Castello Aragonese d'Ischia

Practical information, opening times, ticket prices, accessibility, cafés and refreshment facilities, the bookshop, guided and special tours.

Info, times, prices, accessibility

  • The route is almost 2 Km long
  • It includes numerous steps
  • It takes around an hour and a half
  • It can be reached by lift
  • It can be reached by foot
  • Pets are welcome
  • The majority of the route is open-air
  • Comfortable shoes are advised
  • Information leaflet at the entrance
  • Two scenic cafés
  • A shop with elegant selected objects, books and souvenirs

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week, all year.
From 9am until 4pm in winter.
From 9am until 8pm in summer.

The cafés and bookshop may not have the same opening times and days as the Castle.

The last ticket will be issued an hour before closing.

How to reach us

The Aragonese Castle of Ischia is located in the Municipality of Ischia (Ischia Ponte).

From Porto di Ischia
- by line no. 7 bus (15 minutes);
- by taxi (5-10 minutes);
- by foot (20-30 minutes).

The Castle on GoogleMaps

Prices *

Adults € 10,00
Groups (20+) €9,00
Children 10-14 yrs € 6,00
Children 0-9 yrs free
Primary schools € 3,00
Middle and high schools € 6,00

* The Castle has been privately owned since 1912: there is an entrance fee. The family that owns it takes care of the restoration and maintenance directly using the proceeds from entrance fee and the management of any staged activities, representing one of Italy's few examples of a self-funding private monument, without needing to resort to public contributions.

Accessibility

The visitor routes of the Aragonese Castle of Ischia have lots of steps and, in some cases, steep slopes. These characteristics unfortunately do not allow disabled people in wheelchairs to visit independently. However, some points can be reached with the help of our support staff.

For information and clarifications:
+39 081 99 28 34
segreteria@castelloaragonese.it

Guided tours

You can take part in our guided tours at set departure times or book individual or group tours.

For information on the dates and times:
+39 081 99 28 34
segreteria@castelloaragonese.it

Special tours

"The Ghosts of the Castle" (by reservation only)

Every Wednesday at 9pm, from June to September, the Artù theatre company will be staging a dramatised visit of the Castle: historical characters appear along the path and tell their stories to the audience on a journey back in time. A unique opportunity to experience the charm and atmosphere of the Castle in the evening.

For information and reservations:
+39 081 99 01 18
info@platypustour.it

Cafés and refreshment facilities

La Caffetteria del Monastero

In front of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, it has magnificent terraces with a view overlooking Ischia Ponte. From here, you also have a privileged view of the romantic ruins of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, that harmonises with the charm of the Bay of Sant'Anna.

A place that invites you to stop: a garden terrace, with tables set among bougainvillea, broom, jasmine and lantana. And on the sunniest days, there's a pergola with a long stone bench built into the wall and low hand-decorated ceramic coffee tables.

The Café also hosts special events: aperitifs and cocktails are offered during cultural and vernissage events, as well as open-air wedding ceremonies and parties.

offee, tea, cappuccino, ice cream, juices and smoothes can be found in the Caffetteria del Monastero, along with tasty salads, pizzas, zingare and desserts made in the kitchen of our restaurant "La cucina del Monastero".


+39 081 99 25 81
caffetteria@castelloaragonese.it

The café may not have the same opening times and days as the Castle.

Il Terrazzo
café-restaurant

This was originally the private apartment of the warden of the Bourbon prison below. Located at the highest point of the visiting area, it offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples, Ischia and the neighbouring islands: on clear days you can see the outline of the island of Capri.

Under a beautiful pergola, you can taste local pastries and ice cream, or take a nice break for lunch.


+39 081 98 14 29
ilterrazzo@castelloaragonese.it

The café may not have the same opening times and days as the Castle.

Gallery/Bookshop

InCattedrale

In the beautiful space of what was once the Sacristy of the Cathedral, the "inCatthedrale" gallery presents the work of artists and artisans, selected by Anna Cristina Mattera (also curator of the Castle's cultural events), distinguished by the quality and originality of their creations.

A unique place on the island for those looking for pieces which still demonstrate a flair of manual skill and creativity.
In the section dedicated to the bookshop, there's a thoughtful selection of books related to the history of the island and Naples, postcards, photographs and small souvenirs of the Castle, cook books and texts dedicated to regional traditions.

incattedrale@castelloaragonese.it