The island of Procida (Naples)

Procida
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The island

The island of Procida is of volcanic origin and geologically is part of the area of ​​the Campi Flegrei.

Also includes the island of Vivara with which it is connected via a bridge and which was occupied by Micenei around the XVI-XV century BC

The island is broken down into 9 contrade, defined gancìe, among which:

  • Terra Murata which is the oldest village
  • Corricella which is a charming fishing village characterized by the bright colors of the small houses that overlook it
  • Chiaiolella, tourist port located south of the island.

Places of interest

Particular interest is covered by the sixteenth century Palace of Avalos. The palace was designed to serve both the function of a noble residence and that of a fortress. In the 1736 Charles of Bourbon he arranged the adaptation of the structure to real residence.

Ferdinando Fuga e subsequently worked on the complex Carlo Vanvitelli. Francesco I, between the 1830 and the 1831, arranged to become a prison and this destination lasted until the 1988.
Since July 2013, the Palace has been designed to promote the development of the island.

Information on the island of Procida

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How to get:

  • Ferries and hydrofoils departing from Naples: Molo Beverello, Naples Mergellina with fast hydrofoils and Terminal Porta di Massa with ferry boats. Starting from Pozzuoli: Pozzuoli Port with ferries
  • Trains: the nearest train station to Naples is Piazza Garibaldi and can be reached by bus, tram or taxi. The embarkations of Pozzuoli can be reached by the 2 Line of the Naples subway, the buses and the taxi

How to get to Procida, ferry and hydrofoil timetables


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