About This Listing
NOTE: For your convenience, execept for the month of May, please note that our bookings are from Saturday pm to Saturday am. and that due to popular Italian vacation periods, prices are subject to seasonal change.
During the mounth of May you can book your vacation for less of a week, obviosuly if you book for a week you can save money as well.
Arco di Mezzogiorno is a large corner apartment suitable for up to 4 people, with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean, Palmarola Island and Cala Feola bay where you will find the famous and popular Piscine Naturali. It also has air conditioning and access to free wifi.
The apartment opens out onto a large, covered terrace from where you can dine 'alfresco' and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of Mediterranean living.
Our home, is your home and at the end of the day, crack open a bottle of Prosecco, relax among friends, enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Ponza and watch the sun set over Palmerola Island.
Arco di Mezzogiorno is made up of 3 main rooms:
Master bedroom with private bathroom:
Large bedroom, tiled throughout with double bed and private, en-suite bathroom with a shower. French doors open onto the wrap-around terraces with extensive sea views of Cala Feola bay and Palmarola Island.
Kitchen/dinning and living room:
There are 2 French doors that open onto the wrap-around terrace. This is a very large, brightly tiled dining area with 2 French doors opening onto the wrap-around terrace.
There is a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge/freezer, dining table, TV and plenty of room to open the double sofa bed.
There is a second bathroom with shower.
The rooms has air conditioning and access to free wifi. On the terrace there are sunbeds, dining table and chairs, that overlook the bay and sea below.
In the garden there is a large BBQ area and outdoor shower facilities at your disposal.
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NOTE: Please note that prices are subject to seasonal change.
THINGS TO DO:
There are a wide choice of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance of Arco di Mezzogiorno, as well as Cala Feola bay where you will find the Piscine Naturali, beaches, boat hire and scuba diving.
A short 15 minute bus trip will get you to the main port for more restaurants, shops and late night bars and clubs.
There are plenty of paths and walks to explore or you can hire a scooter close-by. You can also take organized boat trips that will take you around Ponza or to the other islands, as well as hiring a boat and discovering the islands yourself.
There is always something new to discover!
HOW TO GET TO THE ISLAND
To get the very best out of your stay on Ponza, we recommend not bringing your car onto the island especially when it can involve longer travelling times due to having to use the car ferry and parking can often be very difficult.
The most regular and reliable ferry service is available from Formia. You can book your crossing on line with a company called OK Ferry.
GETTING AROUND ON THE ISLAND
Once you have reached the island you can hire all sorts of different types of transport from small cars to scooters, boats and dingies, or use the excellent and often entertaining public transport. A bus from the port will cost you 1.20 euros regardless of how far you intend to go, and is 2.40 euros return trip. The buses run regularly every 30 minutes.... and of course you can always walk. There are some beautiful paths, and plenty to explore on foot.
If you take a taxi, all cost around 20 euros. We highly recommend Alex, his name sits proudly on the taxi and he knows exactly where we are.
You can book your crossing on line with OK Ferry and for more details or help, you can find us on line and the social networks at Sunset Village, Ponza
FAST BOAT (aliscafo) FOR TRAVELLERS ON FOOT
Many people can't wait to get here and choose the hydrofoil or 'aliscafo' which takes about 1 hour for the crossing.
From Rome you can either drive or take the train from Rome Termini to Anzio. If you take the train, one leaves from Rome every hour starting at 5.07 AM. If you go by car, parking will cost you about 10 euros per day. Which ever route you choose to reach Anzio, please organize yourselves to arrive at least 1 hour before boarding. Seating is limited and there are often queues to buy tickets, especially during the months of July and August, and over the weekends.
We have the detailed aliscafo time table at Sunset Village, Ponza to help you organize your trip ahead of time.
By train, get off at the station after Anzio Colonia (the 11th stop), which takes about 1 hour. From the station at Anzio, the port is just a 10 minute walk away and you will find directions to PORTO from the station.
The aliscafo (fast boat) leaves the port regularly from the port to Ponza and you can purchase the tickets either at the port or online. For those of you who don't speak Italian well, ask us for help or buy your ticket at the port. It is then an hour and 10 minute boat ride.
ROME TO FORMIA IF TRAVELLING BY CAR
WITH A CAR:
If you do decide to take your car, the only way onto Ponza is by ferry from Formia. It is a very comfortable and relaxing 2 hour and 30 minute crossing. There are 2 ferries per day, one at 9 am the other at 5 pm.
You can buy your tickets on line. We are unable to give you the link here (those are the Airbnb rules) but you can find us at Sunset Village, Ponza where you will find the information you need. Alternatively, arrive at the port and buy your tickets there but arrive at least 1 hour ahead of time to avoid missing your boat. There are only 2 a day!
If you take the car from Rome, you will take highway A1 to Naples, follow the Green signs (Naples). You will collect a ticket at the toll and drive for about 1 hour until you reach the exit for Cassino.
Pay the toll which is abour 10 euros, then take the first road off of the roundabout (right), to Formia/Gaeta. Follow it to the very end (30 minutes) and it forks to the right onto the coast road. Please pay attention to the speed traps and cameras along this road. They are clearly marked. You are also advised to ignore the way that the Italians drive, they are extremely aggressive drivers. Drive carefully and within the law.
