Ponza, the island where real Romans vacation and where  been summering with his family since childhood. In America, though, no one seems to have heard of it, even though unlike most resort islands it is fairly accessible.Ponza feels like a secret. The island’s charm lies in its timelessness and simplicity, attracting the VIP CROWD and celebrities such as Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jay Z. There is little shopping, save for a few stores selling Panama hats and swimsuits, and you hear few languages spoken besides Italian. During the day people rent a motor boat from the port, dropping their anchors in one of the windless alcoves that surround the island. You spend the day diving off the boat, enjoying fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and focaccia. Night life is equally simple; a sunset aperitif followed by a dinner that goes until the last man standing.