The Island Procida is a small low-lying island close to the northwestern end of Golfo di Napoli. The island is composed of four craters now so eroded by the sea that they are difficult to identify as such. The island has suffered less from tourism than Ischia or Capri and retains a noisy and colourful Procidean character. The small town of Procida on the north coast has an oriental air harbour it: flat-roofed cubic houses in white, pink and cream rising up to the forts on the hill. The narrow windy streets have a medieval aspect and the countryside about is terraced and cultivated with orchards and the vine. A large fishing fleet is based on the island. There is little to tell of ancient settlements: it was inhabited in the Neolithic period and used by the Romans as a hunting reserve.