Procida: the coloured island
Procida is one of the smaller islands of the gulf of Naples and was the capitol of the Italian culture 2022.
The island remained outside the circuit of massive tourism, conserving its original Mediterranean beauty. It well represents the concept:” Identity is a colour”. In fact, it is a palette of colours surrounded by the blue of the sea.
Every house has its own chromatic shade, and all together create a multi-coloured landscape. Procida has a tangle of small streets where the houses are built one upon another creating an original urban architecture.
On the highest part of the island there is a Castel named “Terra murata“, which lived many battles along the centuries. This area is perfect to make a break enjoying a marvellous view on the Gulf of Naples.
The most characteristic location of the island is named “Corricella“. It is a coloured fishing village with a small port and became famous because was the set of a famous movie: “The Postman” which wined several Oscars.
The Mediterranean atmosphere, the slow rhythm of life and the colours of the island will fascinate you.
You meet the guide at the Beverello deck in the harbour of Naples and there you take the boat to reach the island.
Once arrived on the island you walk to reach the Castel named “Terra murata“.
It dominates the island and was a prison for a long time. Near the castle rises the San Michele Abby, richly adorned, with valuable artworks.
From there you walk as far as the most picturesque part of the island named “Corricella“.
There you stop for lunch in a typical restaurant.
After lunch you have free time and then return to Naples by boat.
Private tour 100%
Tour in English
Private transportation on the island on request to quote
Meeting point at the ticket office at Molo Beverello Harbour of Naples
Lunch, extras, and tickets not included
From 80€ (min. 4 persons)
Reservations and info
L’isola dai cento colori e cento scorci
Non ho visto monumenti storici importanti, ma è valsa la pena di fare il viaggio. La fusione fra mare e cielo è interrotta dalla sagoma dell’isola, ma è allo sbarco che vieni sorpreso dai colori vivaci e caldi. Certo devi camminare, salire e scendere scale ma quando ti fermi a prendere fiato, puoi godere di scorci da fotografare. La meritata pausa nel piccolo ristorante della baia ci ha aiutato a ripartire per completare la visita e riprendere il traghetto con un poco di nostalgia. Tornerò.
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