THE “LITTLE ONE” OF
THE PONTINE ARCHIPELAGO
A Pontine archipelago’s small volcanic island: Ventotene, along with the islet of Santo Stefano, wild and full of mystery, is an intimate island, where the narrow alleys of the village are mixed with the charm of unspoiled landscapes.
The Roman ruins of ancient villas, aqueducts, and the harbor carved in volcanic rock lend a rough and melancholy air to Ventotene, perfect for affording a spell in the tranquil atmosphere of natural, off-the-radar sites.
Ventotene on a luxury charter
A holiday in Ventotene on a charter unveils a beautiful island of low houses, slow rhythm, and the kind of natural landscape that attracts snorkelling, trekking, and sailing enthusiasts.
Yachting in Ventotene lets you experience the thrill of trying water sporks like snorkelling and windsurfing. Interesting spots to explore the sea are Secca dell’Architetto, a 50-meter deep shallow located 300 meters off the coast, “Punta dell’Arco”, reaching a depth of 40 meters and made even more interesting by the presence of two caves, and the shipwreck of Santa Lucia (Relitto di Santa Lucia) that sunk to a depth of about 40 meters following an airplane attack in 1943. Recommended to amateurs is the equally-picturesque Punta Pascone, whose black seabed of volcanic sand featuring a large cave stretches out 15 meters below the surface.
The marina, carved entirely in the rock, offers a safe shelter to boats in case of bad weather. Archaeology buffs cannot miss visiting the Archaeological Museum housed inside the Bourbon fort in the municipality of Ventotene, packed with finds. Villa Giulia, named after the banished daughter of the Roman emperor who lived here, is another evocative site and an important spot of bird migration that attracts birdwatching enthusiasts (note also the Migrations Museum, offering interactive information stands).