Ponza Island

Hello everybody, Ill be in Rome at the end of October, I was wondering if the island of Ponza can be visited at that time of the month, does anybody have any information about the island, if its accessible? how to get there from Rome? and all that good stuff,thanks

Posted by juan
whittier, ca, usa
78 posts

also this is going to be my first time in Italy and Rome my main destination will be in Rome for 7 days, I want to do one day excursion outside of Rome, would a visit to Ponza be to much for the first visit to Rome? or is it do able, or should I stick too Pompeii?

Posted by rachele
94 posts

Although I have not been to Ponza, I have researched it and it is easy, although it would be a very long day and I would spend the night. The train from Rome Termini to Formia-Gaeta takes an hour to an hour and a half, and the ferry from Formia to Ponza takes from one hour and forty minutes to two and a half hours (slow boat, fast boat).

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
6521 posts

What is attracting you to Ponza? It's a summer-oriented destination and you may find that most tourist-oriented businesses will be shuttered by October. There are many easy and lovely daytrips from Rome including Ostia Antica, Orvieto and Tivoli/Hadrian's Villa. Ron in Rome has excellent info on those here: http://www.roninrome.com/sites-attractions/outside-rome