In the bay of Naples you'll find the beautifull island Procida. Here you will find our 2 level apartment close to the very charming harbour Couricella.
Procida is known for it's lemons and filmsettings like The Talented Mr. Ripley, Il Postino
- Luxery for 2 people. Great for 3 - 6.
- two rooms/levels conected by internal staircase
- Downstairs: kitchen, toilet/bath, dining area, sofa(s) and balcony. 2-3 sleeping post
- Upstairs: Beautifull arched ceiling. 1 kingsize bed and 2 single beds.
- Shared sunny terrace 30m2, overlooking the bay of Coricella and view to Capri
- Dining area for 10 people.
- washing machine
You'll have access to all rooms in the apartment. In our home you will find beach toys, mattresses and everything you need during your stay. If you need a baby cod, ask Teresa. She will help you.
Interakcija s gostima
Vincenzo will welcome you and introduce you to the apartment, and the ameneties. He will be your host during your vacation in our home.
A SMALL GUIDE TO PROCIDA
Thus a few words about Procida and practical travel advices.
When you arrive at Naples airport you can either take a bus down to the harbor, which costs 3-4 euros. adult, or you can take a taxi. It should cost about 15 euros.
The port of Naples
You can reach the island in two ways: By hydrofoil or By ferry. Hydrofoils are slightly more expensive than the ferries. See the website for timetables ((URL HIDDEN)
The hydrofoil boats parts from Molo Beverello to which the airport bus ('alibus') arrive ('Porto').
The ferries go from a pier called "Molo Porta di Massa" that which is 3-400 meters to the left of Molo Beverello. You can either take a taxi directly from the airport, or you can take a minibus from Molo Beverello to the pier. Ask for the bus stop.
When you come to the island, you can take a mini cab/ taxi to Via San Rocco 28, which should cost around 12 euros. Use a map or your smartphones and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps.
The house is located right where the road bends to the right in the travel direction. You go up 6-7 steps of a broad stone staircase. Now you stand in a distribution yard, and to the left there is an iron staircase where you go up. At the end of the stairs there is a terrace and our house is on the left with the light brown wooden door, yellow facade and red shutters.
The house has two rooms. One upstairs and one downstairs. At the top there is one double bed and two single beds. Downstairs there are two double sofa beds - and of course the bathroom and kitchen. The terrace is very nice - and yes, it is Capri that you can see
My husband’s cousin, Vincenzo, takes care of the house and is your contact + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or his wife Maria Rosaria + (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Vincenzo speaks English, but not Maria Rosaria. She speaks Italian They will probably meet you on the terrace or get past quickly. Otherwise, the key to the house on the washing machine in the washing machine cabinet on the terrace to the right.
So lock yourselves in and enjoy. On the door there should be a list explaining how water, gas, electricity and so on works. Otherwise ask Vincenzo / Maria Rosaria.
How to get about
As for how to get around the island, then to walk is a good alternative to bus and taxi. The island is not more than three kilometers long and 2 wide. But otherwise, there are two functional bus lines - one that goes along the island and one that goes across. It is L1 going lengthwise and L2 that goes across. In addition there is also bus C2 that goes up to Terra Murata, which is the old fortress on top of the island, as you can see to the left from Terrace. It is quite beautiful up there, but it's quite a walk upward, so take C2 up there.
All buses are driving past Piazza Posta as you get to by going out of the house, follow the road to the right, turn right the first time (grocery store on the corner) and continue to the end of the road, then you turn left and the road runs out in a kind of roundabout. It's Piazza Posta, and here lies a tobacco business over to the right where you can purchase tickets for the bus. They can also be purchased on the bus.
