is the smallest island of the Gulf of Neaples and it isn’t very famous
like the other islands of the Gulf.
tourists prefer to visit Capri and Ischia.
is rich in attractions and it is very strange that it isn’t present in
the tourist guides of south Italy.
means archaeology. (The small island Vivara, that is linked to Procida by
a bridge, has archeological exavactions that can visited in summer.
3000 years ago some seamen from Greece
landed on the island to find relief.)
history of Procida is concentrated first of all on the medioeval village“Terra
Murata” and on “Corricella”, the fisher settlement.(The Abbey of St.
Michael was founded in Middle Age.)
architecture of Procida is defined ‘spontaneaus’ and has a greek
interesting are the orchards, ‘casali’, the little harbours Marina
Grande and Chiiolella, The Corricella with its wonderfull view.
“Postman” by Massimo Troisi and “The talented Mr. Ripley” were
shot just on Corricella).
architectural style of Procida has the typical Mediterranean pastel
perron-staircase, the cross and circular vaults and the archs with
different forms are very picturesque. (Nowadays the most important
Universities in Italy take lessons on the typical Italian architecture.)
enables you to walk on the country paths that are sheer to the see.(You
CAN ALSO VISIT THE VERY INTERESTING SOUNDING-DEPTH OF THE ISLAND. They are
rich in flora, fauna and archeologycal excavations.)
offers simply cooking and at least 10 excellent restaurants with plain
cooking based on fresh fish that never fails thanks to the 20 fishing
boats and a lot of small drifters (fishing-line or bow-nets).
specialities of the cooking are: stewed rabbit, (it goes back to Borbonen
that came on Procida to hunt the wild rabbit on Vivara) and
‘spaghetti’ with sea-urchin.
the history of Procida the Chatolic Church has always had a great
importance because the priests were at the same time feudatories of the
island, like the Cardinal Innico D’Avalos.
the religious traditions are very strong on Procida.(In April, May and
June there are five processions that are organised by the churches of the
island. Very famous are the procession of Good Friday and the procession
of St. Micheal, Patron Saint of the island).
are some no-religious festivals like ‘Sagra del limone’(lemon
festival), ‘Portoni aperti’, (you can visit the ancient main gate of
the island that are furnished with the typical hand-made products of the
island), ‘Sagra del Mare’ (with the choice of ‘Graziella’), the
‘Festival of Mediterranean’ and the Literary Prize ‘Elsa Morante’(The
writer came very often on Procida spending long periods on the island, the
literary Park is to Elsa Morante dedicated too.), ‘Libri d’amare’,
(a great exibition of very famous books) and some other smaller
main attraction of the island remains the sea. Procida has 6 beaches and 3
tufaceous sides with crystal-clear waters.
enables you to visit the most important town of Campania.
in one day with evening coming back you can visit Ischia (You can even
visit the thermal baths), Capri, Napoli Amalfi, Sorrento Positano Caserta
and so on.
you want to stay on Procida you have to known that this isn’t a common
island that is considered perfect for holiday, Procida is a genuine island
that hasn’t been changed in its identity.
aspect can be considered negative only if you have a superficial view of
is for people that are able to love and to understand the soul of the