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At Direct Ferries you can compare Pontine Islands to Italy ferries on the Ponza Formia ferry route with our quick and easy live availability and best price search.
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The Italian island of Ponza is located around 35 km to the south of Cape Circeo in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and is the largest of the Pontine Islands archipelago. Often regarded by visitors as a cheaper and more low key destination than the island of Capri, it is often visited by the rich and famous who are able to keep a lower profile whilst holidaying there. It is also a popular destination for the your of Rome where the island is a popular weekend destination. Ponza Porto is the island's main town which at its heart is the island's harbour and Le Forna to the north.
The island's crystal clear waters make it a haven for visitors who want to relax on its beaches and swim in the sea. There are a number of good restaurants on the island along with a several late night bars and nightclubs. The island's main appeal is it's landscape and lovely atmosphere as there aren't many tourist attractions or monuments on the island.
Ferry services from Ponza depart to Naples, Terracina, Formia and Anzio. There are also hydrofoils (aliscafo) to Anzio and Formia that have a crossing time of about 75 minutes.
Formia is a city and commune on the Mediterranean coast of Lazio, in the province of Latina, Italy, halfway between Rome and Naples. The city is a thriving tourist destination because of its scenic location along the Mediterranean coast.
Historical evidence shows that Formia was inhabited since as far back as 500 B.C. and was founded by ancient Romans. Its name derives from the Greek Ὁρμίαι hormiai, meaning “landing place”. Formia became a well known seaside resort for the Roman aristocracy in the Republican Era and during the days of the Roman Empire.
Formia is a place full of interesting historical sites. The first to be mentioned is the Tomb of Cicero on the southwest side of the town. Cicero was a famous Roman orator, politician and philosopher who challenged Julius Caesar and opposed Mark Anthony. His hatred for Anthony had him assassinated on the Appian Way outside the town in 43 BC.
Some of the other sights include the Tower of Castellone, Remains of the Villa of Mamurra, the Church of San Giovanni Battista e Lorenzo, Church of San Luca, Church of Sant’Erasmo, etc.