The Bourbon Port

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The port of Ponza was an important commercial point, a place of confinement and vacation, at the time of the Greeks and Romans, to whom we owe the origins of economic life on the island.

The architectural conformation, instead, derives from the urban project conceived by the Bourbons, colonizers of the island in the second half of the eighteenth century.

It was built at the behest of King Ferdinand IV and the realization was entrusted to Antonio Winspear, military and engineer at the service of the kingdom of the two Sicilies.

Today it is the epicenter of island life, a combination of services, entertainment, traditions and elegance. An amphitheater of pastel-colored houses made even more impressive by the typical boats of the island’s fishermen which stop in the waters of the ancient port.