Procida Travel Summary

Procida is a hidden gem just off the coast of Naples in Italy’s southern region of Campania – this pocket-sized island is famous for its colourful harbourside homes, picturesque piazzas and remaining untouched.

The Procida Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Procida:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful island;
  2. What to See;

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

 

1. An introduction and brief history to this island:

This pocket-sized island is 10km in length and 3km in width and has famously featured in the “The Talented Mr Ripley,” and Italy’s “Il Postino”  Procida was also the site of filming for scenes in Cleopatra 1963, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Marina Grande is the main port and village on Procida and offers a good selection of accommodation, local craft shops, bars and restaurants.   The village is characterised by its traditional fishing village feel, multicolored houses and the baroque bell tower of the Church of Pietà.

Marina Corricella is arguably the poster child of Procida and is a must-visit with its multi-coloured pastel-hued houses.  The panoramic view over Marina di Corricella and out to Capri from Terra Murata is fantastic.  You can will see the fishing boats within harbour and rainbow 17th-century fishermen’s houses which is magical against the sea.   Owing its beautiful natural setting and untouched authenticity the island has strong artistic traditions with a number of artists calling it home.

Marina Chiaiolella is a popular destination and base owing to its good hotel and accommodation options whilst maintain the characteristics of a quaint fishing village.

Procida also has a good number beaches which are quiet compared to the Capri and Ishia (its sister islands)   There are also excellent connections to Naples and to Capri and Ischia.

 

What to See:

 

Terra Murata

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Terra Murata (translating to “Walled Land“), is a fascinating old fortress-like medieval village with narrow, steep lanes and a multitude of sights
  • Within the walled city you can see the Palazzo d’Avalos which was built in the 16th century which was a royal palace for the ruling Bourbon family
  • You can also see the Abbazia di San Michele which is an 11th century monastery and the Chiesa di Santa Margherita Nuova which is a 16th century church

 

Marina Corricella

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Marina Corricella is the islands most picturesque village and famous for its multi-coloured pastel houses and traditional feel of the village
  • Walk up to the Terra Murata for an intriguing journey through time and as the best vantage point to take your holiday pictures
  • There is a good array of good-value restaurants and bars

 

Marine Grande

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Marina Grande is the first place you will see when you arrive on the island
  • The village is characterised by its traditional fishing village feel, multi-coloured pastel houses and the baroque bell tower of the Church of Pietà.
  • It offers a good selection of accommodation, local craft shops, bars and restaurants

 

Marina Chiaiolella

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Marina Chiaiolella located on the south of the island is also very picturesque and the most peaceful
  • The village has a lovely harbour and boasts excellent beaches

 

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