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This is a recollection of my walks on the Italian island of Procida...
I intended to spend a handful of hours there, but due to the tight time frame it was exactly the alluring Corricella part that I missed.
The Santa Maria della Pietà Church
Procida was the second island I had visited in the Bay of Naples, which is mostly famous for its scenic Marina Corricella. The one I missed becuase I deviated from my course...
I wanted to wander a bit on the streets and then return and reach Corricella, but I went astray, wasted too much time and I barely had enough time to get back to my boat on time.
Ironically, my boat arrived 2 hours late, but constantly thinking it could enter the port the next minute, I kept waiting...
Yet another chance to see the beautiful Corricella was wasted.
I was already thinking of revisiting Procida once again and possibly stay and entire day or two to see more of it...
Procida is unlike Capri.
It's nothing like Capri, besides the fact that it's Italian and architecturally the two are somewhat related.
But even so, Procida's architecture was characterized by vivid colours like pink, bright yellow and other light colours. So totally different from Capri's calming "whiteness".
Procida is not a "glamour nest". It's rather ordinary, natural. I believe there's nothing fancy about it. But then again, I haven't seen Corricella.
Near the port
This is a quiet island. It felt so weird, I could walk for a long time without meeting anyone.
Serenity was soothing after the crowds on Capri and the agitation of Naples.
But typical Italian road vehicles were all there... the scooters, the tiny old Fiat cars and the 3-wheeled minivans.
And they almost ran me over with a scooter...
In the shade of coloured houses...
Don't imagine it's the dense vehicle circulation that could "kill you" in Italy, but the crazy drivers. And there's nothing as wild as Naples vehicle traffic.
Apparently, some drivers have brought the "tradition" to Procida as well.
Just in case you want to visit Procida...
You must know that the port of Procida (the place where the hydrofoils, ferries and other boats arrive from Naples) is opposite the Corricella part.
A huge pink wall with windows just behind the port
Why visit Procida?
To add another beautiful destination to your list if you're in the Naples area...
To enjoy the quietness of a colourful friendly Italian island with scenic views (especially thinking of Marina Corricella).
It took ages to walk on this long quiet street...
To wander long narrow and quiet streets.
To admire bright-coloured flowers dominating fences and the walls of houses. Procida is overflowing with all sorts of flowers.
Fuchsia-coloured flowers, but certainly not fuchsia flowers
The Santa Maria della Pietà Church dominates the port area
Procida is a welcoming palce, but very few were visiting it at that time...
As opposed to Capri, Procida seemed like it had too much room for too few people
Cactuses love Procida too
Boats and the mainland
No, that's not Naples in the distance. It's a lot further behind the peninsula visible on this photo.
Someone lives there...
Observe the colours and the shapes of the buildings...
Countless places to eat, but only a handful of clients
A wider angle of the same place
One odd thing about Procida: very few people, but so many cars parked. I guess everyone is hiding in their house.
About the Author:
Escape Hunter, the young solo traveler in his early 30's explores the World driven by curiosity, thirst for adventure, deep passion for beauty, love for freedom and diversity.
With a nuanced, even humorous approach to travel, an obsession for art and design, Escape Hunter prefers to travel slowly, in order to learn and "soak up" the local atmosphere...
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