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Chiaia di Luna

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A dreamlike inlet with the charm of a crescent

It is a paradise a short distance from the Lazio coast, characterised by unparalleled charm: every year, the Island of Ponza attracts tourists from all over the world with its maritime charm. Among its most striking attractions is Chiaia di Luna, the most beautiful beach on the island in the shape of a moon plunging into the sea.

Located in the western part of Ponza, it is characterised by high white tuff cliffs up to 100 metres high, at the foot of which is a pebble crescent overlooking a dreamy turquoise sea. A wonderful natural inlet already known and loved in the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used it as a natural harbour sheltered from the winds. It was precisely the Romans who built a tunnel to join it to the hinterland, with a passage carved into the friable rock illuminated by skylights.

Made secure in 1990, it allowed tourists to reach the beach from the port of the town of Ponza. Unfortunately, the many landslides that followed led to its closure, but also to that of the Chiaia di Luna beach, which today you can only admire from the sea, at a safe distance.

Chiaia di Luna

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