Monday, August 5, 2013

Procida, Italy






























Creating this post was so difficult for me that I literally put off posting anything for days. Why? Because I. Could. Not. Narrow. Down. the photos! The island of Procida, off the coast of Naples in southern Italy, is the most magical place I have ever seen. I cannot begin to tell you how much I recommend spending a day on this unforgettable island if you are ever so lucky.

At only 1.5 square miles, this tiny place packed more jaw-dropping punch than could possibly be captured on camera. Largely untouched by tourism, it is primarily an island of small fishing villages and pastel homes decorating the landscape. A quick 20-minute ferry from Naples landed us at Marina Grande, where we sipped cappuccinos while watching fishing boats and the sea...

From there, we began to walk steeply uphill toward Terra Murata, an old medieval town located on the highest point of the island. We walked through utterly charming village streets,  and enjoyed breathtaking views from the top.

One of my favorite parts of the entire honeymoon was Spiaggia Chiaia, an isolated and stunningly beautiful cove boasting a quiet, sandy beach and unparalleled views. The beach is bordered by a panorama of Terra Murata and Marina Corricella to the left, rock cliffs dropping to the sea at our backs, and a towering stretch of nearly untouched landscape to the right. La Conchiglia, the family-run beach club and restaurant, offers what many consider the island's best food, and almost certainly the most idyllic setting.




















































We continued to walk around the island, through tight village roads, and followed many offshoots toward the sea offering panoramic vistas. Finally, we landed at Spiaggia Chiaiolella, the busiest and largest beach on the island. Lined with beach clubs and colorful umbrellas, this area was significantly more lively and busy, but still unquestionably beautiful. After spending an hour or two here with a Peroni in hand, we caught a cab back to Marina Grande and soaked in the last moments before the Ferry carried us away from this magical and unforgettable place.



3 comments:

  1. Oh wow the pictures are so beautiful. The place looks breathtaking

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  2. You are such a lovely couple and your photos look amazing!

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