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 ...more
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 sandand the town above seems more Arabic than Italian.more
My 5 year old grandson is an "ice cream connoisseur". He says the best ice cream in Italy is fromFiorelli'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 !!!more
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...more
via Fontana della Camera 3, Sperlonga, 04029, Italy
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Corso S Leone 3, Sperlonga, 04029, Italy
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Via Flacca, Km 15, Sperlonga, Lazio, 4029, Italy
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Moored here in Sperlonga.
A new Vter, Amandacranny told me this morning that she and her boyfriend had viewed the webcam on Sperlonga and liked the look of it...........I don't know that address though.
Superb market at FONDI every Sunday morning. Huge range of stalls and bargains to be found: fashionable clothes, handbags and leather goods, jewellery, shoes, textiles, to name just a few !!!The market is now situated near to Fondi Market, and there is parking round the back.We go nearly every Sunday morning.More about...more
July La Madonna della Civita , the “Madonna of the Old City” is the patron of nearby Itri, whose annual feast day falls on July 21st. People from all over southern Lazio come to make a sacred pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of La Madonna della Civita, near Itri, and in Itri there is a week of various local festivities.Do visit my Itri and Home Page at...more
In June the feast of Corpus Domini attracts many visitors to Itri, to view the colourful, decorative carpet of flowers, over which the traditional Corpus Domini procession passes. The designs depict scenes from the bible and messages of peace and brotherhood, and are painstakingly composed of thousands of individual flower petals. It is well worth...more
I was moving in to get a close up of the ancient rock work in Tiberius' cave and clicked at the precise moment that I caught this movement out of the corner of my eye.......I am surprised that the photo is in focus. So it might pay to survey the field before you put your camera up to your eye.........I must have jumped a good 3 feet, but I took...more
Sperlonga gets very, very busy in August, and hotels and restaurants near the beach can be rather expensive.
Unique Suggestions: Best months to visit are May / June and September / October.
Fun Alternatives: Consider finding accommodation outside of Sperlonga, perhaps in a peaceful retreat near the mountain town of Itri.
Please take a look at my "Itri Pages" at Virtual tourist.
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The infamous highway, the Via Appia , is a testament to the remarkable organisational and engineering ability of the Romans. Construction of this, the first and most famous of the ancient Roman roads, was commenced in 312 AD by the Appius Claudius Caecus. It was called the "Queen of Roads" (Regina Viarum) and was to be the main means of...more
Venture away from the coast and take the SP 105 road signposted "Itri". You will travel up a meandering road through spectacular mountain scenery until you will eventually arrive at the sweet little town of Itri , nestling in the foothills of the Aurunci Mountains.Explore the Medieval Town with its magnificent castle and ancient churches.For more...more
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.
Wandering through the meandering streets of "Old Sperlonga" and sitting in the Piazza della Republica sipping a cappucino and just watching the world go by. We visited the Food Festival "Sapore di Mare", which is held each year towards the beginning of June.We were able to sample many of the truely mouth watering traditional fish dishes.more
The Beach is great. European Blue Flag standing. Beautiful old village set into a rock promontory, over looking the sea. Mainly populated by Italians, giving you a taste of pure Italian Beach life. The water was warm. Some days very surfy, others calm as a millpond. Clear and sandy. Lots of sun beds and umbrellas owned by hotels and a fair bit of...more