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LA RIVIERA
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ULISSE
An undiscovered pearl of the Mediterraneum, off the beaten track.
Imagine a long stretch of wild rocky coast, punctuated by sandy beaches and cultivated plains, a visual experience that astonishes most of the new travellers in the Ulixes’ Coast.

Gaeta
The Ulixes Coast, where the Ausoni and Aurunci Mountain chain rises 1500 metres above sea level, breaks off from the Appennini plummets into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The terminus is an array of reefs, precipices and sandy inlets separated by ancient watch-towers, built in a time to prevent the visits of the unwelcomed Saracen invaders.

It is a land rich in exceptional archaeological finds, with recently created natural parks and marine reserves that respect of the breathtaking environment of the Regional Park Riviera di Ulisse.

Established on February 6, 2003, the “Parco della Riviera di Ulisse” includes three protected natural areas:

-the Regional park of promontory ofMonte-Scauri/Gianola,

-the Regional park of Monte Orlando

-the stretch of Sperlonga coast with the Monument Promontory Villa di Tiberio and Coast Torre Capovento-Punta Cetarola.

A land rich in Roman finds and therefore of significant historical and archaeological value, in addition to the naturalistic one.
On the other hand, the whole of the Gulf of Gaeta (ancient Amyclanus sinus) was intensively occupied since the late Republican period (II-I century BC.) by manufacturing plants and residential complexes, buildings, tombs, marinas and fisheries belonging to prominent members of the Roman aristocracy who chose this area as favorite place of residence.

Gaeta


Roman Port

The historic centre:
GAETA, a small town at the end of a picturesque peninsula on the Tyrrean sea, sits upon a crag. It is separated from the new town by Mount Orlando, a stronghold hill fortified during the Reign of Naples with impressive bastions and defenses.
PICCOLO ALLEY
Piccolo Alley,

Intact atop the summit is the Roman Mausoleum of Munazio Planco, The mountain side is highlighted by the Sanctuary of the Montagna Spaccata, "The Shaken Mountain", a church named to St Philip Neri, a hermit who lived out his days in the Church.
Built in the 16th century, the church is situated on a sheer rock face that drops to the coastline below, the site of Grotto of Turco.

The hill, a former island, connects the mainland and the new town.
A big marina situated in the gulf is complimented by the white sandy beach of Serapo.

Gaeta beach

Serapo

A very beautiful boulevard runs from the small Roman port of the old town through the Cape to the fish open market, a distance of 2 km.
Every afternoon, as the fishing boats return, a improvised merchant market sprouts up on the dock from 5p.m. till 9 p.m. Fish may be purchased from the stalls across the boulevard.

Gaeta-Roman Port
On one side lies the sea, on the other the fish market. Local houses line the alleyways connecting the boulevard with "IL BUDELLO"( as named by the Roman holidaymaker) or the "Piccolo Alley" (given its name by the the Americans of the VI Fleet Flagship homeported in Gaeta), the longest street of Gaeta, 2.5 meters wide, paved with ancient stones.
This alleyway looks as it did hundreds of years ago: no cars, no motors; only workshops and artisans, the colors of yesterday and alley voices.

Gaeta extends today on the bay side till Formia where a white sandy beach appear.
The most picturesque beaches are on the other side of Gaeta, after Serapo beach, on the way to Sperlonga. Marvel at beautiful sandy beaches, emerald bays, colorful reefs in the midst of a multicolored transparent sea.

Breathingtaking beaches abound: Ariana , Torre Viola, Arenauta, S.Vito creek, and S.Agostino. And don't forget the:


beach Scissure
Torre Scissura promontory.

Gaeta, the Marine Republic and ancient Roman holiday resort, today is a splendid sea resort. Mild climate, beautiful beaches for swimming and tourist attractions, rich in history, religious significance, and natural wonders.
Gaeta boulevard

Leave the overcoat at home. Gaeta promises spring days in February and sunny mild all year round. Try avoiding the middle of August when downtown could be overcrowded.

