Ponza

Ponza, capital of the homonymous island belonging to the Pontine islands, represents a small Mediterranean paradise. Ponza attracts above all lovers of the sun and the crystalline sea. It is also an island of great seafood cuisine and excellent wines that can only be reached by boat but which is worth visiting. Click here to find out every detail about the Island of Ponza.

Thanks to its geographical position, it is the favorite destination for many who reach Ponza for:

  • Take part in scuba diving to admire the transparent seabed rich in fish;
  • Take a boat tour of the island of Ponza, to admire the beaches of the island more closely and immerse yourself in the pristine waters and discover the thousand legends of this island. It will let you discover hidden ravines, rocks and caves with mythical names, including the caves: Grotta di Ponzio Pilato with the Roman fishpond, the Blue Caves , the Grotta degli Smeraldi , the Natural Pools and the Grotta della Maga Circe .
  • Let yourself be enchanted by breathtaking scenery given by coves, bays and beaches, overlooking waters ranging from green to turquoise, protected by white rocks and Mediterranean vegetation. Among the numerous coves, bays and beaches we remember the most beautiful and evocative:
  • the bay of Bagno Vecchio , a stony and sheltered beach that can be reached from the port on foot and which houses a Roman necropolis;
  • the Fronton Beach , the perfect beach for the most fashionable. It is therefore also equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas and shortly before sunset it turns into an open-air disco.
  • Cala del Core , a beach that is certainly quieter than the previous one, where on the rock, the magma has formed a heart that seems to bleed;
  • Cala Felce , is a sheltered and characteristic bay, thanks to the sulphurous rocks that paint a large part of it yellow.

Moreover, Ponza is not only sea but also a rich historical and naturalistic heritages to be discovered. Colonized by the Greeks and Romans, Ponza preserves a series of Roman structures ranging from the port to the imperial villas, from swimming pools to fish ponds and the Bourbon intervention is also visible throughout the island.

In fact, among the most cultural and historical attractions of the city, it is possible to visit:

  • The Church of Saints Silverio and Domitilla , the most important monument of Ponza.
  • The Ethnographic Museum of Ponza , born from the idea of Gerardo Mazzella. He was an enthusiast who has collected and exhibited in a cave a set of tools, photographs, letters, statues, furnishings and accessories that tell the history and life of Ponza as it was one time. After visiting the museum, visitors can regenerate themselves in the garden facing the sea and why not taste the local specialties.

At the end, you cannot miss a gastronomic tour  where the sea is the protagonist of the tables with fish, shellfish and seafood. Ponza’s specialties are spaghetti with fellone crab , linguine with lobster , tiella,. Among the desserts instead we find the Zeppole di San Giuseppe and the Casatiello. Do not miss the local fine wines such as the white of Punta Fieno , but also Biancolella , Nero D’Avola , Moscato. If you want to know more about this breathtaking island click here to discover our schedule – GO CRUISE.

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