Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Travel to Naples Italy. The small island of Procida

Instead of choosing the well known islands of Capri or Ischia, we decided for anexcursion to the smallest and less known of the three islands in the gulf of Naples,
getting away from the so-called "mass tourism". And indeed Procida is a fascinatingplace, with its narrow roads, its colored houses facing the sea.
Ferries and hydrofoils dock at Marina Grande arriving from Naples orPozzuoli. The first image that welcome those who arrive at Procida are the colored houses linedup along the sea. This fishermen's little town is dominated by a castlestanding on a rock of turf. But the heart of the island is "Terra Murata", with its medieval houses, gardens, churches and palaces. Donot miss the panorama from the "belvedere".If you like to swim, the semicircular bay of Marina di Chiaolella awaits you with its calm sea.The islands houses also an Oasis protected by the W.W.F. (World WildlifeFund) on the islet of Vivara: it is worth a visit, but do not forget to obtain the
permission from the Municipality.It is not a case if Lamartine celebrated the island in his book"'Graziella" in 1852, also Elsa Morante's novel "L'isola di Arturo" (1957) is set in this small and fascinating island.

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