Introducing holidays to Sperlonga
Want to live la dolce vita? Fancy an Italian holiday in the sunshine? The beautiful coastal town of Sperlonga, about half way between Rome and Naples, is packed full of charm and makes a fantastic holiday destination. Once an ancient Roman resort, this town has some great historical sights as well as gorgeous sandy beaches. Perched on a rocky headland, the old town is full of pretty whitewashed houses, roof terraces and steep narrow stairways taking you upwards to those spectacular ocean views. The modern town beyond is home to some great shops and bars, while the harbour area is a lovely place to stroll beside the golden sands. Sperlonga’s coast is home to miles of beautiful beaches, from secluded coves and rocky sea caves, to upmarket hotel beaches with sun loungers, bars and facilities.
Sperlonga is not just loved by modern-day holidaymakers, it was also a popular destination in Roman times and you’ll find some fascinating and scenic historical sites around to visit. Tiberius, the second Emperor of ancient Rome, built a villa here - which is now an interesting archaeological attraction, complete with spectacular statues, ruins and a dramatic grotto (naturally occurring sea cave). Children will love exploring the site, while adults can enjoy soaking up the history. To learn more, the archaeological museum in Sperlonga is well worth a visit. Another popular historical sight is the grand Torre Toglia, a large clifftop tower with stunning sea views, an exhibition centre and lively events calendar.
Sperlonga’s harbour area is a must-see. Take a relaxing stroll along the waterside, watch the yachts sail by, and dine out on some delicious Italian food and wine. You can also take a boat trip along this picturesque stretch of coast from the harbour. If you want to venture further afield you can take a train along the coast to Naples in under two hours and find yourself exploring the scenic streets of the home of pizza.
Sperlonga is well loved for its beaches. Head down the steep stairways from the clifftop town and you’ll discover the beautiful golden sands, Blue Flag awards and gentle tides that make the town perfect for relaxing or family holidays. The town’s southerly location means the sun shines for much of the year, extending the summer beach season well into September and October. The most beautiful beaches lie to the south of the town, bordered by trees and greenery. At one end of the beach there are mild natural hot springs that bubble up through the sand and the atmosphere is peaceful and luxurious. The sea is usually calm and there are some great water sports on offer, from diving to sailing. Explore the coast around Sperlonga and you’ll find lots of small beaches, often with a handy beach restaurant or bar to enjoy.