Ponza is a truly delightful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea shaped like a crescent moon. Its glistening blue coastline is varied and dramatic with several rocky coves and sandy beaches as well as numerous grottos, caves and craggy cliffs. The island has clear and limpid waters and is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Life here revolves around the sea so the best way to really appreciate Ponza is to circumnavigate it by boat. Inland the scenery is striking featuring mountains and vine-clad hills that boast sweeping views back down to the coast. There is one main road that snakes a panoramic path from the Port up through to the north of the island and is regularly served by the island’s minibuses.
There are two main inhabited areas: Ponza Town in the south and Le Forna in the north with a few white houses and North African-style dome-roofed dammusi scattered about elsewhere.