Project Description

SPERLONGA

The medieval town dominated by an imposing castle is famous for its volcanic lake and quiet atmosphere.

This area, amidst hills, lakes and the sea, was favoured by illustrious ancient Romans as a holiday resort. Still today the sea here is one of the cleanest in Italy and the surrounding parks are a treasure left almost intact since the ancient times. Main attraction in Sperlonga is the residential complex attributed to the Emperor Tiberius and discovered in the Fifties during the construction of the modern via Flacca. It incorporates a natural sea grotto and still visible are the bath complex, the nymphaeum, part of the villa and fragments of the decoration which is mostly preserved now in the nearby museum. The huge statues of the myth of Ulysses are a masterpiece not to be missed! 

Complete your day trip:

families and relax seekers

Reach the beach! You have here one of the best beaches and sea waters in Lazio, it’s really a pity not to enjoy it for a couple of hours and maybe have a quick lunch on the beach. In full season boat excursions can also be arranged and you can dip in the deep blue waters away from the crowds! 

foodies

We can reach a genuine vineyard on the hillside when one of the most ancient Italian wines, the Caecubo, is still produced. A local expert will explain all the phases of the growing, harvesting and wine production before the best moment arrives: the tasting 

curious wanderers and archaeo fans

Terracina is few miles away and it combines a great cliff view with the remains of the temple of Jupiter Anxur, an imposing sanctuary of the I century BC on top of Monte S.Angelo, the passage of the ancien Appian Way where Emperor Trajan (II century AD) cut a spur of the rock to maintain a straight flat road and also the ancient forum transformed in time in the medieval and modern piazza of the town, still paved in ancient slabs and with the imposing cathedral of s. Cesareo rich in cosmatesque decoration. 

CURIOUS WANDERERS
FAMILIES
RELAX SEEKERS
FOODIES

STARTING FROM:

115pp
  • (based on 6 people occupancy) + admissions. Wine and food tasting included

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