photo by Edoardo Costa

One of the Pontine Islands, Ventotene is formed by the remains of an ancient volcano. The port still has some volcanic ash structures that can be seen.

Ventotene is very small, only three kilometers long and a maximum of 800 meters wide, not yet been discovered by international tourists. It is mostly visited by holidaymakers from Rome and Naples. The island has 700 permanent inhabitants and during the winter season it reaches several thousands.

During ancient times, the Romans used the island as a prison and in the Second World War Mussolini used it as a prison camp.

There are frequent trains from Rome's Termini Station and two hours by ferry later you're in Ventotene. You can also take the ferry from Anzio and Naples.

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