From the port to Punta Incenso
About 7 km from the port, you reach Cala Caparra, in the extreme north of the island, at which you will find the entrance to the path, which after a short climb of about ten minutes, leads to the Pianoro di Punta d'Incenso, one of the few flat areas of Ponza. From here the landscape offers breathtaking views of the cliffs that surround the coast, but it is once you reach the extreme north of the promontory, located 125 meters above sea level, that the panorama gives its best, opening on Gavi, Zannone and Cala Felce. Halfway through the route it is also possible to see the remains of a Cistercian monastery, probably built by Benedictine monks between 1100 and 1200. It is from this ancient convent that the town takes its name: "incenso / incense" derives from the term "cistercense / Cistercian".