The French placed a cannon in the strategic location of this plateau in 1808 to defend the island’s southern sector. In the 20th century, and during the period of residence of the numerous colony of German painters who stopped here to paint, it was known as Malerplatte (Painters’Square). From here, there is a fine view of the Faraglioni rocks, the Sirens’ Rock, the Carthusian Monastery, the Gardens of Agustus and the Grotto of Ferns, an important prehistoric station, where finds dating to the Palaeolithic era and the bronze age have been discovered.

How to get there:
From Piazza Umberto I, follow Via Madre Serafina and Via Castello (20 mins.).