What to see in Procida. Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022
In this blog you will find everything about Procida, the smallest island in the Bay of Naples. How to get there, what to see, where to stay and eat, Covid regulations and more. Honestly we never heard of this hidden gem before but it’s only a 30 minute hydrofoil ride from Naples. The little island is only 4 square kilometres and perfect to discover by E-bike or even by foot. Known for its colourful architecture and natural beauty.
As the smaller sister of the Italian Islands near Naples it has remained authentic and real. (blogs about the islands Ischia and Capri coming soon). Procida is small and its inhabitants are friendly and welcoming. Although it’s visited by tourists it has kept its charm of a real fishing village. The island has a lot to offer for everyone.
How to get there?
We took a flight to Naples and from there you can take the hydrofoil to beautiful Procida. If you are planning a trip to Naples, Procida is definitely a really nice addition to your trip. After hectic Naples, the Island of Procida will give you a calm and relaxed feeling. The first thing you see when you arrive is how colourful and beautiful the port is.
Where to stay?
There are not that many hotels on the island, but who needs a hotel when you can stay in an amazing camp resort? During our time on Procida we stayed in Procida Rest Camp resort. The resort is a real oasis. A hidden gem with an amazing pool and really original accomodation. They even use unique oldtimers for the transfer.
We stayed in an old school airstream caravan. First of all, the airstreams are amazing for your Instagram pictures. Their interiors are cosy and really comfortable and the design really iconic.
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Next to these beautiful shiny hotel rooms on wheels you can also stay in a Safari lodge, a nordic tent or a cute garden suite. At this camp you can enjoy the spirit of camping, with the comfort of a luxury hotel in the heart of a mediterranean island. You can check out the different accommodation types here.
How to get around
The best way to get around is by bike, E-bike or by foot. At the resort you can also get E-bikes. We experienced that this is the best way to get around the island. To get around Procida with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, they offer 2 types of e-bikes. For a small charge a day, you can see the whole island of Procida.
Top 3 things to see
The Streets of Marina di Corricella
Wander through the beautiful narrow streets of Marina di Corricella and be amazed. In these streets you also find the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This beautiful yellow church is a really beautiful piece of architecture and a must see when you visit the island.
The Viewpoint: Marina di Corricella
If you are wandering around, make sure you walk up to the lookout point with amazing views over the city centre. You can make magical pictures from this point.
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Porto Marina di Procida
The first thing to see in Procida when you arrive is this touristic port that also offers transportation towards the other Islands. You can enjoy fantastic panoramas from the marina and the beaches nearby. From this port it’s also possible to rent a boat for a trip on the water.
Where to eat?
La Pergola – This amazing restaurant is in a beautiful lemon grove. You can eat delicious food while sitting under a pergola with lemons.
La Piazzetta – The best pizza in town and an amazing view. the perfect combination
La Lampara – If you like pasta and seafood, this is the place to be! The scenery with the authentic colourful houses are a nice bonus.
Best time to travel
The best time to travel to this island is from may – october. In these months you will have lots of sun and limited rainfall. We visited in September and the weather was perfect.
Procida, Italy’s next capital of culture, already finished vaccinating all its residents. When you are an European citizens or a resident of the EU, UK, and Israel you will be allowed to enter for leisure if you meet one of the following conditions:
- Certification that you are fully vaccinated against Covid19
- Negative Covid-19 test taken 48 hours before departure
- Certification of having recovered from a Covid-19 infection within the last six months
When it comes to Covid19 the situation can always change, so check the travel advice for your destination close to your departure.
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