are rented together
A minimum 4 days rental is possible on request
There is a special monthly rate on request


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