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Isole Pontine - Palmarola La Cattedrale Isole Pontine is the archipelago of volcanic origin located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Odysseus. Many amazing legends are associated with these picturesque islands. In the era of the Roman Empire, their unsurpassed beauty attracted the noblesse. Like hundreds of years ago, today Pontine Islands are considered to be the ideal place to stay, so thousands of visitors from all over the world come to local resorts every year. Only two islands of the archipelago are inhabited; those are Ponza and Ventoten. The most popular hotels, as well as a large part of the important sights and equipped beaches are situated there.
Not only Ponza and Ventoten, but also some of the uninhabited islands of the archipelago will suit for beach vacations. Lots of picturesque beaches are located on the island of Ponza, almost … Open
As noted above, the active exploration of the islands took place back in the prehistoric era. Since ancient times, fishing has been one of the main industries of the indigenous population; it still is, as fish farms on the islands may prove. The largest and most interesting among them is Grotto di Pilato located on the island of Ponza. Several fish pools also survived in the eastern part of Ventotena, but the main historical treasure of the picturesque island are ruins of an ancient port. The large-scale port has been constructed here by the Romans; later several large prisons were built on the island, which served as places of exile.
Another grand monument of ancient times is the Roman villa Giulia. The unique construction failed to survive to the present day, but the surviving fragments of the large villa will allow you to appreciate its former glory. Apart from the ruins of Roman aqueducts and the necropolis, tourists are certainly recommended to explore unique natural attractions. Copyright
The main part of popular hotels is concentrated on the island of Ponza. Grand Hotel Chiaia di Luna enjoys unchanged popularity. It’s situated in a beautiful area, close to the Bay of … Open
The tiny uninhabited island of Zannone that is part of the National Park of Circeo is the best fit for admiring nature. This fabulously beautiful island is home to hundreds of rare species of birds, so while walking tourists can see graceful flamingos, cormorants and rare white-tailed eagles. A number of rare plants is also incredibly large. Zannone is considered one of the most beautiful islands of the archipelago. Here, in addition to the exotic birds and animals, the rare zen oak can be seen. The uninhabited Palmarola Island features numerous grottos and caves formed by volcanic activity. The island is considered to be the most interesting from geological point of view.
il mare di Palmarola Some part of priceless historical monuments and natural attractions is hidden under the water, so the Pontine Islands don’t cease to attract snorkelers. During dives, divers can see amazing coral reefs and rare representatives of marine life, as well as sunken ancient ships.
The Pontine Islands are not the place where you can see a large assortment of branded things. For clothes and footwear from world manufacturers, it is better to go to continental Italy, it … Open
Ponza Island is incredibly popular with fans of beachside entertainment and diving. Travelers will find everything they want and even more on the famous beach of Chiaia Di Luna. Here, not far from the coast, there are beautiful reefs that even beginner divers can admire. There are almost no strong waves on this beach, so nothing will prevent visitors from swimming and sunbathing in an absolutely comfortable way. Several diving schools are open in the resort area. In recent years, numerous high-class hotels and balneology centers have appeared on the island.
Despite the fact that the territory of Ventotene Island is a protected area of a national park, some beaches are still open for tourists. On certain months, interesting marine excursions are available to guests of the island. During these tours, attendees can see whales and dolphins. Santo Stefano Island is an uninhabited one. It is a perfect destination for hiking and observing the beauty of the local nature. The terrain makes it easy to explore the island on foot. In some parts of the island, there are still beautiful basaltic rocks that were formed during the volcanic eruption millions of years ago.
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 … Open
In terms of natural landmarks, the uninhabited island of Palmarola remains the most interesting destination. The island is only 1.3 square kilometers large. The coastline of the island is very complicated and is distinguished by numerous beautiful rocks and grottoes, as well as underwater caves. There are also several attractive beaches and many interesting sites for scuba diving. Every day, interesting excursions take place along the island’s coastline. The size of one more uninhabited island, Zannone, is less than one square kilometer. The island is also a part of the national reserve. It is a fantastic place where visitors can see rare endemic plants and dozens of species of migrating birds.
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Survived castles around Isole Pontine
♥   Castle 'Angevin-Aragonese Castle' Gaeta, 51.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Baronal Castle' Fondi, 59.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Aragonese' Ischia, 65.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Roccaguglielma' Esperia, 71.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Caetani Castle' Sermoneta, 79.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Isole Pontine
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Circeo' , 53.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Vesuvio' , 103.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Municipal Park 'La ENEA' , 106.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise' , 117.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Maiella' , 156 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Santa Maria del Fiore is probably the best known landmark of Florence. This magnificent cathedral was built in the 13th – 15th centuries. The building is made in elegant gothic style and decorated with green, red and white marble. Its inner premises are no less beautiful and are decorated with paintings and sculptures. Galleria degli Uffizi is a well-known centre of European art. The gallery exhibits works of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Rafael, Titian, Giorgione and many other internationally famous Italian artists. … Open
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