November 21, 2023
Not only the sea and good food: Procida also offers many opportunities for those who love shopping and want to spend some time lost among souvenir shops and typical products, looking for the perfect gift to take home.
Forget the big boutiques or franchise shops... here you will find many handicrafts and unique creations. Via Vittorio Emanuele, which runs from the Marina Grande harbour towards the historic centre, is the starting point for discovering small local craft shops, from both Procida and Campania. Here are the places that are definitely worth a visit.
Situated in the heart of Corricella, the old Procidan village with colourful houses, Creje is a workshop that produces handmade bags and clothing. It also sells Turkish jewellery, modern but with an unmistakable oriental touch. The boutique’s flagship is Creja perfumed water, which allows you to carry the sparkling scent of Procida lemons into your home.
The shop is open from May to October.
via Marina Corricella, 60
Sartoria Casa di Reclusione (Prison Tailor)
It is worth mentioning this original tailor who decided to revive the original brand that made uniforms for the inmates of the old prison in Palazzo d'Avalos. The clothes produced range from elegant to casual and are inspired by the traditions and symbols of Procida.
Via Principe Umberto 65
T2 Art Workshop
Part shop, part art gallery, T2 and La Bottega dell'Arte are two realities in Procida run by creative artisans who, with great inventiveness, create truly unique objects: T2 uses mainly recycled materials, while La Bottega dell'Arte creates highly original cribs, masks and statuettes that recall Campania's traditions. Here you will find true masterpieces: from sculptures to bracelets, from T-shirts to souvenirs, all strictly unique.
T2 -Via Giovanni da Procida, 94
La Bottega dell’Arte – Via Vittorio Emanuele 8
We must not forget to mention the Nutrimenti bookshop, much loved by locals and tourists alike. Inside there are many books on the history and events of Procida, famous for the novels that have been set here. There is no shortage of foreign language books and children's literature, where children will find a place to enjoy stories and illustrations.
Over the years, the bookshop has become a meeting place for writers and readers and a centre for cultural events, such as the "Procida Racconta" festival. This initiative, which takes place every year in June, sends five Italian writers to the island to find their characters and tell their stories, which are then published in a booklet that is, of course, available at the bookshop.
Via Roma 54
Between a little shop and a craft workshop, it is nice to take a break and enjoy a moment of relaxation to discover the island's typical products:
Agre Procida - Via Vittorio Emanuele 255
Bar dal Cavaliere - Via Roma, 42
And here are the places we recommend to combine shopping with an aperitif:
Here you can sip a thirst-quenching organic drink in an informal setting while browsing the bazaar of handmade clothes in original fabrics and styles. The sunset terrace is a must!
Via S. Rocco, 82
Borgo Antico wine bar
A few seats along a quiet little street, background music that creates the right atmosphere for sipping excellent wine and savouring a tasty plate of typical products. All accompanied by the expert advice and friendly smiles of the managers.
Via Vittorio Emanuele 13
Are you wondering if the centre of Procida is easy to reach?
From Camp La Caravella you can walk almost everywhere in 20 minutes!
From Camp Ciraccio we recommend a bike or the small buses that take you all over the island.
For more information see the article Getting around Procida.
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