Say isss-key-ah


Over on the west coast of Italy, closing in the northern arm of the Bay of Naples, are two islands. The one farther from the coast, but still not far out, is Ischia.

Off the northeast coast of Ischia is a remarkable island, now connected to Ischia by a causeway. The island’s about 200 m across, and quite tall. It’s topped by a castle, no surprise there (what a lovely and strategic place for a fortification!). Of course, the castle complex, in this Catholic land, includes several chapels. The island hosts thirteen churches.

I was quite tickled to see the shadow this little island casts on Google Maps’ satellite photo.

WikiPee says some scenes in the disturbing movie The Talented Mr. Ripley were shot here….

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