Palmarola, Italy: the islands even locals don't know about it

Mar 15 · in Latina, Italy

Forget Capri, Santorini, Corsica and even the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Isles for a moment.

There’s a secret paradise atoll just one hour away from Rome considered by many globe-trotters not only the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, but among the world’s most stunning ones.

Palmarola Island


There’s a primitive vibe. Massive cliffs and craggy stacks jut-out of the sea amid crumbled rock arches, colourful pebble-stone beaches, purple sponge grottos, white granite rocks and tropical waters the colour of blue curaçao swarming with baby barracudas.


You’ll feel like Indiana Jones exploring a new world with a prehistoric scenery. Time seems to have stopped at the Jurassic age.

There are no shops, no roads, no cars. Only dusty trekking paths that unwind through a lush Mediterranean bush and mazes of purplish rocks dotted with yellow flowers all the way to the highest peak of Punta Tramontana. Up here, you get to admire the spooky ruins of a medieval monastery and a prehistoric hamlet with holes where troglodytes once lived

Palmarola is only visitable by boat.

Discover the island renting a perfect sailing boat from Marina di Nettuno - 50km far from Rome and 30 nm from Palmarola - with our partners at SAILING IN ITALY CHARTER.

Visit the islands of Ponza, Ventotene, Santo Stefano, Ischia, Procida, Capri and the Amalfi coast by boat for a day trip or a multi-day trip. (Suggested 1-week Sail) to a cliffside lunch and enjoy the finest of Italian foods, amazing music and stunning scenery,snorkel in the atolls of breathtaking waters and cliffs, and experience a nature of breathaking magnitude.

To learn more about an unforgettable Italian Vacation, call (212) 868-1333 or E-mail Travgroup's Italian specialists.

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