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  • Grotta di Tiberio © NonnaLou
    Grotta di Tiberio © NonnaLou
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  • Tiberius's grotto
    Tiberius's grotto
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  • From the wall of Sperlonga Museum. © C Roach 2001
    From the wall of Sperlonga Museum. © C...
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    Explore the "Grotta di Tiberio"

    by NonnaLou Updated Sep 14, 2008

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    Do take the time to visit the "Grotta di Tiberio" and Sperlonga's Archaeological Museum, "Il Museo Archeologico Nazionale", located on the Via Flacca.

    In the grotto were found fragments of huge sculptures which once adorned the man-made fishponds at the cave mouth. These marble statues, dating from the 2nd century BC, depicted scenes from Homer's "Adventures of Odysseus". Some of these mythological works of art have been painstakingly reconstructed.

    Usually open from 9am until an hour before sunset.

    Grotta di Tiberio �� NonnaLou
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    the town

    by domenicococozza Updated Aug 4, 2007

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    Sperlonga is a beautiful little town built on a cliff face overlooking the Meditteranean. The whole town is whitewashed with narrow alleyways that climb and fall the cliffface. Its like being in North Africa. Amongst the tiny houses are lots of great little restaurants.

    glorious golden sand kath striking a pose

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    lazy days

    by domenicococozza Written Jul 28, 2007

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    Sperlonga is beach, beach and more beach. This is a resort for serious sun worshippers.
    Beautiful golden sands and gentle tides make Sperlonga the ideal resort for just chilling out.
    At one end of the beach there are mild natural hot springs that bubble up through the sand
    and the town above seems more Arabic than Italian.

    view from above the town more arabic than italian Winding allies
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    Sample ALL THE ICE CREAMS !!!

    by NonnaLou Written May 11, 2007

    My 5 year old grandson is an "ice cream connoisseur".

    He says the best ice cream in Italy is from

    Fiorelli's .

    Flavours: Apple, Melon, Strawberry, Fruits of the Forest, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Lemon and Limoncello to name but a few.

    They have some truely scrumptious cakes too.

    Go on - You're on holiday !!! - just forget your waistline !!!

    Ice cream Heaven �� NonnaLou
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    The Museum at Sperlonga

    by unravelau Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    The museum at Sperlonga, houses most of the statues and artifacts discovered in the neighbouring cave of Tiberius. Some pretty interesting bits and pieces are to be found here and when I was there, they were running a video on the discovery and recovery of some of these pieces.

    If I understood correctly the people of the area banded together to keep the artifacts in the area and this saw the development of the museum.

    From the wall of Sperlonga Museum. �� C Roach 2001
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    The Villa of Tiberius at Sperlonga

    by unravelau Written Aug 2, 2003

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    Covers quite an expanse between the highway and the mediterranean, below the museum.

    I don't know very much about the purposes of the rooms, whether they are relaxing areas, sleeping, kitchens or bathrooms but unique in these ancient communities are the myriad of tiled floors. Just had a chat with another interested person about this aspect of the ancient Roman culture and we both marvelled at the patience they demonstrated laying tiny tiles individually to eventually (sometimes) make a whole design on a floor.

    Sperlonga Villa........a mile of tiles.
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    museum

    by domenicococozza Written Sep 3, 2007

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    The museum of Sperlonga is a dedication to the trials of Oddyseus. Housed in what was a villa built for the Emperor Tiberius, there are sculptures found in the Villa and the nearby grotto.

    Oddyseus blinding the cyclops Tiberius's grotto

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