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Procida is a small island near Naples in Campania, Italy.


Marina di Corricella

Procida is the smallest island of the Gulf of Naples, rich in attractions and archaeology.

The architecture of Procida has a Greek origin. In fact, the history of Procida is concentrated first of all in the medieval village “Terra Murata” and on “Corricella”, the fishing settlement.

The landmarks of Procida reflect typical Mediterranean pastel colours.

Get in


Ferry services link Procida to Naples, Capri, and Ischia. Ferries run from the main port of Naples, and also from the port of Pozzuoli, which can be reached by train from central Naples. Taking a ferry from Pozzuoli may be more convenient if you are staying in the western part of Naples.

SNAV ferries leave often from Naples for Procida, taking 45 minutes and costing a little over €20. Larger Caremar ferries can take cars as well, and cost around €10 per passenger but take 1 hour 45 minutes to the port of Naples.

  • 1 Ferry port.

Get around


Local EAV buses drive in 20-30m intervals around the island on numerous (partially identical) routes[dead link], the price is about €1.2 per ride. One-way drive across the island takes about 15 minutes. While buses originating from the main ferry port 2 Bus station tend to be relatively empty, in other direction you may not be even able to hop on.

The historical part of the island is walkable within 15 minutes. Walking across the island is doable too, but due to narrow roads it is not particularly enjoyable. There are car ferries but due to these narrow streets and lack of parking, driving on Procida is not recommended. There are lots of shops near the port where you can rent an electric bicycle, which is a good option.


  • 1 Terra Murata. A medieval village with calm atmosphere, a few small cafes and viewpoints.
  • 3 Marina di Corricella. A romantic ancient fishing village, nowadays mostly restaurant center, full of colorful houses.
  • 4 Vivara (Take bus to Chiaiolella, then continue by road by foot.). This small island is a natural reserve, linked to Procida by a bridge. Archaeological excavations were done here. Vivara (Q1073353) on Wikidata Vivara on Wikipedia
  • The island has served as the set for numerous films, such as The Postman by Massimo Troisi, and some scenes in The Talented Mr. Ripley were shot in Corricella. Numerous plaques commemorating these and other historical events are placed around the island.



Procida has 6 beaches with crystal-clear waters.





There are a great deal of restaurants on Procida. It is very pleasant to walk along the Corricella Marina and choose a restaurant based on the dishes you see other diners enjoying, although the quality of restaurants all over the island is more or less the same.

The specialties of the cooking are:

  • coniglio alla procidana (stewed rabbit)
  • spaghetti al riccio di mare (spaghetti with sea-urchin)
  • various seafood dishes (especially grilled or as ragu al mare for pasta)



Limoncello and any available local wines (local "island wine" probably comes from nearby Ischia though)



Go next


Ferries to Ischia depart many times a day.

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