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I have been to many amazing beaches in my life. Thailand, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Mexico are at the top of my "favourite beach" list. And Italy, of course, with its turquoise sea and white sand or rocky beaches in Liguria, Puglia, Sardinia or Sicily. To be honest, the beaches of Procida are not...

While some long staircases and uphill streets might make you short of breath, the island of Procida is actually very flat, with the highest peak only 91 meters above sea level. That’s where the fortified village of Terra Murata was built. It’s the oldest settlement of Procida, a historical and cultu...

We were enjoying the everyday pleasures of island life and swimming in the warm waters of Chiaia beach so much, that it was only on our 4th day that we made it to the most photographed part of Procida, Marina Corricella. It’s kind of funny that while the photo of Corricella can be seen quite often,...

Procida had many surprises for me. When we arrived, after I got over my first shock about the crazy traffic, the next surprise was to see so many beautiful hydrangea bushes in the lush mediterranean gardens along the main road. I am a huge fan of these flowers and Procida has them in several dif...

I really wanted to have a slow holiday. I wasn’t writing lists of things to see and do, I wasn’t reading guidebooks, I wasn’t getting prepared. I picked a place that was attracting me and I was sure we would have a great time there. I wanted Procida to surprise me, and it surely did, in many ways.

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Regardless where you are coming from, Napoli, Pozzuoli or Ischia, your ferry or hydrofoil will be arriving at the Marina Grande in Procida, the main hub of the island. During our 10-day stay we returned to the marina several times as we really enjoyed the atmosphere and loved walking on the promen...

I have chosen Procida to be the first destination I write about, because it’s been our most recent trip and also our slowest trip ever. L’Isola di Procida has been on my bucket list since 2007, when I spent lot of time on the Amalfi coast and the whole area enchanted me. One day I saw a photo of fun...