Sperlonga Travel Guide

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Sperlonga Things to Do

  • Explore the "Grotta di Tiberio"

    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 ...

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  • museum

    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.

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  • the town

    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.

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  • lazy days

    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.

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  • Sample ALL THE ICE CREAMS !!!

    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 !!!

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  • The Museum at Sperlonga

    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...

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Sperlonga Transportation

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    Boating around Sperlonga.

    by unravelau Written Apr 22, 2003

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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.

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Sperlonga Shopping

  • A Market Not To Be Missed !!!

    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...

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  • Local Itri Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Itri Olive OilA superior quality oil, with an good flavour, and fruity and slightly peppery after taste.Derived solely from the Itrana variety of olives, exceptionally low in acidity, in fact far below the1% international standard.

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  • Window shopping any time...

    An arcade becomes much like a department store, in that you can find just about everything that you need or would like to collect in one of a number of stores. Nick nacks are my speciality. Usually no more that 20 euro (would this be around 40,000 lira?)

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Sperlonga Local Customs

  • Nearby Itri's Feast of The Madonna Della...

    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...

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  • Local Festivals & Celebrations

    February - “Sabato Grasso” (Fat Saturday) Held at the beginning of Lent - Carnival in the Square“Venerdì Santo” - (Good Friday) - Procession “Lunedì dell'Angelo” - (Easter Monday) Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of La Madonna della Capanna

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  • Visit Nearby Itri's Flower Festival on...

    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...

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Sperlonga Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware of the gremlins who get in front...

    put an obstacle in your path so that you fall flat on your face like I did. I then had cause to sit and reflect here, while watching my knee swell to twice its normal size and I generally felt sorry for myself.

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  • Talking about snakes

    My Italian friend reckons that there is only one dangerous snake in Italy.......he assured me that this isn't it. But what I want to know is, did the snake know that it wasn't supposed to be dangerous..............it scared me.

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  • Be aware of your surroundings when...

    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...

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Sperlonga Tourist Traps

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    Mountain Town of Itri �� L.Shapcott

    by NonnaLou Written May 11, 2007

    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.

    For more information feel free to contact me:

    ph.shapcott@btinternet.com
    http://trecancelle.shapcott-family.com

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches

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Sperlonga Off The Beaten Path

  • Walk Along The Ancient Appian Way

    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...

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  • Venture Inland Through The Mountains To...

    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...

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  • Visit the WWF Reserve - Blue Oasis

    Near to the Grotta di Tiberio there is a Nature Reserve called the Blu Oasis.Here the marine waters are so clean that Poseidon seaweed grows freely. These waters have been awarded the European Blue Flag award for cleanliness for several years now.

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Sperlonga Sports & Outdoors

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    by NonnaLou Written Dec 31, 2007

    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.

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    • Beaches
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Adventure Travel

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Sperlonga Favorites

  • Take Time To Absorb The Mediterranean...

    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.

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  • Sperlonga-Best Beach in Lazio

    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...

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  • Italy of The Italians

    Grotto of Tiberius Visiting the Grotto at 8am and having it all to myself. This includied the museum! Only 2 euros entry fee.

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