Ponza, Lazio

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.

Ponza
Comune di Ponza
Ponza
Ponza
Coat of arms of Ponza
Coat of arms
Location of Ponza
Ponza is located in Italy
Ponza
Ponza
Location of Ponza in Italy
Ponza is located in Lazio
Ponza
Ponza
Ponza (Lazio)
Coordinates: 40°54′N 12°58′E / 40.900°N 12.967°E / 40.900; 12.967
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceLatina (LT)
FrazioniCampo Inglese, Giancos, Guarini, I Conti, Le Forna, Santa Maria
Government
 • MayorFrancesco Ferraiuolo
Area
 • Total10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2017)[2]
 • Total3,339
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ponzesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
04027
Dialing code0771
Patron saintSt. Silverius
Saint dayJune 20
WebsiteOfficial website

The islandsEdit

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 townsEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.