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The Geography of Ponza
The largest of the Italian Archipelago’s Pontine Islands, Ponza is situated 33km south of Cape Circeo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ponza is also the name given to the island’s commune, which is part of the province of Latina in the Lazio region.
Ancient Greek Story of a Grotta
An island steeped in history and legend, Ponza has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Evidence of its Roman history is still very much apparent. Local legend suggests that the name Ponza was taken from an infamous island inhabitant, Pontius Pilate.
The town of Ponza’s harbour can accommodate a few large yachts and is the ideal place to moor whilst on a Ponza yacht charter, however there are designated areas offshore for vessels to drop anchor if space is limited in high season.
Two beaches of note on the island include the Spiaggia Di Chiaia di Luna, or ‘Half Moon Beach’, which lies close to the Roman Galleria and Sorceress’s Grotta. It can be accessed by a Roman tunnel that runs for 180ft and connects the beach to Ponza town. The second, Spiaggia Delle Felci, is popular with visitors drawn by its exceptional beauty.
Palmarola for An Incredible Lunch
Venture to the small island of Palmarola just 8 miles west of Ponza for a fantastic lunch of shellfish pasta. The restaurant is seasonal and booking is advised, as it is the only restaurant on the island that boasts a total of two buildings; the only other building on the island belongs to one of the first families of fashion, the Fendis.
A Natural Cathedral of Volcanic Rock
After your meal a short stroll will bring Palmarola’s most impressive geological feature into view. Known as the Cattedrale it is the island’s own natural Gaudiesque cathedral, a towering monument made out of volcanic rock.