The terrace of the Phlegraean Fields
In the southernmost part of the Phlegrean peninsula, Monte di Procida is a small town in Campania on the promontory opposite the island of Procida. Known as the “Terrace of the Phlegraean Fields” due to its high position, it offers panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples and surrounding area.
The city’s landmarks include the Church of Maria Assunta, which has a portrait of the Virgin Mary that is believed to be miraculous. Having become a popular pilgrimage destination over time, worshippers flock there on 15th August.
Monte di Procida belongs to the Phlegraean Fields Regional Park, an area rich in volcanic and thermal spas and stunning archaeological findings, both in and beneath the surface of its crystal-clear waters.
Finally, don’t miss a walk at the Torrefumo natural oasis, which is named after a tower that was used historically to communicate with the mainland by means of smoke signals, and be sure to enjoy a siesta at the beaches of Miseno and Miliscola.