Sperlonga in South Lazio Italy
Sperlonga is a beautiful seaside town located in the region of South Lazio, midway between Rome and Naples. It is just a short drive from the town of Itri along a wonderful scenic route through the mountains meandering its way down to the sea. It is particularly noted for its beautiful clean Blue Flag waters and the numerous golden sandy beaches along the coast.
The old part of town is a cluster of ancient whitewashed houses that huddle together on the hill of Colle San Magno. This picturesque little town is a favourite with fashionable Italians from the city of Rome. It is particularly popular during the month of August, when Romans flock to the seaside in an escape from the heat of the city. However out of season it reverts to a sleepy, peaceful setting for a relaxing Italian holiday. Thankfully it remains comparatively undiscovered by foreign visitors.
Things To Do In Sperlonga
There are so many things to see and do. It is an absolute delight to explore the old historic section of the town on foot.
There is a labyrinth of narrow, winding, cobblestone alleys, stone archways and long winding staircases which meander throughout the old part of the town. Indeed, there is something to be discovered around every single corner. Stone steps lead downwards, heading to the lower section of town, or meander into hidden little courtyards or suddenly reveal a breathtaking sea view. Delightful little squares are surrounded by an mixture of small colourful shops and trendy boutiques selling clothes, shoes handbags and antiques. There are also numerous little restaurants and bars to choose from, offering cooling refreshments and local gastronomic delights. Indeed there are many places where you can sit and rest awhile and take time to unwind, relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere.
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