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Sperlonga


Sperlonga rises on a spur of rock on the final part of the Aurunci Mountains, famous all over the world not only for its crystal clear sea, but above all for its very long and clear beaches. ideal destination for the most curious tourism. Easily accessible from all parts of Italy, this town can truly offer a unique and unexpected holiday. A characteristic element of this location are the four towers. Built in the Middle Ages to defend themselves from the Saracens, today they are one of the most visited tourist destinations.
  • Blue Flag
  • Sea village
  • Village with towers
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Camper parking area
  • Most beautiful villages in Italy
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A look at Sperlonga
A look at Sperlonga
Wandering through the streets of Sperlonga  | Roberto Cerioli - e-borghi Community
Wandering through the streets of Sperlonga
Roberto Cerioli - e-borghi Community
Sperlonga, Torre Truglia seen from below  | ALESSANDRA MACERONI - e-borghi Community
Sperlonga, Torre Truglia seen from below
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Sperlonga, the splendid Torre Truglia  | ALESSANDRA MACERONI - e-borghi Community
Sperlonga, the splendid Torre Truglia
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Sperlonga, west beach at dusk ...  | ALESSANDRA MACERONI - e-borghi Community
Sperlonga, west beach at dusk ...
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Sperlonga from the beach of Pontente  | Riccardo De Simone - e-borghi Community
Sperlonga from the beach of Pontente
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January, National Archaeological Museum  | Riccardo De Simone - e-borghi Community
January, National Archaeological Museum
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Return from fishing to Sperlonga  | Riccardo De Simone - e-borghi Community
Return from fishing to Sperlonga
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Sperlonga  | Riccardo De Simone - e-borghi Community
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About the village

Sperlonga, one of the most exclusive and beloved villages in the Lazio region, appreciated since the time of the Roman Empire, stretches along the Flacca State Road between Terracina and Gaeta, and perches majestically on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast, offering breathtaking views and a rich history for those who visit to discover.

Between caves, crystal clear waters and golden beaches
The name "Sperlonga" derives from the Latin "speluncae" or "caves," referring to the numerous natural cavities that characterize its coastline. Of these, the most famous is surely the "Caves of Tiberius", once an integral part of the imperial villa of the Roman emperor of the same name, the ruins of which are now an attraction of great historical interest.

It is no coincidence that Sperlonga has been awarded both the Blue Flag, a symbol of a clean sea and well-equipped beaches, and the Green Flag for the particular suitability of its beaches for children. Wide beaches of fine golden sand alternate with rocky outcrops that form enchanting coves, often accessible only by sea, a true paradise for lovers of nature and relaxation.

The historic village of Sperlonga
The heart of Sperlonga, with its historic center that has remained virtually untouched by time, offers visitors an authentic slice of Mediterranean life. The picturesque white houses, narrow alleys embellished with arches, and occasional panoramic glimpses of the sea and sky create an enchanting atmosphere. This small fishing village still retains traces of a past of pirate defense and hard living, but also of exclusivity and beauty.

The history of Sperlonga: between emperors and pirates
In the territory of Sperlonga, there are traces of human activity dating back to the Upper Paleolithic. According to tradition, right here stood the city of Amyclae, founded by the Spartans. In Roman times, numerous luxurious villas, including that of Emperor Tiberius. In the past, Sperlonga was repeatedly the scene of pirate raids, most recently in 1622 by Ottoman pirates. Rebuilt over the centuries, Sperlonga has preserved its identity, enclosing within its historic center churches, stately palaces and a fascinating castle.

Sperlonga: tradition, festivals and gastronomy
In addition to its natural and historical beauty, Sperlonga boasts a lively cultural and gastronomic tradition. The patronal festival, in honor of St. Leo and St. Rocco, takes place in the days before and after the first Sunday in September. Packed with events, including notable fireworks, it attracts visitors from all over the world. The casual visitor will marvel at the traditional recipes, prepared according to ancient cooking methods. Tasting sardine soup, bean soup, marinade or "bambolotti" with cuttlefish ragu will be a unique culinary experience.

So, what are you waiting for to visit Sperlonga? Between history, natural beauty, crystal clear sea and delicious gastronomy, this enchanting town in Lazio is waiting to offer you an unforgettable experience.

Village of Sperlonga
Municipality of Sperlonga
Province of Latina
Lazio region

Population: 3.333 sperlongani
Altitude Center: 55 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
 Comunità montana degli Aurunci e Ausoni 
Città Slow

Acknowledgments
Blue Flag

Protected Natural Areas:
Oasi Blu - Villa di Tiberio
Promontorio Villa Tiberio e Costa Torre Capovento
Parco regionale Riviera di Ulisse

Municipality
Piazza Europa - Tel. +39 0771 55781

= distances as the crow flies

BY CAR

  • From Rome take the via Pontina to Terracina and continue along the via Flacca.
  • From the highway exit at Frosinone, go towards Terracina and reach Sperlonga via via Flacca.
  • From Naples: On the highway exit at Cassino, go towards Formia and reach Sperlonga via via Flacca.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Fondi Sperlonga station
  • Monte San Biagio station

BY PLANE

  • Naples Capodichino Airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

= distances as the crow flies
= distances as the crow flies

Events

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San Leone Magno and San Rocco

Our news about Sperlonga

Sperlonga says no to plastic and does so in view of a summer dedicated to the fight against pollution. Precisely in the week following World Climate Day, "the pearl of the Tyrrhenian" also officially opposes the use of organic material that causes the greatest damage to the environment. The mayor Armando Cusani, in fact, has signed an ordinance that forbids the use of no-biodegradable envelopes in commercial establishments and foodstuffs. Bars, restaurants, pizzerias, hotels. But ...
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