A Romantic Escape to Ponza

Ponza is ithe largest of the Italian Pontine Islands archipelago. It is a charming and beautiful island with a crystal clear sea.

Ferries and hydrofoils depart from three different towns. Each town is just  over an hours train ride from Rome. Go to the Trenitalia website to book the ticket in advance.

You shouldn’t plan any activity in Ponza but we highly recommend to either rent a boat or get a water taxi to visit the neighboring islands.

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Palmarola for instance, is a nature reserve.  Some people enjoy diving in the area given the beauty of the landscape.

The food is amazing! Don’t miss the seafood and fresh fish. Any restaurant you pick, will satisfy you.

Take a stroll on the island to digest and get lost in the small alleys of the island, tiny colorful streets with lots of hidden treasures.

Also, if you are a party animal and can’t really relax for more than a couple of hours… Il Frontone is the place for you!

Rechable by water taxi, it is the place to go dancing from 6pm unitl the morning after!

The New York Times writes about Ponza: “The best vantage from which to appreciate Ponza is from the sea. During the high summer season — particularly on weekends, when Romans journey two hours to dine on fish and escape the oppressive heat of the capital — waterfront spots accessible by land attract crowds, with hardly an inch to lay your towel on the rocks. But by boat, the island’s charms come to life”.

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