Monday, 29th November. Naples and Procida. O.K. I was a little bit slow getting out this morning. I missed the boat by about 10 minutes. Not that I actually knew when the boat was leaving — I just went down to the Stazione Marittima del Molo Beverello on faith. There was a high speed ferry to Procida at 9:55 (the one I missed), and the next at 13:10. So I walked around the Castel Nuovo and the Galleria Umberto. The Galleria, with its cousin in Milano, is the grandfather of modern shopping malls.
I was undecided about whether or not to go out to Procida on the 13:10 and return 2 ½ hours later. But with the weather looking a little dodgy for Tuesday, and weather forecasts being totally useless, I figured I had best go. Once on Procida, I wandered around the waterfront a little, took a few pictures, and then with an hour to go before the ferry back to Naples, took a gamble and paid for a three-wheeled mini-taxi ride around the island. Best idea all day. Procida was the main setting for the movie “Il Postina”…Narrow little streets on a steep little island.