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Palmarola, Latina
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Palmarola is a craggy, mostly uninhabited island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy. It is the second largest of the Pontine Islands and located about 10km west from Ponza.Palmarola has an extremely rocky coast dotted with natural grottos, bays, cliffs, and crags. The island is primarily a nature reserve, but there are a handful of ports where boats can land and several restaurants that cater to tourists during the summer season. A few small beaches exist.Pope Silverius was exiled to and died on Palmarola in 537.Points of interest San Silverio Shrine, a site where miracles have been confirmed, access to the site is somewhat difficult. Cava Mazzella, a natural cave
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  • I often go to Palmarola cuz I enchant its crystal clear waters! You can see the seabed with the naked eye, there are many fish and the waters are really spotless!
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  • A few miles from Ponza, there is this Pearl of waters beautiful and rich in fish and invertebrates. Ideal place for diving and underwater photography. Cala Brigantina is a great place to spend the night if you're in the boat.
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  • It is an island of many facets, the Cathedral with vertical rocks that give the image of a cathedral. You move a few dozen metres and you will find the white rocks and crystal clear water. Still rides around the island and you find yourself in a Cove flanked by interconnecting caves and a depth where it is easy to see groupers and other fish. One afternoon I was lucky enough to see up close a sperm whale. Silence is another feature of the island is uninhabited but rich in Mediterranean flora and fauna and of migration.
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