Just outside Naples, but a world away in temperament, this island has sand and stone beaches formed from volcanic activity, traditional Mediterranean architecture, and an older, calmer pace of life. Procida, Ischia, and the islet of Vivara are known as the 'isole Flegree' a tranquil place of lemon trees, vineyards, secret gardens, enchanting coves, gracious inhabitants, and good food.
Terra Murata, a fortified village, is dominated by the castle built by the 16th century Aragonese. Clinging to the rock, it looms over Marina Corricella, a small fishing port of colorful houses, red, yellow, blue and pink, and terraced roofs.
Fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, beach lounging, windsurfing, sailing, and scuba diving are a few local activities. There are also historical sites to check out and a local cinema. For apartments and casa rentals, see the website Mipana.