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  • Day99

    Bagnoli then Port Miseno and Procida

    July 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    After a quiet night we started looking for somewhere we could leave the boat and go shopping, provisions getting a little low. We decided on a place called Bagnoli as it appeared flat and there was a Carrefour fairly close. Where we were would have meant a steep uphill climb in the wrong direction before turning to reach supermarket. I almost wish we had done the climb, Bagnoli is not a pretty place, it was all a bit desperate, and not somewhere I would have wanted to venture into at night, the water was still a dodgy green and the ‘grey’ water runoff was on the beach but at least we got the shopping done even if it did seem to take ages. We then headed further west along coast looking for turquoise water. We failed but did find Port Miseno a beautifully sheltered natural harbour that had lots of anchoring space. The water was clear, you could see the bottom, just the wrong colour we still got in, we had to to cool off but made a point of not swallowing any. The next day Saturday was a little more windy so we decided to stay where we were but it got a bit ridiculous the locals turned up in fierce most of them seemed to just take their boats off the permanent moorings further in and come out an anchor up. They were swimming and seemed unconcerned about their kids swimming. We had a gorgeous meal at Capo Blu in Miseno, due our lack of Italian it was all a bit of a surprise but we had 5 separate mini starters and a main of ‘Amerjack’ fish (Google’s translation) we said no to pasta course though they did have GF pasta. It really was delicious.
    Sunday rather than experience a repeat we headed out to the Flegree Islands we took a cruise around Procida and Vivara, a small nature reserve joined by a pedestrian bridge to Procida, before anchoring for the remainder of the day in a bay on the NW coast just outside the Marine Park by the islands Cemetery. We experienced another first for us when the ‘bar Del mare’ came into the bay selling drinks and ice creams, very enterprising.
    We were going to stay the night but the building swell persuaded us to return to Port Misero. That has got to have been one of the bumpiest and most unpleasant crossings we have done and all the swell was the result of idiot boats going at breakneck regardless of who and how close they were passing. The pilot book mentioned Italian Macho Man syndrome and boy was it out in force.
    We returned to Procida on Monday same bay and had a walk around visiting Corricella and the main port before spending the night anchored to the north of the port much smoother once ferries stopped.
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  • Day6


    May 6, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After a busy day and noisy night we decided on a little ferry crossing to Procida which is on the way to Ischia. Guide book called it a hidden gem and not far off. We landed at 11.45 just right for a short stroll through town and over to Marino Correcello. Beers in Bar Piazzetta by the church overlooking the bay in the sunshine refreshed us. Then we descended and found a little restaurant for bruschetta and fresh cooked sea bass along with local white wine. We finished with caffe and Amaro de Copa which our neighbouring table recommended - they were from Perth - small world!
    Return on the four o’clock ferry and no procession today on our way back to our apartment.
    A beautiful day to end our stay.
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  • Day2

    Amphietheater und pastelfarbene Inseln

    March 15, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Nach einem typisch italienischen Frühstück machte ich mich auf zum drittgrößten Amphitheater von Italien - von Nero geplant und von Vespasian fertig gestellt. 20.000 Zuschauer hatten Platz - beeindruckend die Teile unter der Hauptarena.
    Nach einem Café ein kurzer Fußmarsch zum Tempio di Serapide - ein antiker Marktplatz.
    Wenn es die Sonne heraus schafft ist es sofort warm - am Nachmittag bedeckt sich aber der Himmel, es weht ein kühles Lüftchen.
    Mit der Fähre fahre ich auf die kleinste der Inseln im Golf von Neapel - Procida.
    Schmale Gassen, beinahe ständig bergauf, pastellfarbene Häuser, Zitronenbäume und auch Orangen - die Marina Grande und die Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo.
    In der Via Roma eine lukullische Pause bevor es wieder zurück nach Pozzuoli geht - der starke Wind ist sogar auf der Fähre zu spüren.
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  • Day3

    Ausflug auf die Insel Procida

    April 24, 2014 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Idyllischer, autofreier Fischerhafen mit pastellfarbenen Häusern - wirklich wie im Bilderbuch, wir waren ganz begeistert!

  • Day7

    Procida -L'isola di Arturo

    October 4, 2014 in Italy ⋅ 19 °C

    In mattinata preso il traghetto per perdersi tra i vicoli di Procida ,la meravigliosa isola di Arturo.

    L'isola fu già descritta, in epoca classica, tra gli altri da Giovenale, da Stazio e da Virgilio.
    Nella letteratura volgare, Procida diviene la scena della sesta novella della quinta giornata del Decameron di Giovanni Boccaccio, in cui, sullo sfondo della guerra del Vespro, si narra l'amore di Gian da Procida, nipote di Giovanni da Procida, per la giovane Restituta.
    Ancora più recente è il romanzo Graziella scritto da Alphonse de Lamartine, (dal quale è stato tratto l'omonimo film nel 1955), venuto a Procida dalla Borgogna nella prima metà del XIX secolo.
    Nel XX secolo è invece celebre L'isola di Arturo (1957), una delle maggiori opere di Elsa Morante, scrittrice alla quale è inoltre dedicato un premio letterario, assegnato nell'isola da diversi anni.
    Passando al cinema, Procida è stata scelta come set cinematografico per un grande numero di film, soprattutto per i suoi panorami e la sua architettura tipica mediterranea: tra questi si possono citare, come esempi, Il postino, con Philippe Noiret e Massimo Troisi, e l talento di Mr. Ripley, con Matt Damon, Francesca e Nunziata, con Sophia Loren e Giancarlo Giannini. Il Castello D'Avalos fornisce invece l'ambientazione per il carcere del film drammatico Detenuto in attesa di giudizio, con Alberto Sordi.

    Cucina e prodotti tipici
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