Circe and Ulysses Island, shrouded in legends and myths and surrounded by natural beauties, was defined a paradise on earth by Eugenio Montale. Today among the most beautiful villages in the province of Latina and in the Lazio Region, living Ponza is an all-around experience.
The largest between the Pontine Islands, Ponza is the perfect tourist destination for those who are in search of the true contact with nature.
“An island which has remained an island
a microcosm in itself
Ponza is grumpy and beautiful
shy, diffident and never predictable
Amongst prickly pear plants, bougainvillea and ‘explosions’ of broom plants,
I lose myself in the beauty of its sunsets
and have found my paradise here on earth.”
This is how Eugenio Montale described it in verse, so for all those who still love it today, it is a paradise on earth.
A few kilometers from the Circeo coasts, the archipelago of the Pontine Islands opens up and shows us in all its beauty Ponza, an island of volcanic origin, a magnificent concentrate of beaches, stacks and coves. Near the port, a semicircle of houses in white and pink colors welcomes you, showing a fantastic profile, which offers visions of heart touching beauty. Once landed, the scent of sea salt and fresh seafood will immediately make you want to take a seat in one of the local restaurants, taking part in an unforgettable explosions of taste. But don’t stop at the first impression.
Ponza is made of known and wild places, those to be enjoyed on foot before sunset, or by bicycle, with the wind playing with your hair. The tourist port and the historic center, in fact, open out over mule tracks accompanying you through the island’s mountainous interior and less crowded coves, reachable only by the sea.