‘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.
Ischia is very much like the Matchbox 20 song, “She’s So Mean.” The island is just so good looking that you can easily overlook all her obvious flaws – and get sucked back into loving her no matter what kind of wrong she has done you. The views on the island, including the one above, transport visitors to another time and place, when nature was left untouched and history was the present. If you want to know where are the best places to take in this tall glass of water, then you’re in luck. Check out the “5 Best Views in Ischia” on ItaliansRus.com. But be warned: that pretty face will break your heart over and over again.