Discover Ponza, the Mediterranean Island Where Real Italians Vacation

Sep 07, 2016 588

For as long as I've known my Italian boyfriend, Fabrizio, he's been talking about Ponza, the island where real Romans vacation and where he's been summering with his family since his childhood. In America, though, no one seems to have heard of it, even though unlike most resort islands it is fairly accessible.

No need for two flights, baggage misadventures, various trams, trains, taxis or three doses of dramamine here. As I embarked on my maiden voyage to Ponza, I wondered, how on earth this place maintained its secrecy? Is it possible the Romans wanted to keep it for themselves?

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