Naples and surroundings and next Events
The Island of Prócida geologically is formed by the rests of four volcanos that are the continuation of those flegrei. Its coasts are very indented with a low elevation from the sea.
It did not have notoriety in the antiquity as the other islands of the gulf. From it taken the name Giovanni from Procida that according to a legend would have carried the glove of Corradino di Svevia, executed in the public square of the market of Naples, to the step son of Peter of Aragon who conquered the island of Sicily.
During the Napoleonic age was several times occupied by English army. Its international fame began at the beginning of the XIX sec when the French writer Alfonso Lamartine, wrote its famous novel "Graziella" placed on Procida,the novel is about the romantic love between the poet and one girl of the place. Also the novel "the island of Arthur" of Elsa Morante (1957)is placed on that island. Procida has conserved its ancient and genuine aspect the tourism has just touched it. The stay in this island therefore reserves an pleasant encounter with the nature and the ancient traditions among ancient colourful houses, citrus groves, vineyards and silent narrow lanes and panoramic ends.