Formia Things to Do

  • Formia and 'The Villa'
    Formia and 'The Villa'
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  • The tomb of Cicero
    The tomb of Cicero
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  • Festival of S Giovanni, Formia, Lazio.
    Festival of S Giovanni, Formia, Lazio.
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    At least one festival, while in Italy

    by unravelau Updated Jul 23, 2006

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    Festival of S Giovanni, Formia, Lazio.

    This festival, I have seen in Formia on both trips to Italy.............it is absolutely amazing. The whole town turns out and its party from the moment S Giovanni emerges from his church, until after the huge fireworks display at midnight.

    iandsmith just asked the 'when' question, i.e when this magnificent festival takes place. It happens on the 24th June each year.

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    The tomb of Cicerone (Cicero to the west)

    by unravelau Updated Apr 13, 2003

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    The tomb of Cicero

    Cicero was a pretty famous person back in the days of Caeser. He caused quite a stir then, and 2000 years later we're still stirring him. Will he ever rest is the question.

    This picture is of Cicero's tomb, and the reason that he still might be wriggling around is because the experts cant decide whether his remains are here or not-- and if here, is it all of him or minus his head. Anyway I will leave that to the experts.

    Before you head north (towards Rome) out of Formia, to see this monument, it might be a good idea to call into the Museum on Via Vitruvio and check when it will be next open.

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    Formia's ancient Roman Fishery.

    by unravelau Updated Apr 3, 2003

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    Formia and 'The Villa'

    A series of rooms under "the villa" in Formia that houses the old fishery production rooms. It is quite spooky inside and has quite a history according to the custodian of the day.......

    It is only open one Sunday per month (if I remember correctly), but a lot of information is to be had as well as gaining a walk through the various rooms and a description of how they were used. Centrally situated is an old access to the top (villa above) I think that it comes out at one of the circular garden beds there.......anyway it is supposed to have been used as some quick exit, back in the days when.

    The external fishery can be seen to the left of this photo (now can be seen on my Lazio travelogue)..........

    Could form the basis of a wonderful and romantic adventure story set amongst the Roman Consuls who used to holiday in the area and indeed kept villas around for that purpose.....There I go again off on a tangent.

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