Located in front of the Gulf of Gaeta and 21 nautical miles south of San Felice Circeo, the Island of Ponza is the largest of the Pontine Islands. The agricultural production, in particular of lentils, is of excellent quality, as well as that of the white and fragrant wine, known as Fieno di Ponza IGT.
Located off the coast on the border between Lazio and Campania is Ventotene, the terminal part of a submerged volcano that rises from a seabed 700 meters deep. It became famous because it was the place where Augustus first exiled his daughter Giulia (remains of Villa Giulia in Punta Eolo), then the emperor Tiberius exiled his niece Agrippina in 29 AD. and later the emperor Nero exiled his wife Octavia, after having repudiated her.
About 10 km west of Ponza, Palmarola is the third largest island of the Pontine Islands archipelago. Also called "la Forcina" due to its shape, it actually takes its name from the dwarf palm, the only palm native to Europe, which grows wild on its surface.