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Strnnik93
Montreal182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great place to visit by boat. Enjoyed it allot. We stayed overnight there and it was really romantic. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to go around, but we definitely want to come back one day.
Written August 27, 2023
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Justo Gabriel
Killeen, TX133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Business
Forget Capri...this is 100X better! This little gem is paradise, people are lovely, is quiet and romantic and you can not take enough pictures.
Written December 16, 2011
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Francesco Z
Latina, Italy1,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
That's the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea. Only one comment is possible, and it's Jean Jacque Cousteau comment: "That's the most beautiful island in the Mediterraneo". And if this is Cousteau thinking I think it can be truthful as long as he is the most important sea traveller in the world :)
Written April 18, 2015
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Simon F
Tramonti, Italy608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
Totally unique, isolated and stunning!! You will NEVER forget this place or remain unaffected. Amazing.
Written June 12, 2014
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
By no means a competent sailor- not knowing my starboard from port- i used the services of cooperative barcaioli ponzesi,which is reasonably priced and offers knowledgeable local sea captain at the helm.
The first morning we cruised across a rolling sea to Palmarola,a small island west of Ponza,inhabited only in summer,but with an incredible landscape that's truly unique,a kind of lunar terrain tortured into phantasmagorical shapes by wind and rain. Some rock-falls along the coast resemble Roman ruins that have been half-swallowed by the sea,leaving visible what seem like crenelated walls of a castle or the lonely arches of a collapsed temple. one imposing cliff-face is called the Cathedral,because its spires and pinnacles resemble a gothic church. It certainly left my boatload of pilgrims close to a state of religious awe.
My next maritime adventure took me on a slow and thorough circumnavigation of Ponza aboard a boat whose skipper managed to guide us safely through the shoals,past prickly outcropping of rock,in and out of grottoes & caves and,like the camel and the needle's eye,through a natural arch called Spaccapurpo. the arch is thus called, because when fishermen used it as a landmark,and before they lowered their nets there,they cried out "spacca u purpo".... that is, "cut up the octopus for bait".
I liked the look of the nude sunbathers lounging on the spiny rocks like swamis on beds of nails. the captain showed impressive dexterity at inserting and extracting us from La Pesciera Augustea ,an ancient basin that Romans carved into the Promonotorio della Madonna. When he suggested that the basin is used as a combination of swimming pool for people and aquarium for moray eels. Sounded like a bad mix to me!!
Some evenings my dinners resembled the chart of evolutionary chain from the sea... from simple flaccid organisms to molluscs and bivalves and scuttling crustaceans onto finned creatures from squid to clams to shrimps,lobster and tuna.
Sometimes, my favourite,believe it or not,is a hearty local dish of lentil stew.
Written April 3, 2014
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ottavio l
rome36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Great place for a short break near Rome. By car join the porto of Anzio,then after 45min on the hydrofoil join Ponza (or by boat 1,5 hour from Fiumicino); rent a fast zodiac at Diva Luna, join Palmarola in 30min!! try to get there early in the morning when nobody is there!.there are no beaches but you can have wonderful swimms.
Written June 26, 2013
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tom p
Los Angeles, CA64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
rent a boat and take a cooler with you and will forget the world...believe me...beautiful place...and at night go back to Ponza..and have dinner at any restaurant at the marina..!!!
Written July 31, 2019
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Ed C
Arlington, VA769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Our cruise ship docked off of Palmarola and interested passengers were taken in a tender around the island. The views of the island were very interesting and the water was incredibly clear. On the lee side of the island were a number of other boats and one gelato vendor who would scurry from boat to boat peddling his wares. A delightful afternoon. I only wish I had the time to go ashore.
Written September 16, 2016
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maescadwgan
cardiff5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
what can I say, we all rave about places that are million of miles away when il "paradise" is just 2 hours from Rome.
Written September 2, 2015
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Emil Stoykov
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The guide Gina was more than awesome. Trip was way beyond perfect and exceeded all expectations. Recommend this any day of the year to everyone. Glad it was part of my vacation in Italy 110%
Written August 13, 2022
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