Guide to Terra Murata in Procida including advice on how to get there, what you can find when you arrive along with images.
The Terra Murata area is one of the icons of Procida and a place that you must see when visiting the island.
Literally meaning "Walled Land", Terra Murata is a fascinating old town with narrow, steep lanes and intriguing sights around each corner. It's also one of the best places from which to view the sights of Procida such as Marina Corricella.
At the centre of the area is another one of Procida's most famous buildings, Palazzo d'Avalos which throughout its fascinating history has been at times a Royal Palace and at other times a prison.
Also within the Terra Murata you'll find the Abbazia di San Michele and a pretty church, Chiesa di Santa Margherita Nuova which sits on the promontory with wonderful views across to Capri and the Italian mainland.
It's difficult to miss Terra Murata and if arriving in Procida from Naples or Pozzuoli it'll be one of the first sights you see on the island as you approach it by sea.
From the main port, Marina Grande you can either walk up to Terra Murata or take a bus. The walk can take up to 20 minutes and is mostly up hill while the C2 bus takes much less time.
If walking from Marina Grande, locate the church known as Santa Maria della Pietà or Chiesa dei Marinai which can be found in the main square at the port. Then from there, take the road that heads inland and then the next left along Via Principe Umberto. When you get to the top of this road you'll be in the Semmarezio/Piazza dei Martiri area and from there you need to turn left and walk up the hill. You'll soon see a place with some cannons and benches to sit on which is one of best viewing areas on the whole island.