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Ponza is the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands and is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the West coast of Italy. This charming island has been described as 'Italy's Secret' by the Independent newspaper. You can compare and find the cheapest ferry crossings available from Ponza with our easy to use booking form. The ferry company that operates out of Ponza is SNAV. SNAV Ponza ferries are only available in the summer, normally from June to September. When they are available we show the latest Ponza ferry timetables, journey times as well as our latest and best prices below.
Ferries to and from Ponza
SNAV ferries is a major ferry company in the Mediterranean connecting Italy, Greece and Croatia. From Ponza, SNAV ferries go to Naples, Casamicciola on the island Ischia and also Ponza's neighbouring island of Ventotene. SNAV has the latest and the fastest fleet in the Mediterranean largely made up of hydrofoils and catamarans capable of high speeds while still offering comfortable journeys. All SNAV catamarans and hydrofoils have cafeterias and snack bars on board.
Ponza port facilities
The port of Ponza is not a large port and therefore extensive facilities are not needed. However, there are many cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby vicinity.
Getting to the port of Ponza
The address for the port can be found to the right. The port and port area, simply known as "porto" is easily found and as most of the island is connected by a road network, the port is easily reached by car. Porto is the largest settlement on the island.
In the Summer months Ponza is a popular destination for Romans wishing to escape the heat of the capital. Dining on fresh seafood in the pretty pastel coloured buildings that surround the port is particularly popular. The scenic port, which is generally filled with small fishing vessels, is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, bakeries and fishmongers. Swimming in the island's crystal clear waters is also popular and some of the most easily accessible beaches can become quite busy in the summer.
Ponza's close proximity to the Italian capital means that the island has been a popular getaway destination right the way from ancient times to the present day. In Imperial times, the nobility built luxurious villas on the island, exploiting its vistas as they relaxed in swimming pools hewn from rock. After the fall of the Empire, the island was abandoned and was not repopulated until 1734, when Charles III of Spain - at the time southern Italy was ruled by the Bourbon dynasty - founded Porto.
Renting a small boat in Ponza is a particularly good idea if you want to escape the Summer crowds and all you need to do so is an ordinary driving licence. Once you're off after a few brief instructions, you're free to explore the unspoilt coastline and seek out your own private pieces of paradise.
So, book your ferry from Italy's 'secret' island simply and securely with AFerry
Banchina Molo di Fazio , I - 04027 Ponza , Italy