Procida, one of the Phlegrean islands off the coast of Naples, lies between Cape Miseno and the island of Ischia.
Several novels have been set in Procida, one of the most notable is the novel Graziella written by Alphonse de Lamartine, who came to Procida at the beginning of the 19th century while in the French army. Another celebrated novel is L'isola di Arturo (1957), one of the greater works of Elsa Morante.
Its typical mediterranean architecture and amazing panoramas have made Procida an ideal location for numerous films, the most famous being ‘Il Postino’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’.
Geologically, Procida was created by the eruption of four volcanoes, now dormant and submerged which led to a flourishing vegetation and an enchanting atmosphere.