Leaving stress, traffic, smog and live happily.
Take refuge in a place not many, but the island of islands.
This section gives you a simple description of our island.
THE SEA, ITS BEACHES AND BAYS.
The island has 41 kilometers (25 miles) of rugged coastline, its volcanic rocks forming numerous inlets, bays and jagged outcrops. Leaving the port to the right hand side you will find the Grotte di Pilato (Pilate’s Caves) which date from Roman times. Straight afterwards you come to the Faraglioni della Madonna (Madonna’s Rocks) and at the southernmost tip of the island is the Faro della Guardia (Guard’s Lighthouse). A bit further on is the famous Chaia di Luna Beach. Continuing along the coast you will come to Capo Bianco (White Cape) which is famous for its tunnel. Further still is the splendid beach Lucia Rosa, well known for its sunsets. Right next to this is Cala Feola bay with its natural swimming pools which can be reached on foot. Another place not to be missed is the Cala Fonte in the north of the island and at the northernmost point can be seen the islet by the name of Gavi. Turning back towards the Port and you will come to one of the most beautiful of the island’s beaches: Arco Naturale (Natural Archway) and then straight after that is Cala Inferno and next to it Core Beach famous for the heart shape formed by the rocks. Before getting back to the Port there is Frontone Beach, fully equipped with sunshades and deckchairs. The beach can easily be reached by taking the ferry.
The following festivals are celebrated on the island: the patron saint S. Silverio (20th June); San Giuseppe (19th March); Madonna Assunta at Le Forna (15th August).
ROADS AND TRANSPORT ON THE ISLAND.
There is an asphalted road linking the Port and S. Maria with Le Forna with a regular bus service. Also it is possible to hire cars and mopeds. Tourist traffic is not allowed in summer.
WHAT TO EAT.
Most typical Ponzan dishes are fish-based. Not to be missed are lobster, granseola, sea bream, ricciola and swordfish.