Once united with Procida ...
The islet of Vivara formed about 55,000 years ago looks like a small wild place, untouched by the typical structure of the island.
From a place loved by artisans and hunters, now a favorite with environmentalists and archaeologists. Its highest point is 109 meters and is connected by a bridge, open on rishciesta for guided tours.
The first news dates back to the 1930s thanks to the archaeologist Giorgio Buchner who found materials dating back to the Bronze Age.
Traces of an activity related to metal processing have also been found.
Submarine exploration campaigns have also made it possible to discover traces of population up to 6-9 meters deep, an indication of a datable lowering of the soil
Modern era of the islet
In the fourteenth century BC any activity of stable life on the island disappears and will resume only in the seventeenth drain with the construction of the life of the Duke of Bovino. Probably this was linked to seismic events.
There is only one building, built in 1681 used by Giovanni de Guevara as a “hunting house”.
Since 2002 the island has become a state nature reserve, today the island of Vivara is among the few (if not the only) naturalistic habitat still intact in the Gulf of Naples, still today it offers spectacular backdrops and very rich in marine plants, they are also a attraction for all lovers of snorkeling and scuba diving.
How to reach Vivara?
As mentioned previously, it is connected by a bridge that can be reached from Chiaiolella by bus L1 / L2 or by taxi. Guided tours are temporarily suspended, while normally it can be visited up to the bridge, able to offer magnificent views and a view of everything that surrounds it.