It is the first island to win the title since the award was established in 2014. Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage Dario Franceschini made the announcement on January 18.
The tiny island, admired for its old-fashioned charm, lively architecture and vibrant colored houses, won the title thanks to its project entitled La Cultura non Isola or Culture doesn’t isolate, a pun on the Italian word ‘isola’, which means both ‘island’ and ‘isolate’. The project is divided into a calendar that includes 44 cultural projects, 330 days of programming, 240 artists, 40 original works, 8 regenerated cultural spaces.
As the minister Dario Franceschini said during the announcement: “In 2022 we will have returned to normality and culture and tourism will again be important and very strong as they were before the pandemic. Procida will accompany us during this year of restart and rebirth. ”