Marina Corricella is the old picturesque port of Procida, a myriad of pastel-colored houses arranged along a natural amphitheatre that overlooks a crystal clear water. Evocative and romantic, Marina di Corricella is a quiet and seductive refuge with unique architecture for those who prefer relaxing holidays, without the noise of motor vehicles or crowds of people. The 17th century port is famous for its interesting architecture, a mixture of stairs, arches, domes, windows, loggias and colorful facades. From over 25 movies filmed on the island, we can mention at least two which are directly related to Marina Corricella: Il Postino (The Postman), starring Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi and Maria Grazia Cucinotta, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, with Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. TIP: You can get the best view of the Marina Corricella from the southern side of the small bay bounded by the Punta dei Monaci to the north and Punta di Pizzaco to the south, in Via Pizzaco. The belvedere is dedicated to the Italian novelist Elsa Morante, and is by far the most beautiful panoramic point of the island. HOW TO GET THERE To get to Marina Corricella, you must first get to Read more [...]
La Suite is a boutique hotel on the island of Procida, located about 450 meters from the beach. Rooms have contemporary furnishings and a balcony, patio or private garden. Suites feature a private furnished terrace, some with sea views. The luxurious rooms and suites offer a flat-screen TV and free WiFi. The property features a spa, and a large garden with a free swimming pool. The spa includes sauna, Turkish bath, relaxation area and a hot tub. HOW TO GET THERE La Suite Boutique Hotel is located about 1.7 kilometers from the main port of the island, Marina Grande. To find the hotel on foot, use the map below.
Gioia 13 Apartments is an aparthotel on the island of Procida, located about 1.3 kilometers from the Marina Corricella. The aparthotel offers modern apartments and studios with free Wi-Fi. The apartments are air-conditioned and have a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchenette and free toiletries in the private bathroom. Each unit comes with either a terrace or a patio. The property also features a sun terrace. Guests can rent bikes and motor bikes on site, and staff can organise boat trips around the island. HOW TO GET THERE Gioia 13 Apartments is located about 1.7 kilometers from the Marina Grande, the main port of Procida. To find the property on foot, use the map below.
Hotel Crescenzo is a 3-Star hotel on the island of Procida, located only a few meters from the Marina Chiaiolella. The hotel offers ten rooms with bathrooms and showers, air conditioning, TV and direct dial phones. Some of the rooms offer a view on the Port of Chiaiolella, while others have small balconies. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. An Italian breakfast is served each morning. The hotel’s restaurant is open every day at lunch and dinner. HOW TO GET THERE Hotel Crescenzo is located about 3.2 kilometers away from the Marina Grande, the main port of the island. To find the hotel on foot, use the map below.
The charming Marina Chiaiolella is one of the three ports of Procida, located in an ancient volcanic crater, on the southern part of the island, facing Ischia. The little port is surrounded, to the east by Solchiaro, once a favorite Bourbon hunting area, and to the west by the promontory of Santa Margherita. To the west, is also the nature reserve of the Vivara island, connected with Procida by a long bridge. A port by excellence, Marina Chiaiolella is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Procida, mainly due to the near Chiaiolella Beach, but also thanks to its many hotels, restaurants, bars and holiday homes. Characteristic are the colored terraced houses, once inhabited by fishermen, and the little boats used once for fishing and now for recreational purposes. HOW TO GET THERE From the main port of the island, Marina Grande, located at the northern end of Procida, you can get to Marina Chiaiolella, at the southern end, with the bus L1 in about 15 minutes. On foot, the road that separates the two ends of the island, measuring about 3.3 kilometers, can be made in almost 1 hour.
Palazzo d’Avalos is an imposing fortress on Procida, overlooking the sea, part of Terra Murata, the fortified village on the highest point of the island. SHORT HISTORY The palace was designed by the architects Cavagna and Tortelli at the end of the 16th century, for the Cardinal Innico d’Avalos. At the same time, the entrance to the village of Terra Murata was built, from an order of the same Cardinal d’Avalos. Since 1734, after the domination of the d’Avalos family ended, the palace was confiscated by the Bourbons, and became the royal hunting retreat for both King Charles III and King Ferdinand IV, before the construction of the Royal Palace of Capodimonte. In 1815, the building changed its destination into a military academy. Later, in 1830, it was converted into a prison with two parts, an old one (Palazzo d’Avalos) and a new one, and the penitentiary functioned until the Italian unification. Following the downfall of the Italian Social Republic, between 1945 and 1950, the prison held the fascism nomenclature. In 1978, the old prison was closed, and ten years later, in 1988, the new prison was also disbanded, the place remaining abandoned. Today, Palazzo d’Avalos can be visited Read more [...]