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 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 area: Terracina, the 'sun gate' founded by the Etruscans and the Romans enriched by imposing civil operates (the ancient Via Appia and the temple of Jupiter). Sperlonga, a medieval village built on a rocky promontory and prey, throughout the centuries of numerous raids of the pirates but also a place beloved by the Emperor Tiberius, who built a mansion. Formia, good port, mentioned by the ancient etymology, and legendary place of Lestrigoni the ferocious cannibals, they decided definitively the retum of Ulysses to Ithaca. Gaeta, Bourbon protected by walls 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 today. Ponza, island of Dawn, where according to tradition, in competition with the Circeo, the abode of the sorceress Circe. The inland is art treasures and natural. Among these: the Circeo Park, which also includes the island of Zannone, sand 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 a treasure chest of the Riviera, where time has managed to preserve rare and precious pearls.