FORMIA - Vindicio
A train station graces FORMIA, halfway point between Rome and Naples.
From elegant Vindicio beach you see Gaeta protecting the bay. Throughout the afternoons wind surfers and kite-surfers vie for space on the windy sea.

Vindicio Beach
When ancient Rome Vindicio was part of the villa of Nerva, senators and other celebrities of the time regularly visited this local landlord. The mild local climate and two famous wines, the white Falernum and red Cecubo, may have played a role in attracting the landlord's guests.

Nearby are several beautiful antiquities: The Tomb of Cicero; the Nerva Walls; and a beautiful Roman"Caposele Port" perfectly preserved and restored marina attracting visitors to Vindicio beach.

SPERLONGA
Minutes from Gaeta and Terracina, on the coast you'll found a tiny little town, perched on a cliff above the Mediterranean.
The medieval hill-town of Sperlonga is quaint and charming.
This town looks like Capri and what you imagine Greece to be like: cobblestone lanes, whitewashed houses built into the hillside, narrow alleys and amazing views of a calm blue sea, a sandy coastline all the way to Gaeta and Terracina, and a quiet piazzetta which is perfect for a cool drink on a hot afternoon.
You'll be one more people who fell in love with the Riviera di Ulisse where Sperlonga is a part.
Sperlonga was a forgotten fishing village until the 1960s, when a road built from Terracina to Gaeta brought tourists to this coastal delight. Scenery adjacent to the road allowed tourists to discover the marvellous coast which led to Sperlonga's rebirth as holiday resort.
This was a place where ancient Roman emperors used to vacation too. There are ruins here of the villa and grottos of Tiberius Emperor.
All this is very interesting but the beaches...!!
In Summer the air is hot and the water warm and very clear. The food is amazing and the people friendly.

The town is located about halfway between Gaeta and Terracina along the Via Flacca, a stretch of coastline (built in Roman times and reconstructed twenty-one centuries later) which is probably one of the most beautiful drives in all of Italy.
The Aurunci Mountains come down to the shore, and the coast is lined with beautiful white beaches leading to clear blue Tyrrhenian waters and ruins of Roman villas. Foremost among these ruins is the Gallery of Tiberius (Galleria di Tiberio) with the attached Sperlonga Museum located just beyond the fourth tunnel (coming from Gaeta) on the right across from the Hotel Saloon Ristorante.

The Villa of Tiberius at Sperlonga was discovered in 1957 when the excavation was being done for the present coastline highway. Residents of the town put up roadblocks to keep the beautiful statues from being taken to Rome.
The residents won their case and a modern museum was constructed on the site to house the findings.
The Cave of Tiberius was used as a fish-breeding pond and also for theatrical performances. Inside the cave were statues representing the myth of Ulysses.

ULIXES' CUISINE:
Fish and seafood bright on a simple
relish Mediterranean cuisine whose ingredients are tomatoes, olive oil, basilic, peppers, eggplant and sweet small peppers vigorously grown on this rank soil under the warm Mediterranean sun.

Your eyes will be filled of pleasure glancing at the stalls in the open markets.

The local restaurants abound in culinary delights: linguine alla pescatora (spaghetti with sea fish), fritto di calamari e gamberi (fried calamars an prawns), fritto misto di paranza(mixed fried small fish), rombo al gratin (Sea Bass au gratin), orata alla griglia (grilled goldenfish), spigola all'acqua pazza (sea-wolf semi-boiled with tomato), ham, and "mozzarella di bufala". A few km. from the coast in the hills, everything changes: baby goat and lamb dominates the tables, sausages are uncomparable, swet by local red wines to bring gaiety.

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VILLA LENA

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In the middle of the incredibly suggestive Gulf of Gaeta, 50 metres from the famous and elegant beach of Vindicio, Villa Lena is a modern apartment in a villa built in the seventies, consisting of eight apartmens, 5 of which are offered for holiday rentals.

