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Territory

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At the mouth of the Gulf of Naples, as you round Cape Miseno, you encounter the island of Procida, the smallest of the islands of the Neapolitan archipelago, which includes the islands of Ischia and Capri. Its yellowish tuff stone serves as the backdrop to the variety of colours in its lively towns, the green of the lush vegetation typical of Mediterranean scrub that dominates in the nature reserve on the little island of Vivara to the south, and the blue of the clear, sparkling sea that surrounds it.

The island was home to kings and aristocrats in the past and more recently has been the residence of writers and artists. It has always been the setting for historic events, and has often been the magnificent backdrop in unforgettable films. It offers tourist fascinating itineraries including churches, convents and abbeys, squares and palaces immersed in a unique, enchanting atmosphere. In its towns, from Terra Murata to Corricella, the mazes of narrow, colourful streets, pulsating with life, offer breathtaking glimpses of the gulf of Naples. These streams of life all join together in the picturesque Marina Grande, landfall for visitors and an explosion of island craftsmanship.

The island’s beaches and attractions ensure a wide range of choice for every taste: Silurenza beach, where you can dive from the famous Scoglio del Cannone, Lingua beach, known for underwater fishing, Asino beach, described by Elsa Morante in Arthur’s Island, and the sheltered beach of Chiaia, known for its delicious restaurants. And then the beach of Pozzo Vecchio, immortalised by Massimo Troisi in the film Il Postino. Festivals with abundant food and wine, superior craftsmanship, and a nightlife full of possibilities and amusements that will make your stay on the island unforgettable.