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Procida (Italy)
Country Italy
region Campania
Metropolitan city Naples  (NA)
Local name Proceta
Coordinates 40 ° 46 '  N , 14 ° 2'  E Coordinates: 40 ° 45 '44 "  N , 14 ° 1' 49"  E
height 15  m slm
surface 4.1 km²
Residents 10,414 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 2,540 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 80079
prefix 081
ISTAT number 063061
Popular name Procidani
Patron saint archangel Michael
Website Procida
The district of Corricella on Procida

Procida ( Prochyta in ancient times ) is an island in the Gulf of Naples . It is one of the Phlegraean Islands and belongs to the metropolitan city of Naples in Campania . Procida is both the name of the main town and the only town with 10,414 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019). The island is thus the most densely populated Mediterranean island. Procida is famous for the Good Friday procession, to which many former residents return to the island. In contrast to Capri and Ischia, tourism only plays a subordinate role. The Istituto Nautico, the oldest seafaring school in Europe, is of particular importance. From 1830 to 1988 a notorious prison was located in the former palace on Terra Murata.


Procida is located between Cape Miseno and the island of Ischia . It is about 4 km². The coastline is about 16 km long. The highest point is Terra Murata (91 m). The now uninhabited island Vivara, which is 0.32 km² in size and connected to the main island by a bridge, belongs to Procida . It has been part of the Area naturale marina protetta Regno di Nettuno nature reserve since 1974 and is home to many rare bird and plant species.


Like its sister island Ischia, Procida is of volcanic origin. The island was formed from seven volcanic centers that formed 20,000 to 40,000 years ago and which gradually grew together. The very irregular coastline with its high rock walls and the long narrow beaches of black volcanic sand is the result of this volcanic activity. Six crater remains, including the harbor area of ​​Marina di Chiaolella and that of Corricella, are located on the main island. The seventh is shared with the crescent-shaped islet Vivara belonging to Procida.


In the tourist season (around June to the beginning of October) the maximum daily temperatures are between 21 and 26 ° C. In summer there are around four rainy days per month, the sea is 21 ° C warm or warmer from June to October.

Arrival and transport

The island can only be reached by boat from Naples , Pozzuoli or Ischia . Car ferries ("traghetti") run from all three of the above-mentioned places, the faster but more expensive hydrofoils ("aliscafi") from Naples and Ischia. Hydrofoils no longer operate from a certain sea state.

Procida in literature and film


  • Franz Krojer: To Procida! , Difference publishing house, Munich 2007
  • Tiziana Assante di Panzillo, Sebastiano Cultrera, Luigi Prudente: Procida. Arturos island . Naples 2001. ISBN 88-7188-550-3


  • Elsa Morante: Arturos Insel , from the Italian by S. Hurni-Maehler, Wagenbach 2005, ISBN 3-8031-2514-6

Web links

Commons : Procida  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. Peter Amann: Procida . In: Peter Amann: Gulf of Naples: Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Ischia, the Amalfi coast, the Cilento and much more . Publishing group Reise Know-How . Bielefeld 2008. ISBN 978-3-8317-1721-7 . Pp. 312-322
  3. Tiziana Assante di Panzillo, Sebastiano Cultrera, Luigi Prudente: Procida. Arturos island . Naples 2001. ISBN 88-7188-550-3 . P. 10