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Hotel Mari
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Corso Carlo Pisacane, 19Ponza

Casa Vacanze Magi - Appartamento Platani
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via dante snc. Check-in takes place at Agenzia Magi Via Banchina Nuova 22Ponza

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Corso Carlo Pisacane 84Ponza

Casa Vacanze Magi - Monolocale Fonte 2
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Via Le Forno snc Check-in takes place at Agenzia Magi Via Banchina Nuova 22Ponza

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Ponza is the largest island in the Pontine Group off the coast of Italy south of Rome and north of Naples.

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Allegedly named after Pontius Pilate (although this is now disputed) Ponza was first colonized by the Etruscans. In Roman times it was used as a place to deport, and usually put to death, those who fell foul of Rome's authorities. In the Middle Ages it could not be protected against raids by Saracens and pirates and was abandoned. It was re-occupied in the 18th Century. The island is a popular tourist spot for Italian holidaymakers in the summer, although some of the popular beaches have been closed because of falling rocks that have in the past killed sunbathers.

In the Italian Fascist era Ponza served as a penal colony. Ironically, Mussolini was himself held on Ponza for a few weeks after his arrest in 1943.

Ponza is a popular location for filmmakers. Perhaps the most famous was Federico Fellini who filmed Satyricon in 1969.

Get in

From Rome, Ponza can be reached by train or car to Formia followed by a two-hour ferry [1]. There are frequent trains from Rome's Termini station. There are also ferries from [[Anzio] www.LazioMar.it From Naples there are also ferries and hydrofoils, but only in the summer [2].

EcoArtTravel offers all-inclusive day trips to Ponza Island departing from Rome in the summer at www.EcoArtTravel.com. They include round trip transportation from/to Rome, all ferry tickets breakfast, lunch, a boat tour and a guide.

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  • Archaeological remains. Ponza has numerous Etruscan, Roman and other remains. Most famous is probably the Roman Gallery which is a Roman tunnel that connects the town of Ponza to the beach of Chiaia di Luna. Another Roman Tunnel that connects Giancos to Santa Maria collapsed a few years ago, following nearby construction work that used explosives, but has now been restored.

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The island of Ventotene can be reached by ferry throughout the year. Ischia is served by ferry and hydrofoil in the summer months.


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