Casale Vascello, an ancient fortified village located at the foot of Terra Murata, is the first inhabited nucleus formed when the thinning out of the Saracen invasions favored the displacement of the population towards new areas of the island.
A very well-preserved seventeenth-century complex with two entrances - one in Via Principe Margherita and the other in Via Salita Castello - a feature from which its original name "breakthrough vessel" presumably derives. Another hypothesis on the origin of the toponym is that it comes from the dialectal expression "vescieddo" or "re vescio" which means "downstairs", precisely to indicate housing decentralization downwards.
The complex develops around a large central courtyard, often used as a small theater for cultural events in the summer, overlooked by numerous houses and towards which a system of narrow alleys flows.
the Casale Vascello today retains all the charm of the time for the architecture of its colored houses, leaning against each other, precisely to prevent the passage of enemies and distinguished by the presence of the vefio, a small balcony covered by an arched vault reminiscent of the Arab world, typical of Procida.
For those who enter here, the sensation is that of finding themselves in a small world apart, suspended in time, where silence, sometimes interrupted by the voices of children or a moped, helps to create a unique atmosphere which evokes distant places, over the years and in space.