Leonardo Da Vinci
Autostrada del Sole A1
The Riviera between myth and nature
A corner of the green, enchanted garden that bathes the Tyrrhenian Sea for over 100 km, rich in archaeological treasures, history and landscape. The climate is mild even in the colder months and this helps to attract many visitors. The ancient origins of the coastal cities accentuate the charm of the district: Terracina, the 'sun gate' founded by the Etruscans and Romans enriched by massive civil operates (ancient Via Appia and the temple of Jupiter). Sperlonga, a medieval town built on a rocky promontory and prey, in the course of the centuries for pirates, but already a favorite place by the Emperor Tiberius who built an imposing villa. Formia, good port, mentioned by the ancient etymology, and the legendary land of Lestrigoni the ferocious cannibals, they decided definitively the retum of Ulysses to Ithaca. Gaeta, Bourbon protected by castles and towers that surround medieval churches. Minto, one of the important place on the Via Appia, the city that the Romans enriched with a theater still well preserved. Ponza Island of Dawn, where tradition places it in competition with the Circeo, the abode of the sorceress Circe. The inland treasures of art and nature. These include Parco del Circeo, which also includes the island of Zannone, dunes and lakes of Sabaudia. Ninfa known as the Pompeii of the Middle Ages, with its magical oasis: a splendid Italian garden. Funds with the powerful Caetani castle and the wide plain oderosa of oranges that impressed Goethe. Art and culture, ancient history, folklore, cuisine, all combine to make the Riviera a casket, where time has been able to preserve rare and precious pearls.