The beaches are la Chiaia (kiaja), il Ciraccio (tjiratjo) or Cimitero (tjimitero).Those are the big popular beaches. But as it is an island the are many hidden beaches all around
La Chiaia is the one with the many stairs. you need to try the restaurant on the beach (it lies on the stairs). It's called la Conqilia and try at least a pasta dish (primo). The restaurant is also open in the evening, where you can enjoy the lights from Capri and Sorrento / Vesuvio. You get to the beach by taking the L1 and get off at a small place where the road splits into a Y and where there is a pharmacy. Tell the driver that you need to get off at la Chiaia. You take the left finger in the Y and goes about 50-100 meters then in comes to stairs. There are 180 steps down (and not least - up). If you do not bother the stairs, there is a small boat from the harbor in front of our house. It sails to locations around the island including la Chaia and most other beaches.
You can also continue L1 to the end station, a small marina called La Chiaolella. There are also quite fine and at the penultimate stop is a long straight beach which is ok if you go a little under the rocks to the left on the beach. The marina offers several restaurants, and the Lido next to the harbor is a good local restaurant with a typical Neapolitan audience. Good food.
Taking in L2 can get to il Cimitero (grave yard). It is also reasonably easy to get to. Again you are asking to be dropped off at il Cimetero, and here there is a road down to the right of the cemetery, which ends in the beach itself. Go for a walk in the cemetery, which is very fine.
All the beaches are black because of the volcanic soil. Remember beach shoes!
There is a right good one in the small harbor in front of our house. This small port is called Coricella. It is 'mama e papa'. Vincenzo (Papa) speaks American, mama is in the kitchen. There are plastic chairs and tables, and you sits on the harbor among nets and fish boxes. They make a good granita (slush ice with lemon).
At the bottom of Coricella left there are several restaurants. The last restaurant called Lampada located up a flight of stairs. It is one of the better ones on the island, and the view over the water is fantastic. You have to book a table. Will Smith ate there in May.
There is also a fancy and probably expensive restaurant on the side of athe house that is located on a strange triangular way at the port. It is said that it good, but I have not tried it.
Additionally, there are a handful of restaurants at Marina Grande. We always eat pizza at Bar Giorgio. There are several bars (Cavaleri) next to the big church on the Marina Grande. Good drinks luxury snack. Internet cafe is Bar Capricio, are also found here.
There is also a pretty cool little Pizzaria at Piazza Martiri, which you reach by going out of the house and to the left on the road in front of the house. Continue 300 meters you come to the Cathedral. On the square just opposite is the pizzeria. Remember to drink cold beer to warm Pizza. Peroni is not the best bier, but good to pizza. Here is a good local atmosphere with the locals.
Here are some tweaks:
Good bread are best purchased in the morning. Baker shops is on il Canalone, which is the way that goes left into Piazza Posta, but instead of going to the left you turn left.
On the same road that goes down to the Marina Grande, is also a bashful butcher with good meat on the left. Usually there is a bald toothless Old Father in butcher uniform in the shop. His son will serve you. They are very friendly.
The best vegetables are in down at the Marina Grande in a store called Orto Procidano. Super Fresh and no bullshit.
Finally, there is the opportunity to get the right Mozzarella. They are purchased in grocery stores, but ask to have the fresh ones that came in that morning. The merchants keep them behind the counter and are sold in the open weight to about 15 euros per kilo. Start with a small one and see if this is something for you.
Procida is famous for it's lemons, Limoncella, rabbits and seafood pastas
If you go to Naples and want to shop is Via Roma a good choice. On the map of the city called the Via Toledo, but locals call it Via Roma.which is one of the best shopping streets, there are other sights. Gallery Umberto is very beautiful Piazza Dante and Port Alba is special in many bookstores. If you continue Port Alba, you come to the oldest part of Naples. To the right is Piazza San Domenico Maggiore with a really beautiful church. Just above is Via Tribunali with two good restaurants: Da Carmine and Campagnola 2.
Please be respectfull to our neighbours, and avoid commotion after midnight.
We are Mette and Steven, living in Demark, Copenhagen, but have a long lasting relationsship to Italy. We are the proud owners of a beautiful house placed in the Golf of Naples on the island Procida.
We love everything about Italy. Especiallly because we have family in Naples and on the Island, and there have a special knowledge of the region.