Procida, Naples
Italy, Naples

The Island of Procida

Procida and Ischia are two charming islands off the bay off Naples. They’re not as well known compared to their sister island of Capri, so they’re less spoiled by cruise ships and mass tourism. These islands are more affordable as well. You won’t find any designer shops in sight.

Procida, Naples

Procida, Naples

Procida, Naples

I headed out to catch a ferry to Procida for a Saturday filled with strolling and lounging on the beach. Ferries leave throughout the day from several ports in Naples.

Procida, Naples

I hiked up to the Abbey of Saint Michael, which was no small feat considering it was July with 137% humidity. The views of Corricella are worth it. However, I concede, my initial thought when I looked down onto the village was, “This doesn’t look remotely like the pictures on Pinterest.” Shame on me. I guess I was naive to not realize how over edited those photos are… and completely unnecessarily!

Procida, Naples

Corricella is darling enough with its muted pastels and Easter M&M colored buildings. Is it really necessary to up the saturation that much?

Procida, Naples

Procida, Naples

Procida, Naples

Procida is a little over 2 miles long, so it’s not impossible to walk from the port where ferries dock to the beaches on the opposite side. If you’re trying to make it to the beaches of Chiaiolella as soon as possible, there’s a small van that shuttles locals and tourists alike.

Procida, Naples

Beaches in Italy have two sections: a public area that’s free and an area with chairs and umbrellas for rent. A “lido” can sometimes have a full restaurant attached too. Charges are usually for the whole day, so get there early and post up in your lounger. After a full day of exploring Procida and soaking up the sun, we caught the last ferry back to Naples.

Procida, Naples

 

 

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5 Comment

  1. Reply
    Marie
    July 11, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Thanks for the intro to Procida. And I’m so happy you didn’t over-edit your photos. I agree, we get used to seeing so much photo-shopping that we develop these false expectations about how the world actually looks. Your photos are bomb though 🙂

    1. Reply
      Petite Suitcase
      July 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

      You’re welcome Marie! I usually add a little brightness to my photos, but that day was very sunny so very minimal editing was done. Thank you!

  2. Reply
    Regine Karpel
    July 11, 2016 at 11:11 am
  3. Reply
    Katrina
    May 20, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Wow, over edited for sure. I prefer the muted pastel look. This island looks beautiful!! Seriously, adding this to the itinerary if a trip to Naples comes my way <3

    http://www.katrinalavie.com

    1. Reply
      Scarlett | Petite Suitcase
      May 25, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      You totally should, Katrina 🙂 Procida is gorgeous and a lot less crowded!

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