Those who choose to spend their holidays in Procida cannot miss the opportunity to visit the fortified center of Terra Murata, a place of great beauty built on the highest point of the island. The walk here, although a bit difficult, is worthy of attention. Historical and cultural center of the island, literally overlooking the sea, Terra Murata can only be reached through a shaggy hill, from which you can admire a breathtaking view on the Gulf of Naples. What makes this place special is not only the medieval fortifications and the scenic views, but also the two long-range cannons dating back to the Neapolitan Republic of 1799.
Once at the top be sure to visit Palazzo d'Avalos (1563) that later on became the Royal Palace. In 1830 the building was converted into a citadel prison, which closed in 1988. Another important attraction is certainly the Abbey of San Michele (XVI sec.), which houses many works of art, including a painting depicting St. Michael defeating Satan. Moreover, one can be offered an additional tour of the basement with its ancient burial ground. In Via del Borgo it is possible to observe a typical local house dug out of tufa and built on three levels, with external stairs to access the upper floors.