Procida Island – Italy’s Undiscovered Gem

Procida feature photo pPhoto by Karen Henderson

Just 30 minutes by hydrofoil from the Bay of Naples, tucked close to Ischia, the famous playground of southern Italy, lies the almost forgotten island of Procida.  Less than 4 sq. kilometers in size,  Procida tempts you with it’s colorful houses – like a box of salt water taffy candies. Then it entices you with all the blues, and you are smitten.

If the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words “ is true, Procida can speak for itself.

Procida - photo by Karen Henderson

View of Procida, with Terra Murata (the highest point on the island) on the right

Procida Marina Corricella  Photo by Karen Henderson

Procida Marina Corricella

Repairing nets - a daily activity on Procida - Photo by Karen Henderson

Repairing nets – a daily activity on Procida

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The classic Italian movie, Il Postino, was filmed here at Marina Corriccella Photo by Karen Henderson

The classic Italian movie, Il Postino, was filmed here at Marina Corriccella

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Fishermen coming in from a long night at work Photo by Karen Henderson

Fishermen coming in from a long night at work

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Procida Photo by Karen Henderson

Procida Photo by Karen Henderson

Procida Photo by Karen Henderson

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Procida laundry Photo by Karen Henderson

Procida Photo by Karen Henderson

Evidence of Procida’s volcanic origins

 

Blues blues blues Photo by Karen Henderson

Blues, blues, blues.

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Fresh fish, a Procida specialty, of course! Photo by Karen Henderson

Fresh fish, a Procida specialty, of course!

And one last lingering look at one of Italy’s most picturesque locations.

Procida Photo by Karen Henderson

–Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson and her husband Michael moved to Venice in 2008 to escape the rat race of their hectic American careers. Karen blogs about their transition to expat life and their daily adventures in Venice on her blog, 
The Venice Experience.

Concierge tipProcida is only a few hours  by car and ferry boat from Rome. Why not combine a stay in the Eternal city with a quick visit to this enchanting island? Book your stay at Baglioni Hotel Regina and ask your concierge to organise it for you.

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