Those who choose to spend their holidays in Procida can not fail to visit the island of Vivara, uun'oasi wildlife protected nature reserve since 1974 and the state since 2002. Small, wild and unspoilt, this beautiful crescent lying on the sea, in addition to being populated by rare species, wild rabbits and many water birds and migratory able to enthrall even the least sensitive to the charms of nature, is the site of important archaeological finds from Mycenaean origin. Its sea, spectacular and rich in marine plants, are also an attraction for all lovers of fishing.
The island of Vivara is what remains of a volcanic crater circular once connected to Procida by a cliff. Today the island is connected to the promontory of Santa Margherita (Marina Chiaiolella) by bridge passable only on foot. Despite its small size - it comes to an area of 0.38 km2, a perimeter of 3 km and a maximum height of 109 meters - the island boasts thousands of paths characterized by lush vegetation and pristine. The only building on the island, a simple hunting lodge dating back to 1861, has a terrace from which you can admire the Campania coast.
It is a green, one of the few, home to a Mediterranean glowing colors, always new with the seasons. The coastline of the island is only about 3 km, but its extent is greatest, because of its topography. From the top (109 m above sea level), the surface of the island slopes gently to the north and south: in particular, in the northern tip called "Capital" juts course of Procida.
The islet is State Nature Reserve, established by Ministerial Decree of 2002. It falls in the Municipality of Procida and represents an important source of natural beauty, archaeological, artistic, architectural and landscape to its natural habitat as well as the presence of both finds of Mycenaean civilization that Bourbon architecture with the house built under the Duke De Guevara in 1681 which became "Hunting Lodge Bourbon" adjacent to the Farmhouse. Very interesting house swivel realized by the early '900 architect Lamont Young.
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