Sailing around Ventotene and discover its best spots
Boat tour to Ventotene
An island of ancient Rome
Ventotene, one of the Pontine Islands, is a tiny island with a great history…of exiles. From emperor Augustus who banished his daughter Julia the Elder in 2 BC (as a reaction to her excessive adultery) to Caligula, who exiled there his sister Agrippina. Fast forward to the last century: hundreds of opponents of Benito Mussolini were sent to the prison camp built there.
Now part of a nature reserve, at Ventotene you can feel the imposing heritage of the island in its 2 square km (there are only 800 inhabitants), living a relaxing experience in a place which really seems far from everything else.
Ventotene is a little paradise for those who love the sea. The sailing boat makes a holiday on this island even more beautiful: the water is clear and crystalline like few places in Italy. Its rich submarine fauna makes the island the perfect meeting point for many divers every year.
The nature reserve and other beauties.
The island is part of a nature reserve and a protected marine natural area. Nature lovers will find an environment rich in vegetation and fauna, often compared to Caribbean seas. Scuba divers go every year to explore the depths of these waters, where some Roman ships still lie in the depths of the sea.
Sailing to Ventotene you’ll see the ancient Roman port, used still today. With the sailboat, you can get around the island in a few minutes while admiring very special views.
From exile island to mass tourism
From ancient Rome until the mid-nineteenth century Ventotene was the island of punishment: many illustrious names of the most recent Italian history were confined right here, including Sandro Pertini.
Times have changed and today Ventotene is a very special holiday island, a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.
If you want to visit Ventotene you can choose one of our skippered tours or rent a sailboat from our fleet.