Terracina Things to Do
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12 Hotels in Terracina
Via Appia Km. 104.5, Terracina, 04019, Italy
Good for: Couples
Lungomare Circe, Terracina, 04019, Italy
Good for: Families
Via Veneto, Terracina, 04019, Italy
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
There is one pretty "good" restaurant almost at the end of the city. Our guide recommended us that restaurant for one of our mates b'day dinner.
First of all, hardly anyone in the restaurant understood english, somehow we managed to give our order. The menu wasn't clear enough. Food wasn't bad but wasn't special either. When we were given the bills, they were charged very differently so we asked, language barrier gave enough toruble. Most of the seafood dishes were priced for 100gms and if you don't tell them how much you want, they would serve you 350gms, this we were not aware, neither it was written on menu. On someone's argument, that waiter brought 100gms of salmon to tell us, how much 100gms weigh, which we all thought was very mean. There was no problem for paying but the way they handled this issue wasn't good, spoiling b'day spirit of our mate.Related to:
As far as nightlife in Terracina is conerned, being tourist place, most of the places charge pretty good sum to let you in. If you don't want to cook yourself in very hot pubs, you can enjoy the live music on beach, there are 3 places where they play music, pretty good, no entry fee business and pretty good crowd.
This photo was taken from half way up the mountain on the way to the main piazza, the Ancient Roman Forum, the Appian Way and the Duomo of Terracina. The photo shows the bus terminal cafe and rest room...........it only looks small here but when we were waiting for our bus to return to Formia there were probably 12 buses waiting for their...more
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Being tourist place, almost all shops have "good" price tags.
If you happened to stay over weekend, then there is roadside market by localites (I guess), you can shop pretty good things (not as good as branded though) for very less price.
I walked in that market with the thought that I will not buy anything but at the end of market, I ran out of cash.
Market timing is 7.00 to 14.00 hrs. Check with your hotel reception.
What to buy: You can buy almost everything, right from fresh vegetables, very good cheese to clothes, shoes, literally anything.
What to pay: Varies what you are buying but bargaining is must and ask different prople in the same shop, you may get different price.
My friend wanted to buy a T-shirt, price was 18Euros, when we asked other guy, he said 7Euros, we paid 7 Euros immediately and walked away.
Terracina Tourist Traps
Signposting around Terracina is not terribly informative. Every time that I saw a sign for via Anxur..........the arrows were always in two directions but not explaining where either direction would take you. So another case of asking the locals or seeking a map. Of course if driving it is not so much of a problem but I walked most places and if you've been going uphill a way in the wrong direction, you don't feel either smart or happy I can tell you.
Unique Suggestions: If like me you walk, take a broad rimmed hat, 30 plus a big bottle of water and your sense of humour if you cant speak the language very well...............AND try for a street directory.
I still haven't found a road map of Terracina but I have found an explanation of the two arrowed signpost.....I think that it is probably a circular road which means you can go either way and end up at the temple. If driving that wouldn't be a problem as I explained before but being on foot I would always take the shortest route....the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
In Gaeta....my dear friend and companion there went straight up through the bushes over the rocks across the creeks under and over tree branches and jumping hidey holes to arrive at the top of mount Orlando. I would take the steady hairpin bending road (by bus if I could) but I have walked it a number of times too.....LOL. He has a sore knee now but I don't ....LOL.....there again he is at least 10 years older....ha, ha,ha.
Fun Alternatives: I really think that if you are going to get lost and tired a bottle of "sense of humour" would go a long way.
Loved Dumpy's comment here.........LOL.
Terracina Off The Beaten Path
We was in Terracina in october 2006. What a wonderful experience. The weather was fine and the temperature more than 25 degrees all sunny days. The beach and the sea was so warm and the air, clean and fresh. Dont' forget to visit an incredible church named "Chiesa del Purgatorio" in the old historical center, never seen something so unusual. But a...more
We stopped to have a rest and I thought that I was hallucinating...(very, very hot and wishing that I wasn't there)...We had a debate about this supposed township ......... I remember saying it looks really quiet, before I finally realised that it was Terracina Cemetery.more
The Festival of the Sea, the 3rd Saturday in July A statue of the Virgin Mary "Madonna" is placed in a fishing boat, and followed out to sea by a flotilla of boats, decorated with shells, flowers and lights. The procession sails from Terracina port to Circeo. On their return, fireworks are set off from the boats. San Cesareo is the Patron Saint of...more
Definitely travel to the Temple, experience the atmosphere and photograph the scenery...........if its a clear day you will get magnificent pictures. Its a place of wonder really. How could the Romans have built the Appian way here when they had to split the mountain............without modern day tools etc. Just amazing.more
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