Easy Day Trips from Itri include:RomeNaplesAnzio and NettunoSabaudiaSan Felice CirceoSermonetta and the Gardens of NinfaPriverno and the Abbey of Fossanova FondiLenola and PastenaMinturnoMontecassino / AtinaCaserta For more detailed information about Itri and these destinations:please read my Itri Travelogues & My Homepage at Virtual Tourist...more
ITRI is within easy travelling distance of the cities of Rome and Naples (Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius). ...............................................................For more detailed information about Itri:please read my Itri Travelogues & My Homepage at Virtual Tourist (scroll down toward the bottom of this page to find them)or contact me at...more
Visit Itri Castle which dates back to the 9th Century. It is strategically positioned high on a hill, providing a commanding view of the surrounding area. The round tower was given the name of the “Alligator Tower”, as it is said that it contained a pool, which was the home of an alligator which fed on unfortunate prisoners who had been condemned...more
Visit the "Museo del Brigantaggio" and learn about the legendary bandit - Fra Diavolo. He was a notoriously, audacious outlaw, with unrivalled knowledge of the local terrain, and he acquired a certain romantic popularity. He led a bloodthirsty gang of bandits which preyed upon unsuspecting travellers along the lonely mountain pass between Fondi...more
the starting point of the procession. It was pretty sad for me to have to leave before it started but a fact of life in Italy relying upon public transport.............and liking a bed to sleep in instead of the ground.See the travelogue now to get a handle on some of the 'works' of the family of Itri.more
once a year. The community really shows its spirit by creating, not a field of flowers but a street of flowers depicting different aspects of life. No less than 24 different pictures are created by teams of 8-10 people all bent over their task for hours, to make a spectacle not seen before (exactly) and to be disposed of shortly after completion.I...more
Corso V. Emanuele II, 2, Itri, 04020, Italy
Good for: Couples
Restaurant and Pizzeria
Situated looking down over the town of Itri, with lovely views.
Excellent friendly service, family run. Children welcome.
Comes well recommended by the locals. Very popular in the summer months.
For more information on restaurants in Itri please feel free to contact me:
Favorite Dish: Fish dishes
Itri , is situated approximately halfway between Rome and Naples.
There are regular flights to Rome airports,
( Ciampino and Fiumicino ) and to Naples ( Capodichino ).
Most budget carriers tend to fly to Rome Ciampino.
Many visitors to Itri have found this very convenient as it is a smaller airport than Fiumicino and to the South of the city.
If you wish to hire a car for the duration of your stay, discounted car hire is offered by most airlines, via the internet or available from the airport. We have used www.expedia.co.uk in the past, and were happy with their service.
If you decide to pick up a hire car at the airport, we can provide you with easy to follow directions. The journey to Itri is pretty straightforward.
Alternatively you can hire a car locally.
We would recommend a company called
we found them to be reasonably priced and good. They have an office in Gaeta.
Address: Piazza Villa delle Sirene, 04024 Gaeta, (LT) Lazio
Tel: 0771 741636 Fax: 0771 451359 SIXT website: www.sixt.it
The man there "Mauro Picano" speaks English, which is also helpful.
There are however good public transport links from Ciampino / Fiumicino to Itri, via Rome Termini Train Station.
We recommend Terravision for transport to and from Rome airports and Central Rome and Temini Train Station -
Their Website is: www.terravision.it
This site gives timetables for trains. www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html
Look for trains from Rome Termini to Formia or Fondi , only slower trains stop at Itri Station . Trains run regularly and tickets are very reasonably priced.
From Itri it is easy to travel by train to Rome or Naples.
The local bus services are good and run frequently.
For more local information feel free to contact us at NonnaLou@vtmail.com
Itri OlivesAlthough the Itrana olives are mainly cultivated in the Itri area, they are more commonly marketed abroad, mainly to America, as “Olive di Gaeta”. They have a distinctive bitter flavour, with a hint of wine vinegar.Top chefs recommend that recipes such as "Spaghetti alla Puttanesca" or "Straccetti alla Marinara" require only the best...more
The 19th of March is the feast of San Giuseppe, St Joseph, the patron saint of Carpenters, and is also celebrated as Father’s Day in Italy. Originally this was a pagan festival, full of mystic symbolism of purification. It celebrates the end of winter and welcomes the long awaited arrival of Spring. Prayers are said to grant a good harvest for the...more
La Madonna della Civita, the “Madonna of the Old City” is the patron of Itri, whose annual feast day falls on July 21st. People from all over southern Lazio come to make a sacred pilgrimage to the Sanctuary near Itri, and in Itri there is a week of local festivities.For information about Itri, visit my Home Page and Itri Pages Also do feel free to...more
Those who have been to my Coffs Harbour page will know immediately what I mean. The people of Itri also see a vacant wall and paint on it........ A little bit different to Coffs Harbour but you can see why I was not surprised. This wall overlooked one end of the street floral display.more
A hat to keep the sun off your head and sunglasses.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: High Factor Sun Cream is recommended during summer months.
Anti Mosquito spray.
Miscellaneous: Tea Bags - If you are British !!!
Its hard to buy decent tea bags here - they make a very weak, watery cuppa !!!
Just outside of Itri there is a verdant plateau called Campello. At one time this was inhabited but has long since been abandoned, remains of the buildings can still be seen.During the month of August many of the locals gather up at Campello and set up a huge campsite.Here there is a centre for Horse Riding.Feel free to contact us for more...more
Itri is part of a protected Natural Reserve, the "Parco Naturale dei Monti Aurunci", which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. This tranquil area is rich in nature, and is perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers.There are about 121 bird species, of which 80 nesting including: peregrine falcons, buzzards; sparrow hawks; wind-hovers;...more
The area surrounding Itri is a Natural Reserve, known as the "Parco Naturale dei Monti Aurunci", which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The wonderful mountain terrain is ideal for hiking and trekking.For more information please feel free to contact me:firstname.lastname@example.org
The rocky coastline and formidable limestone cliffs near Sperlonga are extremely popular with Rock Climbers, particularly those passionate about the sport of FREE CLIMBING.
Equipment: Free Climbers use no artificial aids to make upwards progress.
Itri is a great place to get away from the crowds and hubbub of the local seaside resorts, but is still near enough to be able to take advantage of the beautiful nearby golden sandy beaches at Sperlonga and along the Rivierra D'Ullise.
It has the best of both worlds:
Peace, Countryside, Mountain Scenery, Sun, Sea and Sand.
We love it here !!! We liked it so much that we moved to live here !!! .
For more information about Itri feel free to contact us:
Fondest memory: The people are warm and friendly.
The scenery is spectacular.
The food is just delicious.
There is so much to see and do in this largely undiscovered area of Italy.