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NOTE: For your convenience, execept for the mounth 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.
Cala Brigante is a large room set among the gardens and terraces of Sunset Village, Ponza which is perched on the edge of the cliffs above the bay of Cala Feola, famous for its Piscine Naturali.
The Piscine Naturali are clear blue pools and rock formations all of which is accessible within a 10 minute walk from Cala Brigante. In fact some of our photographs are of the view from Cala Brigante, of Cala Feola and the pools below.
A 10 minute walk will bring you to the church and the collection of bars, restaurants, shops, scooter hire and bus stop. The buses arrive every 30 minutes along the single route around the island. A short 15 minute ride will get you to the port of Ponza.
Cala Brigante is one large room with a double bed, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. There is a TV, air conditioning and access to free wifi.
The French doors of Cala Brigante open onto your portion of a large communal terrace with a view of Cala Feola bay and the Mediterranean sea with Palmarola Island in the distance, where you can dine 'alfresco and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of Mediterranean.
There is a very large, terraced garden with a BBQ and outsdie shower facilities
NOTE: Prices are subject to seasonal change and we have a minimum stay policy of 7 days in August: Saturday - Saturday.
Our home is your home and at the end of the day, crack open a bottle of Prosecco, sip on limoncello, relax among friends, enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Ponza and watch the sun set over Palmerola Island.
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You can book your boat crossing on line with a company called OK Ferry.
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.
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.
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. Folow 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.
Lovely off the beaten track location. Recommend for easy going, exploring souls. Gianluca 'molto simpatico' and helpful.
When we touched land on the Island Ponza Gianluca was already trying to get in touch with us. He made it very easy to find his place and we arrived close to his place after a bumpy ride on the bus. The island is small so there's little chance to get lost. Gianluca met us and guided us to his lovely house. The way there leads over a pathway lined with white houses and floors and a couple of stairs. The terrace is big and has a beautiful view of the sister island Palmarola behind which every evening a spectacular sunset becomes visible. The flats are placed perfectly to go to the Piscine Naturali. The bus stop is close therefore it is easy to get to the other places in the island too. We recommend to take Gianlucas advice and rent a boat and visit the Palmarola island. The people letting the boats give you quick instructions how to work the motor and then off you go yourself to visit one of the most beautiful islands on earth! Gianluca also advised us on where to eat and we went to the place called Il Pescatore. We seriously never had such good fish and ended up going there twice! Gianlucas place is in walking distance of everything you need: clean and beautiful beaches, a shop with homemade food (the owner is wonderful!), cafes to have your breakfast and coffee, restaurants and places where to have Aperitivo and drinks. Whenever we needed help or advice Gianluca was there. And whenever he came by he'd have a chat with his guests and make sure they'd have a good time on the island. He is very attentive and friendly. Well, like true Italians are. We had a wonderful time and we will definitely come back!
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans le studio Cala Brigantina. C'est un petit studio mais tout à fait agréable et fonctionnel. Gianluca nous a très bien accueilli. Il a toujours été disponible pour nous, pour répondre à nos questions, pour nous conseiller des restaurants à proximité, ou encore pour réserver un bateau afin de visiter la très belle île de Palmarola.
Nous avons apprécier de ne pas être au port mais à Le forna, plus calme, moins touristique mais avec ce qu'il faut de "vie" à proximité. (4 petits supermarchés, 2 ou 3 bars, une église, des restaurants, des glaces....)
Pour se baigner, on descend les marches ( 10 min à pied) pour se rendre à la Caletta, (pas une plage mais des rochers sur lesquels on peut louer transats et parasols, mais pas obligé) ou bien on peut se rendre aux "piscines naturels" (20 min à pied), toujours des rochers.
La vrai plage la plus proche est à environ 30 minutes à pied. C'est une petite plage assez jolie avec une restaurant sympathique pour le déjeuner (La marina).
THE spot on Ponza. Gianluca is the epitome of Italian cool. Softly spoken, ridiculously handsome and nothing too much trouble.
The apartments are clean, fresh and comfortable.
We will be back.
Accoglienza ottima, luogo incantevole, stanza pulitissima e accogliente!
Lovely studio apartment, quiet location with fantastic views. A Walk with lots of stairs to reach the apartment which was fine for us, but others less able or energetic could struggle! Host was very helpful. Ponza lovely to explore by bus, scooter or boat. Sea beautiful clear and warm. Not an international tourist destination so very few English speaking locals or tourists which is nice - but you need to brush up on your Italian before you go to make yourself understood!
My girlfriend and I went back to Ponza after we visited the Island five years ago. We looked up Airbnb and found beautiful Sunset Village. We sent a message late at the evening, and Gianluca replied very fast! He gave us very good information about how to get to Ponza, and Sunset Village, from Roma Ciampini airport. The trip was nice and we found Sunset Village after taking a taxi from the port with Alex the taxi driver. He drove us all the way up to Sunset Village, and we only had to walk a few stairs before we came to Cala Brigantina, Sunset Village, and the beautiful view. And the pictures don't lie, the view is really that beatuiful, and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset every night. Gianluca gave us tips on where we should eat, and were we could take a swim. He was always helpfull, and answered fast on all our questions. The room were very tidy, and quite big. We would recommend Sunset Village and Gianluca to all our friends, and everybody on Airbnb!
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