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Culture of Procida Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The abbey of St. Michael the Archangel is certainly one of the main attractions of Procida. This is the oldest building on the island, built in the 7th century by four Benedictine monks. Rebuilt in the 11th and 16th centuries, the monastery still towers over the island on the cliff of Terra Murata. Surrounded by powerful rocks, the abbey sheltered within its walls the local fishermen from pirate raids for many years. Today, the monastery still amazes with its monumentality and thoroughness, more resembling a real fortress than the abode of the spirit.
Procida is the tiny island of volcanic origin, the smallest in the Bay of Naples. The island is home to about 10,000 people. Procida features amazing atmosphere of national color, as locals … Open
In the main temple of the abbey you can see a magnificent marble statue of St. Michael and bronze sculptures of St. Margaret and St. Benedict. Here you can also find pictures of famous masters Nicolas Rousseau and Luca Giordano and carved panels that have been preserved since the 15th century. In the local library there are almost 8 thousand unique ancient manuscripts, and in the catacombs, you can find ancient frescoes.
Near the monastery there is the quarter-fortress of Terra Murata. Built in the Middle Ages, the quarter for many years served to defend the island from the pirates. Small window-loopholes, the lack of unnecessary streets and doors, solid buildings – in short, the ancient architects have done everything to turn this area into a real fortress. It should be admitted that they succeeded. It is interesting that people live here to this day, as they were hundreds of years ago. Also on the territory of Terra Murata, you can see a fairly large park of miniatures, telling about the life of the island in the Middle Ages and accessible for tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The fans of antiquity will like the walks through the small town of Sancho Catolico, the main port of Procida. Formed in the far 16th century, Sancho Catolico did not change much and almost did not grow in size – you can completely get around the settlement in half an hour. In addition to the beautiful old houses, here you can see Palazzo Montefusco, once a residence of the royal family, a chapel of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, built in 1616, and the church of St. Leonard, constructed in the late 16th century. You can walk along the square of Mercy, where the patriots who joined the Neapolitan Republic were hanged in the 18th century.
Another ancient structure that attracts the attention of travelers is the castle d'Avalos. This monumental structure was built in the 11th century, and since then little has changed. Time almost did not touch the fortress in large part due to the fact that until very recently, the castle was actively used for its intended purpose. In the beginning, before 1800, there was a royal residence, and later – a prison for the most dangerous criminals closed only in 1986. Now, even though there are no more prisoners in d'Avalos, the castle is still closed to visitors. You can admire the view and power of the ancient walls only from the outside. Unfortunately, you can only guess what is inside.
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Visit the village of Coricella. It was here that some scenes of such famous films as "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "The Postman" were shot. However, the settlement was founded a long time ago and in itself is a monument of history. The Church of San Rocco, built in the 15th century, can be called one of the most ancient local buildings. Here you can find many mansions of the Italian nobility, built in the 18th-19th centuries. Romeo, Miramare, Scotto di Pagliara, Scotty Lakianka, Mamozio – representatives of these ancient and respected clans built their residences in Procida, and now any tourist can see these magnificent houses.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Procida Island and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Procida Island
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace' Naples, 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palace of Portici' Portici, 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Carditello' Caserta, 36 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Caserta' , 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Procida Island and around
♥   Art museum 'Archaeological Museum of the Campi Flegrei' Bacoli, 7.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Naples National Archaeological Museum' Naples, 21.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo di Capodimonte' Naples, 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Procida Island
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Procolo Martire, Pozzuoli, 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Procattedrale di Santa Maria della Consolazione, Pozzuoli, 11 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Restituta, Lacco Ameno, 11.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Paolo Apostolo, Monterusciello, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Vito, Forio, 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica San Gennaro ad Antignano, Napoli, 19.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco di Paola, Napoli, 20.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Procida Island and near

Arco Naturale

From the series “Incredible Natural Arches Built by Water and Wind”
Guests of the picturesque Italian island can easily and quickly reach the natural sights. The stretch of the coast with the arch is located half an hour’s walk from the Via Matermania road. Near the arch there are many interesting places for walks. Here you can see rare plant species, frightening rocky cliffs and coastal landscapes of fabulous beauty. … Read further

Volcano Campi Flegrei

From the series “Sleeping Super-Volcanoes Capable of Destroying Whole Regions”
Another crucial landmark of this huge caldera is the fumarole volcano Solfatara. The volcano has appeared about 4 000 years ago. Volcano Campi Flegrei has nominated the super volcano in 2012. At this time the researchers fixed the strongest earth deformation on the territory of the caldera. The last eruption of this volcano was about 40 000 years ago. And it caused the volcanic winter which became the reason of the Neanderthals’ death. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Procida Island

Culture guide to Procida Island. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Procida Island: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Procida Island. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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