Procida, the smallest and least known of these islands, has kept unaltered its Mediterranean identity. With strong seafaring ties, it is an ideal destination for those seeking an out-of-the-way holiday, far from the mass tourism routes. It is geologically tied to the Phlegrean Fields area that from the west of Naples goes to Cuma. The tuff ground and the jagged coast confirm its volcanic origins. Compared to Ischia and Capri, famous tourist destinations, Procida still today seems like an island “to discover”, fascinating for its quiet streets, the vivid colours of the ancient buildings and the villages clinging to the rocks above the little ports. The rich vegetation that acts as backdrop for the mediterranean architecture, the pristine and spendid sea and the beautiful boulders of the coast, all make for unusual and exciting scenary.
The Port of Sancio Cattolico: Also known as Marina Grande, is where the boats that arrive from Naples and Pozzuoli dock.The brightly coloured houses that face the sea are the first images that welcome the visitor.
Terra Murata: Heart of the island. This unusual quarter-city, that encloses medieval houses with courtyards and gardens, churches, buildings and a castle, has remained more or less intact for three hundred years. Entering the city by its little alleys one is overcome by the magic of life from another era. From the belvedere the view is enchanting.
Marina di Chiaiolella: The favourite place for bathers, it is a lovely semicircular inlet closed by the old Santa Margherita promontory. The waterfront is the preferred promenade of the island.
Procida lido: A busy bathing establishment separated from the Chiaiolella by a narrow strip of sea.
Vivara: An oasis protected by the WWF. Permission from the City of Procida is required to visit it.