Procida travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay, eat and visit while staying around Procida with Kate Wickers guide to the highlights of the area…   What to see and do Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo Via Canalone The catacombs beneath this clifftop church are now a museum holding the books and artefacts of the […]

Picture Perfect Procida


With her film star good looks, Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022 gets her close up, writes Kate Wickers…   Gosh, Procida is a beauty. I step off the ferry at Marina Grande, onto this small but perfectly formed island with an area of just 1.6 square miles – making it the third largest of […]

Italy’s Best Undiscovered Islands


Planning a trip off the beaten track in Italy? Set your compass for one of these secret islands – perfect destinations to discover tranquility and beauty away from the bustle of the Italian mainland… Ponza Isola di Ponza is the largest of the six Italian Pontine Islands, sitting off the Lazio coast in the Tyrrhenian […]

Viewpoint: Procida

Beautiful View of Procida, Campania Italy

Lying quietly between the Neapolitan mainland and the tourist haven of Ischia, the unspoilt island of Procida is the Bay of Naples’ best-kept secret… With a land area of just four square kilometres and a permanent population of just ten thousand, for most people Procida is just a passing glimpse of land on the way […]

The Best Small Islands

With such a vast coastline Italy has plenty of beautiful, small islands dotted around its shores. Italia! selects five of the best diminutive destinations. Isola D’elba, Tuscany  Tuscany’s Elba was once home to Napoleon during his period of exile in 1814. It’s now hard to imagine how such an imposition could be deemed a punishment, […]

Great Italian Films: Il Postino

Who could forget the image of Mario ascending the dusty roads of the wild, but picturesque, little island on his vintage bicycle? This is our fifth review of Great Italian films… Il Postino (1994, Procida & Salina islands. Directed by Michael Radford. Starring Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi) This Oscar-winning film – adapted from the novel […]

Beautiful Bay of Naples

In Italia 117. Hannah shares her restorative itinerary relaxing in the thermal waters and exotic gardens of Ischia, all within walking distance so you can leave the car at home and really get away from it all. Beautiful Ischia is just one of the islands in the Bay of Naples, with Procida and Capri also […]