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Grotte di Pilato

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Address: Ponza Island, Italy

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Back in Time (Roman time actually)

Sometimes read a book about Romans, watch a documentary rather then visit the wordwide famous Colosseo does not give the exact idea about one of my favourite Roman skills: having... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2016
Christian U
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Locarno, Switzerland
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Locarno, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Sometimes read a book about Romans, watch a documentary rather then visit the wordwide famous Colosseo does not give the exact idea about one of my favourite Roman skills: having fun. 'La Murenaia' is a place built with the specific purpose of breeding morays: the dish you cannot miss if you are a Roman Patrician, name Pilato (God knows if... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

This is a beautiful bay close to Ponza Harbor. The Grottos are manmade hundreds of years ago. If you choose a boat trip round the island you will hear the exciting history of the Island and the people living there already 2000 years ago.

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Thank Agnes56
Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Used one of the local tour companies, had a chance to get pretty close to the Grotte without getting out of the boat

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Tiberius allegedly built a series of "baths"/deep (originally frescoed) ponds cut directly into the hillside beneath his villa. Amazing to see from the sea - even better if you could visit them by land - your tour boat can go close enough to see them but you won't see much detail. These were (according to our guide) carved to accommodate... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Travelling with a small baby, we didn't want too long an excursion. This was perfect to sample the beautiful sights along one side of the island and get back to port after an hour or so. The Pilato caves were excavated in Roman times (Pilato was the architect - no relation to the infamous Pontius) and the feat is impressive... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

We hired a boat and skipper to take us on a tour of some of the sights of Ponza from the water, first stop out of Porto was the Grotte di Pilato, amazing caves and tunnel system carved out of the rock by slaves in the Etruscan (i think) times, apparently for Roman women to bath in so their skin... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Take your togs rent a boat and go on your own swim and explore these amazing caves. been coming here for years and it never fails to amaze me

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Terrific colours and seascapes. There are several boats round the port to be hiored (with a guide). Take a small one which will allow access actually in to the smaller caves (such as the Lion's Cave).

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