Procida is 3.7km² and, together with the nearby islet of Vivara, is the smallest island in the Gulf of Naples.
In spite of its small size, Procida has been chosen by famous directors as a backdrop for film masterpieces such as ‘Il Postino‘ (The Postman).
The coast has very rugged edges: you can go from low, sandy areas to capes overlooking the sea; this has given rise to several marinas. The coast is protected by the marine reserve.
The centre of Procida has medieval origins and is divided into 9 districts, known as ‘grancie’: Terra Murata, Corricella, the Marina Grande commercial port, San Leonardo, Santissima Annunziata, Sant’Antonio, Sant’Antonio and Chiaiolella.
Each district is rife with tourist attractions from the nearby sea to beaches and traditional locations. Procida is not only known for its sea, but also for its magnificent churches, narrow alleyways and capes, which make it an incredibly varied island where you can both relax and soak up local culture.
The Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo is very famous and located on the Terra Murata cape; this church is symbolic of the island’s great religious and cultural importance.
The beach famous for the ‘Il Postino‘ film is at Pozzo Vecchio, while the most popular beach with tourists is Chiaiolella.