The island of Procida is one tranquility island of fishermen, where the past joins the present. Located north of the Gulf of Naples, it is one of the main tourist destinations of Campania. Easily reachable from the port of Naples and other Campania ports, it is one pleasant destination for seaside holidays, to relax, to enjoy nature and wonderful landscapes.
If you arrive on the island, it is advisable to sleep at least one night to immerse yourself in the typical and "real" daily life of the island and also appreciate the pleasant night atmosphere. Sleeping in Procida will be a unique and very interesting experience, but also cheaper than staying on the other islands of the Gulf of Naples.
On the island there are excellent bed & breakfasts, hostels, pensions, apartments and holiday homes for rent for tourists, but especially small and very nice hotels where to spend a pleasant stay. The apartments and they can also be an interesting solution for a family vacation with children or for long periods.
This small volcanic island off the Campania coast between Capo Miseno and Isola d'Ischia, is a very beautiful and characteristic island where you can rediscover the typical life of the fishing villages with their uses and customs. By staying on the island you can enjoy it splendid sunsets over the sea and wonderful sunrises, or take pleasant walks listening to the waves of the sea.
The main feature of Procida are the typical Mediterranean pastel colors of its houses. For those looking for a beach holiday there are various and beautiful beaches, some are sfree beaches while others are equipped beaches with umbrellas, sunbeds, rescue service, bars where you can have a drink and restaurants where you can enjoy excellent fish dishes.
Il the island's urban center is divided into nine hamlets, called grancie:
- Terra Murata: the oldest area of Procida, a medieval village
- Chiaiolella: the tourist port in the southern part of the island
- Corricella: in the fishermen's district
- Sent'Cò: the commercial port of Marina Grande
- Santissima Annunziata: also called Madonna della Libera
- San Leonardo
- St. Anthony
The highest part of the island is the Terra Murata hill which reaches 91 meters above sea level and crowned by a fortified medieval village. The island is connected by a pontoon to the neighboring one island of Vivara, a protected marine nature reserve that is home to many rare species of birds and plants.
On the island there is no shortage of attractions such as the historical and naturalistic ones, which make the visit and stay even more interesting. The coast alternates rocky headlands e delightful sandy coves where to enjoy sun and sea. There are three small ports, in the north, east and south of the island, where small boats are moored.
Where to stay in Procida
To help you choose the hotel where to stay on the island we have prepared this section where the recommended best facilities based on the type of accommodation: hotels, bed & breakfasts, hostels, pensions, apartments and holiday homes
It is advisable book your accommodation or hotel in advance, especially if the period of stay concerns high season periods. The hotel offer is not very wide and for the most requested periods the availability ends quickly.
Best hotels in Procida
La Tonnara Hotel
La Suite Boutique Hotel
Best bed & breakfast in Procida
B & b Villa Rosalia
Best apartments and holiday homes in Procida
Piccolo Tirreno Hotel Residence
Weather in Casa Cerasella
Village of the Fishermen
When to go
The period of high season is definitely summer, but also spring and autumn can be good times to visit the island, if the goal is not a beach holiday.
La tourist season runs from June to early October when the maximum daily temperatures are between 24 and 28 ° C. La sea temperature it exceeds 22 ° C from June to October, so if your goal is sun, beach and sea, this is the right time to go to Procida.
It is rarely very hot on the island or cold during the winter. The sea surrounding the island has a mitigating effect on the climate. In summer sea breezes cool the hottest days, while in winter the opposite happens, the sea releases the heat accumulated during the summer.
How to reach us
The island is only reachable by ship from the ports of Naples, Pozzuoli and Ischia. THE Ferries also for the transport of the car depart from all three ports. From the ports of Naples and Ischia there are also some hydrofoils towards Procida, but the cost of the ticket is higher. In case of rough sea the hydrofoil service is not carried out.Find a ferry to Procida from Naples, Pozzuoli and Ischia
If you don't arrive on the island with your own car, the local buses EAVs can be very convenient for getting around the island. There are various lines that cover the most interesting areas of the island. The frequency of the buses is 20-30 minutes between trips, and the ticket price is 1,2 €.
It is advisable not to embark the car e get around the island by public transport, or on foot to visit the historic area. You can also move around the island by renting a bicycle or scooter.
To visit the coastal perimeter you can do one of the sightseeing tours by boat starting from Chiaiolella, the tourist port in the southern part of the island.