‘Twas the day after Christmas, not a creature was stirring, not even an Ischitani. The island of Ischia was pretty much closed today as people continued to revel. Today is Santo Stefano in these here parts, so the holiday continues. And there was terrible weather to boot (not like in the photo above). The streets were empty and the stores were all closed and locked. So, I thought I’d just retire early and leave you this fabulous image of Castello Aragonese in one of its quieter moments. It is the focal point of the island, which is connected by a bridge in the town of Ischia Ponte. And it’s a great place to go when you’re deep in self-reflection, like when the new year is upon us and no one else seems to be around.