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Ponza

Ponza is an Italian island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Lazio, Italy. It is the largest of the Pontine Islands, and the only one with a permanent population. The island is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters.

Ponza is believed to have been inhabited since the Neolithic era, and it has been an important port since the Roman era. The island has been a strategic military stronghold for centuries, and it was a popular destination for Roman emperors and aristocrats. During the Middle Ages, the island was part of the Kingdom of Naples, and it was often used as a refuge for political exiles.

In the 19th century, Ponza was used as a prison for political dissidents, including the famous Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. In the 20th century, the island was used as a base for the Italian Navy during World War II.

Today, Ponza is a popular tourist destination, particularly for visitors from mainland Italy. The island is known for its picturesque villages, its fresh seafood, and its stunning beaches. The island also has a rich cultural heritage, with several ancient ruins and churches.

The island is connected to the mainland by ferry, and it is served by the Ponza-Formia-Gaeta Airport. The island is also a popular destination for sailing, with its many coves and bays providing a perfect setting for a relaxing cruise.

Excursion tips for a day in Ponza

As a tourist in Ponza, Italy, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in this beautiful island. Here are some of the top things to do on a day trip to Ponza:

1. Visit the Chiaia di Luna Beach – this stunning beach is renowned for its crystal clear waters, white sand, and spectacular rock formations.

2. Explore Palmarola Island – take a boat trip to this uninhabited island and go snorkeling and swimming in its pristine waters.

3. Take a scenic walk around Ponza – explore the cobbled streets, narrow alleys, and charming squares of this picturesque island.

4. Visit the Grotta del Fungo – explore this beautiful sea cave, which is filled with stalactites and stalagmites.

5. Enjoy a meal of fresh seafood – sample some of the delicious local seafood dishes, such as spaghetti alle vongole or frittura di paranza.

6. Take a boat trip to Ventotene – take a boat trip to this nearby island and explore its old Roman ruins.

7. Try some of the local wines – sample some of the local wines, such as the white Bianco di Ponza and the red Lacrima di Ponza.

8. Go scuba diving – explore the underwater world of Ponza and discover its vibrant marine life.

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The climate in Ponza

Ponza in Italy experiences a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. In the winter, temperatures average around 10-14°C, with occasional rain. In the spring, temperatures start to rise and the rainfall decreases, making it the ideal time to visit. During the summer, temperatures can reach highs of 28-30°C, with little rainfall. The autumn months are mild, with temperatures ranging from 15-20°C, and some rainfall. Overall, Ponza has a pleasant climate throughout the year, making it a great destination for tourists.

Cruise weather for Ponza

Our weather forecast for Ponza helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 26.5 °C
16.2 m/s
22.7 m/s
15.2 %
24.1 m
80.6 %
1,014 hPa
05:51:12
20:37:14
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.2 °C
18.4 m/s
25.9 m/s
9.5 %
24.1 m
80.0 %
1,015 hPa
05:52:02
20:36:33
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.3 °C
15.1 m/s
22.3 m/s
1.3 %
24.1 m
79.3 %
1,014 hPa
05:52:52
20:35:49
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.3 °C
14.8 m/s
22.3 m/s
17.6 %
24.1 m
81.8 %
1,010 hPa
05:53:43
20:35:04
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27 °C
14.4 m/s
19.4 m/s
38.4 %
24.1 m
78.4 %
1,010 hPa
05:54:35
20:34:17
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 26.2 °C
25.9 m/s
28.8 m/s
1.8 %
24.1 m
77.0 %
1,009 hPa
05:55:28
20:33:28
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 25.5 °C
31.0 m/s
34.9 m/s
10.1 %
24.1 m
78.0 %
1,010 hPa
05:56:21
20:32:38
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.6 °C
29.2 m/s
33.0 m/s
23.7 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,009 hPa
05:57:15
20:31:45
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 26 °C
19.4 m/s
20.9 m/s
0.6 %
24.1 m
75.6 %
1,008 hPa
05:58:09
20:30:51
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 25.8 °C
18.4 m/s
20.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,010 hPa
05:59:04
20:29:56
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 25.6 °C
12.6 m/s
12.6 m/s
38.0 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,012 hPa
05:59:59
20:28:58
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 26.2 °C
15.1 m/s
15.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:00:55
20:27:59
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 26.6 °C
18.4 m/s
22.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,013 hPa
06:01:51
20:26:58
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 26.6 °C
19.8 m/s
24.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
73.8 %
1,012 hPa
06:02:48
20:25:56

Cruises to Ponza

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Scheduled ship calls in Ponza, Italy
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Sep. 2024 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 Sea Cloud 08:00 am 01:00 pm
Oct. 6th 2024 Sunday, 6th of Oct. 2024 Sea Cloud 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 1st 2025 Sunday, 1st of Jun. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Jul. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Jul. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Jul. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Jul. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2025 Sunday, 31st of Aug. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2025 Friday, 5th of Sep. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 9th 2025 Tuesday, 9th of Sep. 2025 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 11th 2025 Thursday, 11th of Sep. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 20th 2025 Saturday, 20th of Sep. 2025 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 21st 2025 Sunday, 21st of Sep. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 02:00 pm 06:00 pm
Sep. 26th 2025 Friday, 26th of Sep. 2025 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Oct. 2025 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Oct. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Oct. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 01:30 pm 07:00 pm
Oct. 6th 2025 Monday, 6th of Oct. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Oct. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 11th 2026 Monday, 11th of May 2026 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 3rd 2026 Wednesday, 3rd of Jun. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 29th 2026 Monday, 29th of Jun. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 7th 2026 Tuesday, 7th of Jul. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 20th 2026 Monday, 20th of Jul. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 28th 2026 Tuesday, 28th of Jul. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 15th 2026 Saturday, 15th of Aug. 2026 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 28th 2026 Friday, 28th of Aug. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2026 Monday, 31st of Aug. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Oct. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am

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