After spending most of 6 weeks in Rome, I felt like I needed a break from the heat and commotion of the city and the feel of an ocean breeze. I had researched several coastal towns within 1 to 1 1/2 hours from Rome. After seeing the photos and hearing others talk about the beauty of Sperlonga, I decided that would be my destination and since I would be traveling with Rico, an overnight stay where he could rest in a hotel room with air conditioning was going to be the best way to experience this coastal town.
On a Thursday morning, Rico and I walked to Roma Termini train station to hop the train to Fondi. The train ride is 1 hour, 20 minutes. From the train station in Fondi, it’s about a 15 minute bus ride to Sperlonga which is located between Rome and Naples. When the bus crested the hill and I saw the sea, I instantly felt happy and relaxed. Although I love Rome, spending so much time in a chaotic city (although beautiful), without the ocean nearby, had begun to wear on me. In addition the the side trips to Florence and Greve in Chianti with Roberto, going to Sperlonga was one of the highlights of my time in Italy.
This first post about Sperlonga highlights images of the beach and the Tyrrhenian sea.