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Palmarola Island

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Palmarola Island
West side


Palmarola Island
West side


Palmarola Island

Palmarola Island

Palmarola Island
a house in the tuff


Palmarola Island
West side


Palmarola Island
SE side

Palmarola Island
SE side

Palmarola Island
SE side

Palmarola Island
SE side

Palmarola Island
SE side

Palmarola Island
SE side

Palmarola Island
North side
       
The Palmarola and Ponza Island are situated on the North of Naples and on the South of Rome about 25 nautical miles off the coast. These Islands are residues of ancient volcanos and consists mainly out of very polychrome tuff ranging from white to dark brown forming a wonderful nature.
There are no harbors at Palmarola. The best anchoring bays are:
- on the W side over 5 meters depth sandy ground before the beach, well protected against winds ranging from North to South.
- on the SE side over 5 meters of rocky ground, well protected against winds from W to E.

Ponza Island

Map


E Ponza island


E Ponza island


Ponza Village
E Ponza island


Ponza Village
E Ponza island


The harbor

E Ponza island


The harbor
E Ponza island


mooring at
the Ponza harbor

Cala del Frontone
E Ponza

Cala del Core
E Ponza

E Ponza island


Scoglio Evangelista
E Ponza island

SW Ponza island

Le Forna
Ponza W Side

Le Forna
Ponza W side
     
Ponza is the main Island of the pontinian archipelago. The pontinian people was dislocated here from Pozzuoli (North of Naples) in the 18th century and were mainly dedicated to fishing. Now Ponza is a main holidays objective and has evolved consequently. The nature at Ponza is beautiful. The harbor at Ponza is small, poor protected and very busy in the summer months. There are a lot of good anchoring points at Ponza mainly over good, sandy ground and there is a good protected bay for each wind direction. Often in the night there is forming a NE wind rendering impossible to stay longer on anchor in exposed bays. The main wind direction in the summer months is NW.

Zannone Island
Sorry, no pictures of Zannone. There are there no good anchoring sites.

Ventotene & Santo Stefano Islands

Map


SE side


Entry to the roman harbor


The roman harbor


The roman harbor


The roman harbor


Inside the new harbor


East side

The village

The village

The village
 
Santo Stefano Island
SE side
Ventotene is located about half a way from Ponza to Ischia Island. Ventotene consists out of brownish tuff and is well known since the roman empire. There are a lot of roman vestiges at Ventotene. Visit the small museum in the village, it's interesting. The roman harbor, very small but perfectly protected, was excavated out of the tuff by the Romans. At the North of the roman harbor there is the new harbor. In the new harbor bay there can be anchored or fastened at the peer. In the night there is forming often a NE wind forming very disturbing waves in the harbor, dangerous if the boat is fastened to the peer. Don't use this harbor with winds NE to E.
The West side of Ventotene is under natural protection. Stay at least 1 nautical mile off the coast.
The Santo Stefano Island is located next to Ventotene. There was in the past a penitentiary used during the fascistic regime for political prisoners.
The old penitentiary can be visited with guided tours starting at Ventotene.

The sea around Santo Stefano is under natural protection. Stay at least 1 nautical mile off the coast.

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