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Palmarola

Palmarola, 00135 Roma RM, Italy

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About Palmarola

Palmarola is an island located in the archipelago of the Pontine Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea.  It is located about 10 km west of Ponza and is the third-largest island of the archipelago, after Ponza and Ventotene. Also called " la Forcina " due to its shape, it actually takes its name from the dwarf palm, the only palm native to Europe, which grows wild on its surface. The island was known in antiquity with the name Palmaria.



Attractions near Palmarola

Milvio Bridge6.52km from Palmarola

This Roman bridge of war and love is located in the northern part of Rome is perhaps one of the more significant, yet lesser-known landmarks of the Roman Empire.  Originally constructed of stone in the 2nd century by Gaius Claudius Nero. It was an economically and strategically important bridge in the era of the Roman Empire and was the site of the famous Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312, which led to the imperial rule of Constantine.

MAXXI—Italy’s National Museum of 21st-Century Art—is a refreshing change of pace. The museum includes a space dedicated to art and another to architecture but is perhaps most famous for the striking building itself, designed by prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. The museum is managed by a foundation created by the Italian Ministry of cultural heritage. It consists of two museums; "MAXXI art" and "MAXXI architecture". The outdoor courtyard surrounding the museum provides a venue for large-scale

Vatican Museums6.97km from Palmarola

With 54 galleries, this is one of the largest and most visited museums in the world. The museum displays works from the humongous collection acquired by the Catholic Church over multiple centuries. The collection includes the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art. The museum contains about 70,000 art pieces. The museum was founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II.

Gardens of Vatican City6.98km from Palmarola

With the size of about 57 acres, the Gardens of Vatican City covers more than half og country. The garden is protected by stone walls expect on its east side. Up untill 2014, the gardens was a private area, and since then it was opened to the public by Pope Francis. The pope is the owner of the gardens.

Saint Peter's tomb7.25km from Palmarola

Located under St. Peter's Basilica, it was built to memorialize the location of Saint Peter's grave. The complex consists of several graves, and it is was partially torn down during the reign of Constantine I in about AD 330 to provide the foundation for the first St. Peter's Basilica.

Sistine Chapel7.29km from Palmarola

The Sistine Chapel in Rome is named for Sixtus IV della Rovere, who was Pope from 1471 to 1484. The interior walls of the chapel are covered in exquisite frescoes painted by some of the greatest Italian artists in history, including Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, and of course Michelangelo, who painted the stunning frescoes which adorn the ceiling. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling an

Where is Palmarola

Discover more attractions in Lazio, where Palmarola is located

Lazio89 attractions

Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.