Ponza is the largest of the Pontine Islands, a pretty archipelago off the Italian coast south of Rome. It is a crescent shaped island which is popular with water-lovers. The island's main appeal is its landscape, shoreline and atmosphere.
The island is famed for its Blue Grottos, which were created by the Etruscans. It has the Serpents Grotto and the Roman Gallery, which is a Roman tunnel that connects the town of Ponza to one large beach called Spiaggia di Chiaia di Luna (Half Moon Beach), on its west side. It is ideal for bathing and enjoying the sunshine towards the other end of the island, near Le Forna.
Things to See & Do
* Grotte di Pilato
* Chiaia di Luna beach
* Piscine Naturali - natural pools
* Necropoli ruins
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Italian
Land Area - 7.3 km²
Population - 3,500 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +39
Port Location - The main port is located in the harbor at Ponza Porto.
Travel Links - Ponza can be reached in a few hours by boat from Rome. The island's two principal settlements, Ponza Porto and Le Forna are connected by bus.