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Ponza, Lazio

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Country  Italy
Elevation  10 m (30 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Patron saint  Pope Silverius
Local time  Friday 12:24 AM
Province / Metropolitan city  Latina (LT)
Demonym(s)  Ponzesi
Province  Province of Latina
Region  Lazio
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Frazioni  Campo Inglese, Giancos, Guarini, I Conti, Le Forna, Santa Maria
Weather  13°C, Wind SE at 14 km/h, 89% Humidity

Ponza is a comune (municipality) of the Province of Latina in the Italian region Lazio. It comprises the four islands of the western part of the Pontine archipelago in the Gulf of Gaeta (central Tyrrhenian Sea): Ponza itself, Palmarola, Zannone, and Gavi. The economy of Ponza is essentially based on fishing and summer tourism.


Map of 04027 Ponza Province of Latina, Italy

The islands

The main centre of the island is the port of Ponza, which stands towards the southern end of the eastern coast and is the seat of the commune. Other settlements include Guarini, Giancos, I Conti and Santa Maria in the centre of the island and Campo Inglese and Le Forna in the north.

The second largest of the islands is Palmarola which lies some 10 kilometres (6 mi) to the west of Ponza. It is inhabited only in the summer months and is the site of a nature reserve. The church of San Silverio recalls Pope Silverius’ death while in exile on the island.

The island of Zannone is some 10 kilometres (6 mi) to the north-west of Ponza and is completely uninhabited: even overnight stays are prohibited. This forms part of the Circeo National Park.

The tiny island of Gavi lies only 120 metres (390 ft) off the northeastern tip of Ponza.

Twin towns

  • Aglientu, Italy
  • Ischia, Italy, since 2013
  • References

    Ponza, Lazio Wikipedia

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