This article, written by Laura Taccani of La Dolce Vita, appears on The Huffington Post.
The Italian Island That’s Just As Breathtaking As Cinque Terre
It has an area of less than 2 square miles, but an allure that is definitely dangerous. Procida is an island that will win your heart. It is no accident that this is where Il Postino: The Postman was filmed, the movie directed by Michael Radford and starring Massimo Troisi, which with its ve Oscar nominations in 1996 and, above all, its 80 million dollars in worldwide box-of ce gross set the new record for an Italian movie (far more than the multiple award-winning Nuovo Cinema Paradiso). In the lm, the island of Procida was the star just as much as the story of the bond between Pablo Neruda and the shy mailman played by Troisi. The movie, filmed in Pantelleria, Salina and Procida, features charming views of the latter. The setting is not the main port, the one that during the summer sees the constant comings and goings of boats from Naples, but the secondary harbor of Corricella: a separate village with colorful shermen’s houses, nets piled up on the dock, the tables of a few small cafés and rows of strati ed dwellings. Their façades alternate pink and yellow with green and orange. Between the houses, there are steep staircases leading to the upper part of town, but you need to look carefully to see them. Read more at The Huffington Post…
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