The charming island of Procida lies like an undiscovered garden next to its vibrant sister islands Ischia and Capri. Flourishing gardens and fragrant lemon and orange groves bewitch visitors with their lush beauty.
Procida is the smallest and oldest island in the Bay of Naples and is, like Ischia, of volcanic origin.
The island doesn’t have many particular sights of interest, and unfortunately it appears to neglect those it does have. This can be frustrating for travelers, who would be better advised to come here for the island’s picturesque, somewhat shabby charm than to seek out cultural attractions.
Procida can be visited as a day trip, allowing enough time to see the prettiest views and enjoy a fine meal, or for a longer stay with time to relax on the beach.
Procida’s charm has led to it featuring in a number of films including the classic Il Postino and The Talented Mr Ripley.
It has also been used as a literary setting, notably in L’Isola di Arturo (Arturo’s Island), a 1957 novel by Elsa Morante which I’d recommend if you can read Italian or can obtain an English translation.
The most restaurants are in the main town at the harbor.
A few well-known films have already been shot on this Island.