After spending a week in Rome we took the train down to Fomina to catch the ferry to Ponza. It is one of three islands called the "pearl Islands". It was May so the temperature was about 75 and the tourist rush had not started yet. It is mostly Italians, some Germans but almost no Americans. The island is known for it's abundance of seafood and there are tons are restaurants to choose from.
We stayed at a great little hotel, Hotel Luisa, and since it was the "off" season it was half the price as it would be in the summer. We rented a boat (pictured above) for about 60 euro (also about half price) and took off exploring the island. We were able access beaches that are not available on foot and found beautiful little coves anchor and relax.
Next we rented a motorbike and explored the island that way, stopping in small towns, churches, and cafes.
May was the perfect time to go. There were no other tourists, perfect temperature, it was quiet, and the prices were cut in half. Beautiful Island and Beautiful people