A volcanic island and the call of the wild
What is there to do in Procida?
Procida, Capri and Ischia are three islands in the Neapolitan archipelago that are easily reachable from Hotel Magri’s during your holiday in Naples. There is something for everyone and each island has a distinct charm of its own. Fascinating places, natural landscapes of breathtaking beauty, important museums, ancient ruins and historical buildings – you will be spoilt for choice. Characterised by unspoilt nature, Procida is a small volcanic island and the one with the most authentic spirit in the Gulf of Naples.
How to get to Procida
Guests on holiday at Hotel Magri’s will find it really easy to make their way to Procida and spend a day there. It only takes 15 minutes by car or taxi to get to Beverello Pier in the port of Naples where ferries and hydrofoils leave at regular intervals for the islands.
Landscape and scenery
As soon as you alight in the harbour of Procida, you will be struck by row upon row of fishermen’s houses in pretty pastel shades and old alleyways packed with shops and small restaurants. The Abbey of Saint Michael the Archangel, built by Benedictine monks in the eleventh century, contains some remarkable works of art. Furthermore, the via panoramica (scenic route) will give tourists the opportunity to enjoy some stunning views of Naples and immerse themselves in nature.
The beaches of Procida are the wildest and most unspoilt in the Gulf of Naples. The most popular and famous beach is called Chiaiolella. With a spectacular view of Ischia, the crescent-shaped shoreline and natural bay was once an old volcano crater. From here, you will be able to make your way to the pretty islet of Vivara, connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge. It is now an archaeological natural park and can be visited with an official guide (an appointment is required). Then there is the large beach of Silurenza equipped with all necessary amenities and the renowned “Canon rock” that brave bathers can dive off. And don’t miss out on the Lingua beach which is famous for its clear waters. From here you can also reach the historic Asino beach (beach of the Donkey) described by the Italian novelist Elsa Morante in her book “Arturo’s Island”.
Food and dining
Restaurants in Procida are famous for serving freshly-caught fish and seafood every day. Another speciality of the island is the celebrated lemon salad, and, if you are looking for something tasty to bring back home, don’t miss out on Limoncello, a local lemon liqueur that is meant to be drunk ice cold.