Sperlonga – Italy’s Coastal Secret – Day 2 – Part 2

Tiberius reigned over the Roman Empire from 14 to 37 AD.  Like most Romans today, he sought to escape the summer city heat by heading to the shore.  He chose the tiny coastal city of Sperlonga, to build his summer residence in.  Now, as I said before, with paid admission to the Archaeological Museum, visitors…

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Sperlonga: Italy’s Coastal Secret – Day 2 – Part 1

On our second day in Sperlonga, we awoke to find the sun shining down, the temperature perfect, and it wasn’t long before we were out, beginning our next adventure.  Our first stop was going to be Bar Tropical, as we woke up late, and missed the breakfast in the hotel.  After a bit of nourishment,…

Sperlonga: Italy’s Coastal Secret – Day 1 – Part 2

Dating from the fifteenth century, the lovely Cappella di S. Rocco Extra Mura was built just outside of the old city walls.  Today, surrounded by other buildings, it remains a tiny jewel set on the road that leads up to the Centro Storico.  As we climbed higher, towards the old town, the view before us…

SPERLONGA – Day One – Part One

I had arranged for a car service to pick us up in Castel Gandolfo, and take us to our next destination, Sperlonga.  I did that because it was the quickest way to get there, without having a car of one’s own.  If you do have your own auto, or choose to hire a taxi, the…