Ventotene, Italy

Ventotene is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of Campania, Italy. It is the remains of an ancient volcano, and is part of the Pontine Islands. The island is elongated, with a length of 3 kilometres and a maximum width of about 800 metres. Santo Stefano is located 2 kilometres to the east, and Ponza is 40 kilometres to the west.

Attractions include the sea with its crystal-clear waters and rich and varied marine life, the volcanic rocks, the fragrant colourful Mediterranean maqius and the birds that stop here on their long migratory journeys. The abandoned prison can be visited on neighbouring Santo Stefano. However the greatest attraction is the tranquility that Ventotene offers.

Things to See & Do

* Piazza Castello
* Prison on Santo Stefano
* Scuba diving and snorkeling
* Archeological museum

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 1.54 km²
Population – 640 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – 39

Port Location – The Ventotene port is located within walking distance of the town.

Travel Links –Ventotene can be reached by ferry and hydrofoil throughout the year from Ponza and Formia. A seasonal ferry is available from Terracina and in the summer a shipping line sometimes operates from Fiumicino (Rome).

Ventotene is small and can very easily be covered on foot.

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