Zi’ Carmela on the Island of PONZA….

Are you tired of  green hills and medieval villages of central Italia?  Do you need to add a touch of blue and adventure to your vacation?

Zi’ Carmela, is an old characteristic house on Ponza island.  It is 2 hours South of Rome,  off the beaten track, and reachable  by a 15 minutes walk along the mountain side.  Several paths  lead  from the house to the island’s crystal waters.  You can rent a small boat to explore the coast of the island at your leisure.

Zi’ Carmela is an ideal place to relax and meditate. There is an incredible view of Ponza harbor. It ‘a special place for those who appreciate solitude, but also know how to organize “properly.” Pack light!  You need backpacks instead of suitcases.  Wear walking shoes.

The house is 150 sqm. with 1400 sqm of terraced land.

The house has a large sitting/dining room with 2 sofa that can become two comfortable single beds, 1 double bed with a single sofa bed in the same room, 1 small room with 1 single bed and fireplace, 1 kitchen with an old brick oven, 1 bathroom with shower, a large patio with outside furniture and a lovely  garden.

The owner be there to welcome you upon your arrival.  She will show you all the “secret” places of the island and the many paths to the sea.   There are people not too far who can assist if needed. It is a place off the beaten track but in August there are a few neighbours available for assistance.

To reach Ponza, a ferry  leaves from Formia, from Terracina and after June  from Anzio.  You can get timetables for ferries and hydrofoils on www.laziomar.com  and www.snapnavigazione.it.

It is better  to wait until the beginning of summer for the updated timetables.

To find connections from the airport of Fiumicino you should take a train to Termini station in Roma to Formia or Anzio (www.trenitalia.com).

WDo you want to bring a car to the island? In July and August the traffic at the harbor is forbidden.- It is only allowed for boarding and disembarking from the ferry. You still have to park the car at the beginning of the path and make the 15 min. walk to the house. If you want to leave your car on the mainland,  you can leave the car at  guarded parking “parcheggio degli aranci”,  upon arrival at the docks in Formia .