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 seaside 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. It has the best beaches near to Rome. However out of season it reverts to a sleepy, peaceful setting for a relaxing Italian holiday. As yet it remains generally undiscovered by foreign visitors.
Places To Visit
Sperlonga has had an eventful history and there are numerous places of interest to visit. The historic centre has a fascinating warren of narrow streets and alleyways to discover. Then there is the Grotto of Tiberius. The Roman emperor had a splendid holiday villa here which incorporated a natural sea cave. It is possible to visit the archaeological site. and nearby is the Archaeological Museum of Sperlonga. This houses some wonderful Roman statues depicting scenes from Greek mythology that adorned the Villa of Tiberius. Closeby is the natural coastal Park of the Riviera d’Ulisse.
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