Once on the coast road, follow the sign Rome-Formia-Gaeta- take that road. If the traffic is not too bad, you are about 15 minutes away from the port depending at the time of day.
Traffic circle 1: 2nd exit (straight ahead)
Traffic circle 2: 2nd exit Rome/Gaeta. You will begin to see the sea and the port to your left.
Traffic circle 3: 4th exit will take you along the opposite side of the road you just came down. Follow this road for a short distance and turn right into the Port entrance and follow the signs for the ferry.
YOU MUST ARRIVE 45 MINUTES BEFORE THE FERRY LEAVES FROM FORMIA.
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For the comfort of everyone sharing our Ponza Paradise, smoking is not permitted inside. You are welcome to smoke outside.
Please respect other guests and keep the noise to a minimum, especially at night.
Children are welcomed when accompanied by a guardian.
No pets are allowed.
Accommodations are for those who have booked. Additional guests are prohibited unless by prior arrangement with us.
You are asked to keep the apartment as you have received it, in good and clean order.
Gianluca made us feel very welcome and helped us whenever we needed anything. The location is absolutely stunning, with incredible views, and close to the water. Everything we needed was in the apartment and it was spacious. Definitely a great place for a a getaway.
The apartment is even more beautiful then in the photos. Big and bright, it enjoys a magic sunset view. The garden offers several relaxing spots and they are all really nice. Everything was spotless and well furnished. We felt pampered by the kindness of Gianluca, such a nice and caring guy. Last but not least: this house lays in the best part of the island!! Best beaches, convenient shops and good restaurants are reachable in few minutes walk. But you're not bothered by the noise and dirt of mass tourism. We highly recommend this listing.
This place was like a dream - secluded, unbelievable views, quiet, peaceful. Sparkling clean and perfectly comfortable. Gianluca was really wonderful as a host. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome; met our bus and helped carry our luggage down the 70+ steps (!) to the flat's entrance. (On that note, just be aware that what makes this place so magnificent is that it's built into the side of a cliff, hence the steps. Totally worth it, but be prepared.) We were the there during the off-season, so Le Forna was particularly quiet. Restaurants mostly all closed, but the local market shops still had hours. The flat is well-equipped for cooking your own meals, so no problem there. All in all absolutely wonderful. Would return in a heartbeat.
My girlfriend and I had a beautiful time at the sunset village. The hosts Gianluca and Ada are two really kind people. We talked to them like we would know each other for years. They gave us many usefull recommendations and cared for us very well. The apartment is absolutely nice and the view is simply fantastic.
We went there at the end of Septembre, that's why there were less tourists but the sea was still pleasantly warm and the weather was really great.
We can recommend Ponza and esspecially the sunset village to everyone who wants to spend a relaxing time at beautiful beaches, with friendly people and delicious food.
Gianluca und die Besitzerin des Sunset Village, Ada, sind die herzlichsten und engagiertesten Gastgeber, die wir auf unseren zahlreichen Italienurlauben bisher kennenlernen durften. Auch alle Fotos und Angaben der Appartements entsprechen der paradiesisch anmutenden Realität am Westhang der Naturschönheit Ponza, bzw. Palmarola, der Insel, die man von der Terrasse aus bewundern kann. Die Herzlichkeit der Ponzesen macht sie aller Orten zu freundlichen wie besonderen Gastgebern - gern teilen sie ihr Ortswissen, ihre Insiderkenntnisse und persönlichen Präferenzen: die Ratschläge unserer Gastgeber waren stets verlässlich und bereichernd! Die Mitmieter waren in der Mehrheit Italiener, die Entfernung zu den Hotspots der Insel wie auch den besten Bademöglichkeiten derselben machen das Sunset Village zu einer Top-Adresse. Das Gesamtambiente ist extrem gepflegt, ansprechend und gut ausgestattet. Jedoch sollte man die Stufen und Fußwege auf Ponza nicht unterschätzen - Geländegängigkeit ist erforderlich, die Belohnung in Form von intakter Natur und Abgeschiedenheit jedoch lohnt jede Mühe! Wir werden gerne wiederkommen und haben im Sunset Village maximale Entspannung und Urlaubsfreuden genossen - ob beim Frühstück mit Bucht- und Meerblick auf der Terrasse, am perfekten Barbecue-Grill zu Sonnenuntergang oder im unglaublich klaren und sauberen Wasser, auf Bootstouren um die Inseln oder im Gespräch mit den Bewohnern der Insel. Uneingeschränkt empfehlenswert für geländegängige Genießer!
La casa è ancora meglio di quanto immaginassimo. Credo sia la casa con la vista più bella in cui ci è mai capitato di soggiornare e davvero dotata di tutti i comfort necessari, anzi anche di qualche optional che solo la pigrizia ci ha impedito di sfruttare, come il barbecue. L'ospitalità di Gianluca e della Signora Ada è stata squisita e l'isola si è rivelata una sorpresa entusiasmante. Non potevamo chiedere di meglio. Non abbiamo sofferto neppure durante la giornata di libeccio forte. Da ripetere appena possibile.
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