Photo Journal for SUITCASE Magazine
Here goes my first post from none other than Italy. Procida Island, one of the 3 major stops on my trip to Italy, was, blissfully, virtually tourist free. Even better, it lived up to the hype of the countless inspiration images I had rummaged through on Pinterest in the months leading up to the trip.
I captured the sun-washed buildings and colorful cityscape while wandering around town. It was like having one big outdoor studio to myself and I even had some self-portrait sessions while I was there. Since returning to the US, I’ve put together a photo story for SUITCASE Magazine where I shared images and wrote a blurb about the pastel town:
See all the images below and click here to read more.
How to Get to Procida Island from Naples
What I didn’t share on SUITCASE, is HOW to get to Procida. Once I finally did figure it out, it was very easy! But the first day I tried finding the ferry, I was roaming around Naples exploring and ended up missing the one that I needed. When I made it to the port the ferry was gone and the next one would not come for over an hour. It was already 3 in the afternoon so it would be sun down by the time I would make Procida. I decided I would leave early the next morning to go. Quick Tip: if you’re in a similar situation here make sure to photograph the schedule (a piece of white paper) in the ferry station window for the ferry times– I was at a loss looking for it online.
The next morning just so happened to be my last day in Italy and in Europe for my 3 month excursion at that! But, I refused to leave without trying to see one of the places that had been at the top of my list. I had read directions from TripAdvisor the day before which told me that I needed to catch the ferry and that there were a couple of options. That’s about all I was able to glean from there and the rest was in-person figuring it out.
Essentially, to get to Procida there are a couple of ferry options. A slower route (SNAV; approx. 1.5 hrs), which stops at another Island before going to Procida, and a faster direct route (Caremar; approx. 45 min). I had the schedule from the picture I’d taken the day before and ventured back down to the port. I opted to walk from my Airbnb which was not the best idea since I was running late…
This time, I technically did make it before the boat had left but because it was the “slower” SNAV route, it required walking a bit down the dock to a different location. Apparently, this particular boat leaves from a point that is not right in front of the ticket office like the faster Caremar boat is.
At this point in my journey, I was just grateful that the ticket clerk was nice enough to explain the different boat services. I paid for my ticket which costed approx. 14 euros. And finally, I was on my way. Once I made it to Procida island, it was all worth it.
Top 3 Things to Do in Procida:
- Relax along Corricella, the marina where there are the most amazing views of the colorful skyline and quaint fishing village.
- Rent boats and kayaks. While, I didn’t get to partake when I was there, I’m sure during busy season many visitors float on the water. Find out more on Visit Procida.
- Eat delicious seafood and pasta dishes at one of the local restaurants. I would spring for any of the restaurants along Corricella, especially if there is outdoor seating to enjoy the views.