Capri, Ischia and Procida: pearls of the Gulf of Naples
The Gulf of Naples is enhanced by the presence of several islands that make up the natural offshoots, ideal continuation of the coast lines at the two extremes of Sorrento and Pozzuoli.
Capri, Ischia and Procida are famous worldwide for their beauty, the beautiful sceneries and natural and cultural features unique in the world. While Capri, in the south of Naples, is a rocky outcrop detached in prehistoric times from nearby Sorrento, Ischia and Procida both have their genesis to the intense volcanic activity of Campi Flegrei in the west of the city. In the Gulf of Naples are also other island resorts, although small in size, some of which are now artificially connected to the mainland.
These are: Vivara, a small volcanic ridge connected to Procida by a narrow bridge; Nisida, today joined with the famous Coroglio beach (Bagnoli) and headquarters of military facilities and prisons; San Martino, a small volcanic island accessible from the mainland via an underground tunnel and on which there are now several tourist facilities, the Gaiola a cliff which is reflected in the sea of ?? Posillipo and surmounted by a white mansion, which belonged to several celebrities in recent centuries.
We can then cite three other islands that today are no longer such: Megaride, on which the Castel dell’Ovo stands, now incorporated in the land of Saint Lucia, the island of St. Vincent, incorporated in the main pier of the port of Naples and San Leonardo, a former island that was the place where now the Diaz round in Via Caracciolo stands. The three main islands are reachable from the port of Naples (Beverello) by hydrofoils and ferries and hydrofoils and from the Mergellina dock; to reach Ischia and Procida can be rather convenient to embark at the port of Pozzuoli.
Famous throughout the world, the island of Capri is a limestone rock, which reflects in the waters off Punta Campanella, the ends of the Bay of Naples near Sorrento. In the paleolithic era, the island was actually connected to the Sorrento peninsula while today it is about 5 km from the mainland.
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