Sperlonga

This fishing village in the province of Latina, about 150 kilometres from Rome, stands on a spur of rock and is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Its coastline is charming, with golden beaches laid out at the foot of the village and form a background to the sea for about 10 kilometres. Along the whole coast you can see rocks shaped by the wind that open onto coastal defence towers, caves, luxuriant hills with Mediterranean flora, gardens and olive groves and a colourful fishing port with small leisure boats.

The typical Mediterranean town has remained intact with beautiful white buildings and narrow alleys full of craft shops that, from time to time, open up to incredible views of the water and the sky.

An important archaeological site is Villa Tiberio brought to light in the late 1950s. The impressive archaeological site includes a nymphaeum grotto, which opens out to the sea and that demonstrates the glories of imperial Rome, a fish farm, which reminds us that fish farming was widespread in the homes of the rich Romans, and a heating system, a must in the homes of important figures of the time. On the site there is the National Archaeological Museum and Villa Tiberio showing the reconstruction of large groups of statues, showing the myth of Ulysses, originally located in the natural caves that served as real exhibition spaces.

Do not miss the unique Truglia Tower at the tip of the promontory, built in 1532 over a previous Roman tower and, in the old town, the Church of Santa Maria and the famous Piazzetta del Pozzetto.

For lovers of nature and sports, in addition to water sports, you can have a truly unique experience hiking in an area rich in environmental landscapes that are within one of the most beautiful areas of our region, the Riviera di Ulisse Regional National Park.

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