Ponza Tourism: Best of Ponza
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Ponza and its beauties
With blue waters and a striking mountainous landscape, the island is loved by regular visitors who attempt to keep its charms a secret. Reachable in a few hours from Rome and Naples, the island boasts clean and limpid waters.
Holidaymakers swim from beaches, from rocks, and from boats (available for organised trips or to hire at the port). There are some excellent restaurants on Ponza, as well as a few options for late-night drinking and dancing. There aren't many tourist sights or monuments on Ponza: the island's main appeal is its landscape, shoreline and atmosphere.
Boat trips enable visitors to explore the other Pontine Islands, including the nature reserve of Zannone. Along the shore you can see the Grotte di Pilato, three caves where the Romans dug fishpools to raise their seafood supper.
Underwater there are wrecks to discover, while ashore there are mule-tracks to wander, and ruins to visit, including the remains of a Roman port at Santa Maria, and a Roman necropolis.
Ponza's most popular beach is Chiaia di Luna, a long crescent of sand under high cliffs accessible by foot from the port. Towards the other end of the island, near Le Forna, are the Piscine Naturali, lovely natural pools ideal for bathing and enjoying the sunshine.
A bus service runs the length of the island, connecting the port and Le Forna. Water taxis will also take you around the island to coves and beaches.
Chiaia di Luna's beach
Chiaia di Luna is the large beach that is located in a little bay formed by a beautiful cliff. It is on the opposite side of the island from the city of Ponza and can be reached by walking through the very old, dark Roman tunnel. You can also follow the road up to the top of the cliff for a wonderful view of the beach.
Maybe some day I'll load a picture on here, but you can always google it if you want to see what I'm talking about. The only thing I didn't like about this beach was the stuff that looked like brown paper shreds (seaweed I assume) that would stick to your feet.
Otherwise, this place was great. Also, just before the tunnel is a cute enoteca with a very nice woman who is more than happy to help you pick out a bottle of wine.
The city of Ponza is located in the county of Latina. The Patron saint is San Silverio. Ponza has Campo Inglese, Giancos, Guarini, I Conti, Le Forna, Santa Maria as wards and the demonym of natives is "ponzesi".
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