With an area of 3.75 sq.km/1.25 sq.mi, Prócida is the third and smallest island in the Bay of Naples, after Ischia and Capri. It lies northeast of Ischia, between the latter and Capo Miseno, and is also of volcanic origin. It is formed of two adjoining craters, the southern rims of which have been invaded and eroded by the sea, leaving two bays on the southeast coast. The Bay of Chiaiolella to the southwest may have been formed by another smaller crater, while a fourth gave rise to the neighboring islet of Vivara.
On a precipitous crag above Corricella lies the medieval fortified upper town known as Terra Murat. From here and from the Punta dei Monaci there are extensive views of the island.
Offshore Prócida to the west lies the little islet of Vivara (109m/360ft), which is connected to Prócida by a bridge. Olive trees grow well here and there are wild rabbits.There is a nature park and archaeological digs have uncovered fragments of Mycenaean pottery, left behind by the Greeks.
Town of Procida, Italy
On the northeast side of the Isola di Prócida lies the little town of Prócida, with a modern harbor (Sancio Cattolico) and the old fishing harbor of Corricella, a charming district of pastel-washed houses with domes, terraces and the characteristic external staircases.
From Prócida a narrow road 3km/2mi in length leads to Chiaiolella Bay, with a sheltered harbor and a fine beach.
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