Ventotene (Lazio)

Ventotene is one of the Pontine Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, 46 kilometres off the coast of Gaeta right at the border between Lazio and Campania, Italy. The island, the remains of an ancient volcano, is elongated, with a length of 3 kilometres and a maximum width of about 800 metres. The port has kept some tuff structures of the ancient Roman structure; on the island are also remains of villas and the extensive rainwater catchment system of channels and cisterns hewn from the bedrock, for the island has no natural springs of fresh water, which today is shipped in by tanker. In July 2009, archaeologists announced the discovery of a "graveyard" of five ancient Roman ships in the deep waters off Ventotene, with their pristine cargoes of olive oil, garum and metal ingots. One ship carried a full load of a kind of dish called a mortarium, in which foods were ground or mashed. Some of the recovered objects were immediately placed on view at Ventotene.

Lazio Highlights

Inspired Stays
Food & Drink
Italy in Brief

What you can't miss in Lazio

Where is Ventotene

Top Experiences in Lazio

Best places to stay in Lazio

Properties for sale in Lazio

Detached House in Prossedi
Apartment in Prossedi
Country Home - Restored in Prossedi
Villa in Grottaferrata
Country Home - Restored in Viterbo
Apartment in Roccasecca
Country Home - Restored in Rocca d'Arce
Detached House in Cassino

Recipes From Lazio


This re-interpretation of a Roman favorite is a sure hit for summertime.


This delicious pie is filled with sweet fluffy ricotta, perfectly balanced with a tang of sour cherry jam.


Looking for a go-to daily soup? This nourishing bean, pumpkin and kale soup is the perfect recipe to pair with freshly-pressed extra virgin olive oil. 


Fast and filling, this rustic Roman dish is perfect for a hassle-free summer dinner that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

What others are saying about Lazio

@panther asks:


I'm looking for a native speaking Italian /female who wants to meet regularly for a passeggiata/ caffè and improve her English, whilst I improve my Italian.

I am based in Perugia and also Rome. 


Looking for a small 1 bedroom apartment in Rome, with 1 year or longer lease, in historic building/neighborhood of Rome, preferably on a relative quiet street.. (resident of italy for 5 years with dual citizenship Italy/USA). Thanks for any leads to assist me.

hello I am a founding member.  I believe there are discounts within 3 years for tours and train tickets?  How do I access this as I have just booked my trip May 14-21 and will be in Florence and Rome