Procida, Italy's 2022 ' capital of culture'

Each year my home country celebrates an annually designated "capital of culture," and this year the honour falls to the small island of Procida (population around 10,000), located in Campania a short ferry ride from Naples along with Capri and Ischia (if you've ever seen the charming 1994 film Il Postino, it was shot here, as were scenes for The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon). Why did this quiet little island beat out Ancona, Bari, Cerveteri, Lake Maggiore, L’Aquila, Pieve di Soligo (Treviso), Taranto, Trapani, Verbania, and Volterra? Check out its tourism site



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