5 Hotels in Isle of Ponza, Italy
Ponza is the most renown and largest resort of the Pontine islands, set 33 km south of Capo Circeo, in the province of Latina.
Many ferry companies link the island during the beautiful season, leaving from the port of Gaeta (59 km south-west) or frrom Terracina, Naples and Fiumicino.
The municipality of Ponza comprises also the island of Zannone and the villages of Forna, Calacaparra, Campo Inglese and La Piana for a total surface of 9,8 sq. kms with a population of little less than 5,000 inhabitants, named 'Pontini'.
The Isle of Ponza is of volcanic origin and represents the rests of a great cone center with two craters: Cala di Ponza and Cala dell'Inferno (cove of hell).
The coastline is mainly very steep and high, very indented and rocky.
The highest point on the Isle of Ponza is the summit of Monte della Guardia (283 meters a.s.l.) that it is located on the southern extremity of the island.
Ponza was renown since the Roman time where the empire political opponents where relegated to exile, as Agrippina but also other sources testify the exile of Nerone.
Furthermore wide testimonies exist stating that the isle of Ponza was already inhabitated dating back to the first centuries before Jesus Crist.
The archaeological diggings carried out during the last century have brought back in light the rests of roman villas, aqueducts and water tanks.
Foundings of many hipogeous areas reveal the presence of a necropolis datable to the first centuries after Jesus Christ.
Ponza has been ever since considered as part of Campania sister islands and it seems in fact that its name drifts to the fact of being situated off shore in full sea, like the farther earth olong the Neapolitan coasts.
Although that the Pontine islands belong in our days to the Province of Latina, its origins, speech and local traditions confirm the tie with Neapolitan culture and not Latium.
An expample is the resort name of 'chiaia' a typically Neapolitan term indicating beach, which is commonly used on the isle.
PORTS & COMPANIES TO GET THERE:
- from Formia: Caremar Traghetti
- from Ponza: Vetor Aliscafi
- from Terracina: Snap
- from Anzio: Vetor
- from Circeo: Talamata
- from Neaples: Snav
- from Fiumicino: Medmargroup
If you may wish to leave your car in Formia, contact Golfo Express parking and garage.
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Longitude:12° 77' 0'' E (12.966667)