Our Sea-Horse apartment sleeps 4.
From the shared garden access to the terrace through few steps. A double bed + side tables, open wardobe and chest of drawers in the bedroom, 2 sofa-bed in the livingroom. A small wardrobe and a lumber-room are in the hallway.
A kitchenette with bench and table for 6 in separated area opens onto the living room through a counter with three stools.
TV and WI-FI
A large french door connects the livingroom with the private area otside where deck chairs and table chairs are a premise for dining "al fresco".
The apartment is fresh and comfortable for short and long stay, close to the sandy beach with beach clubs and free spces.

WINDSURFING

In the garden a shared barbecue is available.

Formia,
thanks to the extremely mild climate, was a holiday resort already at the time of the ancient Rome, when Nerva, the local landlord, hosted many important senators, and Tiberius had his villa a few km away. Here is also the tomb of Cicero.

The sandy beach, with beach clubs, is only 50 metres far and in the afternoon, when a strong wind rises while the Sea rests calm, the Gulf become filled with windsurfs...

Formia
is halfway between Rome and Naples and a good bus service connects in 5 minutes the railway station to the property. The same bus leads to Gaeta in ten minutes, so the whole bay will be at your hand.

Rome and Naples, both in one hour abt distance with very frequent trains, can be visited, without driving, in one day.
From Naples a light train leads to Pompeii, in front of the entrance to the excavations and from there a bus leads the top of Vesuvius. while in holiday at the beach!

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August E 800** min 2 weeks
High+Mid + Easter& Christmas May/June/July & September E 700** min 2 weeks
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FORMIA
A train station graces FORMIA, and the halfway point between Rome and Naples. From elegant Vindicio beach you see Gaeta protecting the bay. In the afternoon wind-surfers and kite-surfers vie for space on the windy sea.
At time of ancient Rome, Vindicio was part of the villa of Nerva, a local landlord regularly visited by senators and other celebrities. The mild local climate and two famous wines, the white Falernum and red Cecubo, may have played a role in attracting the landlord's guests.
Nearby are several beautiful antiquities: The Tomb of Cicero; the Nerva Walls; and a beautiful Roman "Caposele Port" perfectly preserved and restored marina attracting visitors to Vindicio beach.

Fish and seafood bright on a simple
relish Mediterranean cuisine whose ingredients are tomatoes, olive oil, basilic, peppers, eggplant and sweet small peppers vigorously grown on this rank soil under the warm Mediterranean sun.

Your eyes will be filled of pleasure glancing at the stalls in the open markets.

The local restaurants abound in culinary delights: linguine alla pescatora (spaghetti with sea fish), fritto di calamari e gamberi (fried calamars an prawns), fritto misto di paranza(mixed fried small fish), rombo al gratin (Sea Bass au gratin), orata alla griglia (grilled goldenfish), spigola all'acqua pazza (sea-wolf semi-boiled with tomato), ham, and "mozzarella di bufala". A few km. from the coast in the hills, everything changes: baby goat and lamb dominates the tables, sausages are uncomparable, swet by local red wines to bring gaiety

PLACES TO BE VISITED

Gaeta,
4 km far and very well connected by bus is a must, as well as

Itri, 8 km away,

but no trip to local sights is complete without the view from the
Sanctuary of Madonna Della Civita,


Sperlonga,
15 km far

the central square of
Minturno,
the stunning village of

Campodimele,
the

Montecassino Abbey, the

Fossanova Abbey,

Terracina, 35 km away

and the ruins of a Medieval hamlet:
OASIS OF NINFA.
Nestled in between the Castle, the town hall, the ruins of Churcies and local homes is the Oasis of Ninfa, a remarkable garden-park dazzling with a variety of plants and flowers that captivate its visitors. Access is limited, but the garden's delights are certainly worth the trip.

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