Pontine Island

Pontine Island

Leaving from Nettuno

The islands Zannone, Gavi, Palmarola, Ventotene, Santo Stefano and Ponza, the main, are all part of the Pontine archipelago. They are characterized by small picturesque towns, jagged cliffs and amazing seabeds. For those who find themselves in the Lazio coast, Pontine islands are a destination not to be missed.

POINT OF INTERESTS

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Nettuno

Located 50 kilometers away from Rome, Nettuno is our boarding port. Nettuno extends beyond the town of Anzio and it used to be a holiday destination to ancient Romans. Then, from the Middle Age to Italy’s unification, this town has been the estate of many families, inhabitants of the Lazio region.

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Palmarola

This small island is only inhabited in summer, offering shelter within its picturesque caves dug out under its rocky walls. The habit of living in caves dates back in the XVII century, when citizens needed to hide from pirates. Today, the wild and fascinating Palmarola is considered a precious site of interest for the community.

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Ponza

This island doesn’t need any introduction, especially for those who live in the region. Ponza is the most touristy among the Pontine islands. Part of its many marvels are its marine ecosystem full of lively biodiversity, caves and wreaks to discover, which make this area the ideal place for divers. The island also holds signs of the passage of old civilizations, such as Romans and Greeks, through necropolis, artificial caves and ruins of imperial villas.

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Gaeta

Gaeta is a suggestive coastal town, known for its natural beauties and its ancient village built on top of a plummeting hill. Most of the main attractions, mostly natural reserves, caves and parks, can be found just a few minutes away from the town.

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Ventotene

Ventonene’s city center is a small and picturesque municipality located in front of the ancient Roman port carved in tuff. The island is full of tiny beaches, the majority of which are only reachable by sea. Ventotene is famous for having hosted many illustrious families, confined in the island for political reasons. One example is Giulia, daughter of the emperor Ottaviano Augusto who built a villa for the purpose that is still accessible. Finally, Ventotene is also a heaven for divers, thanks to its rich biodiversity, to the many underwater treasures and to its proximity to the protected marine area of Santo Stefano.

POINT OF INTERESTS

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Nettuno

Located 50 kilometers away from Rome, Nettuno is our boarding port. Nettuno extends beyond the town of Anzio and it used to be a holiday destination to ancient Romans. Then, from the Middle Age to Italy’s unification, this town has been the estate of many families, inhabitants of the Lazio region.

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Palmarola

This small island is only inhabited in summer, offering shelter within its picturesque caves dug out under its rocky walls. The habit of living in caves dates back in the XVII century, when citizens needed to hide from pirates. Today, the wild and fascinating Palmarola is considered a precious site of interest for the community.

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Ponza

This island doesn’t need any introduction, especially for those who live in the region. Ponza is the most touristy among the Pontine islands. Part of its many marvels are its marine ecosystem full of lively biodiversity, caves and wreaks to discover, which make this area the ideal place for divers. The island also holds signs of the passage of old civilizations, such as Romans and Greeks, through necropolis, artificial caves and ruins of imperial villas.

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Gaeta

Gaeta is a suggestive coastal town, known for its natural beauties and its ancient village built on top of a plummeting hill. Most of the main attractions, mostly natural reserves, caves and parks, can be found just a few minutes away from the town.

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Ventotene

Ventonene’s city center is a small and picturesque municipality located in front of the ancient Roman port carved in tuff. The island is full of tiny beaches, the majority of which are only reachable by sea. Ventotene is famous for having hosted many illustrious families, confined in the island for political reasons. One example is Giulia, daughter of the emperor Ottaviano Augusto who built a villa for the purpose that is still accessible. Finally, Ventotene is also a heaven for divers, thanks to its rich biodiversity, to the many underwater treasures and to its proximity to the protected marine area of Santo Stefano.

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