The island of Procida named Italy’s Capital of Society

Forty-four social tasks, 330 days of programs, 240 artists, 40 initial works as well as 8 regenerated areas: these are the numbers of a year that guarantees to be extraordinary for the city of Campania region.

Italy’s Island of Procida, a region of the Campania area (capital city Naples) is preparing yourself to grab the baton from Parma which, due to the pandemic, will retain the crown of Italy’s Resources of Culture for the entire of 2021.

“Culture does not isolate”: this is the name of the file with which from the deep waters of the Tyrrhenian (the Tirreno sea) the little Procida defeated Ancona, Bari, Cerveteri, L’Aquila, Pieve di Soligo, Taranto, Trapani, Verbania and also Volterra, the various other 9 fierce finalists in the competing the title of Italian Funding of Society 2022. For the first time in the initiative’s background, the honor mosts likely to a small village (simply over 10 thousand locals) and also not to a provincial or local capital city.

On top of that, clarified the president of the court Stefano Baia Curioni, Procida does not win for its charm or for its history, but also for the high quality of the project presented. “The island land is a location of exploration, trial and error and also understanding, it is a model of cultures as well as a metaphor for contemporary guy.

Power of imagination and concreteness of vision reveal us Procida as an excellent funding of relational characteristics, of techniques of addition and of care of cultural and also all-natural heritage “, checks out the candidacy file:” Procida is the island that is not an island however a laboratory cultural of social joy “.

The Procida 2022 program

Forty-four cultural projects, 330 days of programming, 240 artists, 40 initial jobs as well as 8 regrowed areas: these are the numbers of a year that promises to be memorable for the city of Campania region.

On the island, culture is not an end by itself, yet is divided right into five areas available to a transforming fact: Procida develops (events, film screenings, performances and site-specific works), Procida inspires, in which the island itself becomes engine of creativity and also creativity, Procida includes, where art comes to be a terrain of interaction in between individuals as well as the community, Procida innovates, to make sure that the cultural heritage of the island is rethought in the contrast with neighborhood and also global pioneers, as well as Procida learns, looking for new, promoting instructional techniques.

“The social task has aspects of appearance and outstanding top quality”, check out the court’s inspirations checked out by the Priest for Cultural Heritage as well as Activities and Tourism Dario Franceschini throughout the recent announcement: “The context of neighborhood and also regional public support and also private is well structured, the patrimonial and landscape measurement of the area is extraordinary, the lab measurement, which includes social aspects as well as technical diffusion, is dedicated to the Tyrrhenian islands, however is relevant for all the facts of the tiny Mediterranean islands.

The task might establish, many thanks to the combination of these elements, a genuine interruption in the territory and represent a version for lasting development procedures based on culture of the island as well as coastal facts of the nation.

The project is additionally with the ability of transferring a poetic message, a vision of society, which prolongs from the small truth of the island as a yearn for all of us, to the community, in the months that await us “.

History of Procida.

The origins of the name of the island are lost in between fact as well as tale.

Amongst the most symptomatic theories is the one that derives the name Procida from the Greek “prochetai” it suggests: lies; for the morphology of the island. Others still obtain the name from that of a nurse of Aeneas called Procida, hidden there by him.

According to the most reliable testaments, the first news concerning Procida dates back to the eighth century BC. when, originating from the island of Eubea, the Calcidese (a Greek commune in the perimeter of Central Greece) settlers landed there with their cultural baggage, in the artistic and social fields.

It is after that the turn of the Romans that chose the mainland to the Phlegrean islands (a volcanic location of Naples) as a vacation website, as their volcanic nature did not offer itself to the constructive splendour of Roman architecture. Just Capri, because of its sedimentary rock rocks, had the honour of ending up being an imperial seat.

During the very early Middle Ages, Saracen pirates that invaded the occupants frequently beat the island. Among the most disastrous raids are those of the Muslim corsairs led by Barabarossa.

And also the legend of San Michele Arcangelo, who later came to be the tutelary saint of the island, is linked to one of the lots of Saracen raids.

After the Saracen raids, the coastlines of the island were filled with watchtowers as well as the common rural residences spread in the hinterland of the island as well as the seaside fishermen’s houses were abandoned for the more secure headland of Terra Murata (formerly called Terra Casata given that in this field the houses of the Procidani collected to much better safeguard themselves from Saracen raids) which, with its 91 m height, was the only defensible factor of the island.Here the pocidani dug their homes in the tuff, built embankments as well as dug ditches.

The regional economic situation transformed from maritime to rural due to defensive demands. Throughout the day like this, the people of Procida went to the neighboring areas to return at sundown or at the sound of the alarm system bell.

In the late Center Ages, Procida had its own feudal lords: Giovanni da Procida from 1210 to 1258, the Cossa 1339-1529 and the d’Avalos from 1530 to 1729, adhered to by the Bourbons.

The waters of Procida were likewise the scene, in July 1552, of a marine exploration throughout which the Ottomans captured seven galleys from a Neapolitan team under the orders of Andrea Doria.

The island passed to the Neapolitan crown in 1644, was occupied 3 times by the British: in 1799, during the Parthenopean Republic; from 1806 to 1809 in the French duration against Giuseppe Bonaparte as well as G. Murat and also in 1813 during the anti-Napoleonic wars.

The subsequent background of Procida does not comply with a specific program, however is mainly linked to the occasions of Naples.

The island of Procida-Facts-

Procida, an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is located at the entry to the Gulf of Naples, between Ischia (to the west) as well as Capo Miseno (to the eastern).

With its 4 square kilometres of surface area, it is the smallest of the sis siblings Ischia as well as Capri, but it has almost 11,000 inhabitants (named Procidani).

To the west of Procida and connected to the last by a bridge, looking towards Ischia, stands the unoccupied island of Vivara, entirely covered with Mediterranean scrub.

Procida is of volcanic beginning, and traces of ancient craters can still be acknowledged in its common crescent gulfs (sources speak of 5 or 7 craters); the soil consists of deep yellow-colored tuffs as well as a layer of gray tuff on the surface.

It reaches a maximum elevation of 91 meters and also is consequently instead flat; but the vibrant inhabited areas with polychrome residences, the abundant plant life within which a regular spontaneous Mediterranean design blends, the clear and beaming sea, and the beautiful seaside rocks, generate landscape views of uncommon appeal, and also make it a prominent vacationer location.

To appreciate its appeal, to take pleasure in those spectacles transfused into art, literary works, the several movies shot there, one need to roam via its slim streets, via its alleys.

The pen can just partially define the fantastic phenomenon offered to those who arrive on the island, but it can revive the historic, political, ecclesiastical occasions of the past.