This is a unique opportunity to stay in an ancient cave atop the high spot of Le Forna, overlooking the port and the bay known as Cala D’Aqua.
Ponza is characterised by so-called hypogenous buildings that are part excavated into the rock and part decorated in stone on the outside. Enzo’s Sunset Cave is one of the original grottos, the walls of which were carved out by the hand of ancient man many hundreds of years ago.
Now refurbished as a large monolocale and for more modern-day living, the bedroom ceiling still retains its original high conical ceiling that is designed to help lower the humidity and allow in light.
Enzo’s Sunset Cave is for the more adventurous and physically fit, since to reach it you will have to scale over 130 steps, most of which were carved out of the rock many years ago. A few more steps will get you to the ridge from where you can admire the view of both sides of the island, including a view of the port. On a clear day you can see for what appears to be an immeasurable distance.
We offer ‘bed and breakfast’. Your typically Italian breakfast will be served to you on the terrace overlooking the clear blue waters and view of the island of Palmarola.
Enzo’s Sunset Cave is part of a larger home within a private terrace. It offers a selection of other private terraces from where you can relax and take in the Mediterranean sunshine and view.
The apartment is separated into 2 main areas:
The bedroom is at the back and in the main area of the original cave. It is large with a double bed and ample storage space. It is also where you can admire the architectural handwork of the ancients, since it is dominated by a high conical ceiling (as seen in one of our photographs).
The dining room and kitchen area:
On entering the Enzo’s Sunset Cave you will find the dining and fully equipped kitchen area.
The bathroom is situated off of the dining room and kitchen area and has a shower.
Enzo’s Sunset Cave is part of a larger home with one other grotto. There is the main terrace from where you can see the bay below and the sea and mainland beyond. There are also other private terraces at your disposal from where you can enjoy relaxing in the heat of the Mediterranean sun.
Please note: Small pets are allowed with prior notice, a cleaning fee of 30 euro is required, paid upon arrival.
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.
You can book your boat 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 find us at the social networks and on line at Enzo’s Place.