Castello Aragonese Ischia
Charlotte and I are currently working on a travel story on the island of Ischia in the Bay of Napoli. The above photos depict Castello Aragonese d’Ischia, an ancient castle that was originally built some 25oo years ago. That’s a mind-bogglingly long time ago. Even for this country.
My very first visit to Italy was in 1983 during a month-long Inter Rail tour of Europe. It started with a few hours in Ventimiglia, three or four days in Rome, and before heading to Corfu on a night ferry across the Adriatic Sea (when I slept on the top deck next to four Danish gals and two guys from Canada), I spent a day in sleepy Brindisi.
It just struck me that aside from Sweden, there is no other European country I’ve visited more or as often.
So, I asked myself why and came up with a few, reasonable answers.
• How could I possibly not be in awe of a country with so many world-class artists, designers, and architects?