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Family trip to Isole Pontine with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

il mare di Palmarola The Pontine Islands are quite small – the whole archipelago occupies only 11 square kilometers – and is quite suitable for family holidays. There are no water parks, entertainment centers, and other children's entertainments, familiar to the modern travelers, although, if you want, you can simply go to mainland Italy – for example, it’s only a couple of hours by sea from Ponza. The islands themselves are perfect for a measured bathing in warm waters on the beautiful beaches, leisure walks and a quiet exploration of natural and historical attractions together with your child.
The cuisine of the Pontine Islands is typically Italian. However, if you want, you can search the menu to find the dishes of other countries. Thanks to the large influx of tourists, everyone … Open
Be sure to find out and tell your child as many legends and stories about the islands as possible. The fact is, the first inhabitants left their traces here in prehistoric times, and the ancient Romans actively used the Pontine Islands as a base for fishing. You can find evidence of this on Ponza and Ventotene, the only inhabited islands of the archipelago. On Ponza, for example, in addition to the many preserved Roman aqueducts, bridges, and necropolises, near the harbor you can see the Grotto di Pilato, an almost undisturbed system of tunnels, basins, and grottos, which, according to the scientists, were used for catching eels. What child will refuse to visit such a place?
Be sure to take the time to visit Ventotene. It is believed that it was the place where Odysseus was bewitched by the voices of sirens. However, the island is interesting not only as part of the ancient heritage of Antiquity but also as a living monument of history. Even the kids will like the opportunity to visit the well-preserved villas of the rich ancient Romans, and older children will be able to discuss the Mussolini regime, strolling along the big port of the ancient Rome era and Roman prisons, which not so long ago the dictator used for keeping the prisoners. Copyright
While traveling among the Pontine Islands, remember that the locals, like all the Italians, are very expressive. In the conversation, it is more important for them to express an emotional … Open
From Ventotene you can get to the uninhabited island of Santo Stefano, where the child will like the beautiful views and the opportunity to be very close to an extinct volcano. Zannone, a protected island, where the rare trees, like a stone oak, still growing, and migrating birds stop, will be interesting for young naturalists. Gavi, an island with a single house on the very top of the mountain, brings to mind the thoughts about the fantasy heroes. However, even if your child does not believe in fairy tales, he will still be interested in wandering along the paths of an uninhabited island and enjoying an unusually close nature. You can get to Gavi from Ponza by renting a boat.
A boat voyage around the island is another opportunity to give the child a lot of pleasant experiences. The easiest and most affordable option is to go to the port and take a sit on any excursion boat. The boats depart from 10 a.m. till 11.30 a.m., so if you want to catch a boat later, you should think about renting an individual water motor transport. The tour ends at around 4.30 p.m., and during this time you and your child can learn a lot about Ponza and admire the beautiful coastal landscapes. Such an excursion will give you an opportunity to visit those beaches and bays, where you can’t get any other way, except by sea.
The Pontine Islands were inhabited far back in Antiquity. For a long time after this, pirates and time dominated here, and therefore a fairly large number of architectural monuments of the … Open
On Ponza there is an opportunity to improve and strengthen the health of your child in the mud baths, to stroll through the ruins of the Roman necropolis, to visit Villa Giulia, preserved from the Ancient times in almost unchanged form, and, of course, to swim in clean water. If your child is more comfortable on an equipped beach, then go to Spiaggia Di Frontone. You can swim on any beach you like – the water here is always warm, clean, and when you descend into the water, there are almost no sharp stones. If your child is fond of snorkeling, then on he will be able to find many places to observe the underwater world on the Pontine Islands. Young divers will also be happy to explore the underwater grottos and caves abound in the islands.
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Amusement parks near Isole Pontine
♥   Amusement park 'Magic World' Giugliano in Campania, 73.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Edenlandia' Naples, 82.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Rainbow Magicland' , 103.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Zoomarine' , 106.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Oasi Park' , 124.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Water attractions around Isole Pontine
♥   Water park 'Rainbow Magic Land' Valmontone, Roma, 103.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Zoomarine' Torvaianica, Pomezia, 106.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Aquariums in Isole Pontine and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Stazione Zoologica di Napoli' , 87.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Isole Pontine
♥   Zoo 'Zoo Di Napoli' Naples, 82.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Parco del Sole' Collazzone, Perugia, 103.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Bioparco Faunistico d Abruzzo' Castel di Sangro, L’Aquila, 123.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Bioparco di Roma' Rome, 132.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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