|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This luxurious 3 bedroom apartment is located in the popular seaside resort of Anzio near Rome in Italy. The spacious living area includes a large comfortable lounge with TV. Three bedroom en-suite bedrooms that offer spectacular sea views, two bathroom and a kitchen. Outside, the balcony has dining furniture perfect for al fresco dining on the warm Italian evenings! Anzio itself is packed with great restaurants, bars and Pubs as well as plenty of shops and places of historical interest. Several family friendly beaches are located within an easy walk of our apartment and offer fantastic water sports facilities.
The accommodation consists of: 1 Sitting room with double sofa bed and TV, DVD, Radio and CD player.
1 Double room with twin beds. 1double bedroom with bank beds. 2 Bathrooms, 1 with bath and 1 with walk in shower. Modern kitchen with large fridge freezer, washing machine and all cooking equipment.
Large entrance. Two balconies one facing sea. Parking facility.
Rome by the sea beautiful apartment facing beach.
Enjoy the spectacular sea views from the balcony while you sip a cocktail.
The Anzio Apartment is fully furnished with all reasonable utensils. Towels and linen are provided as is a cleaner on arrival and departure dates. There is also the added security of a caretaker.
The Residents-only lift gives easy access to the beach.
Located in the centre between Anzio and Nettuno, our apartment offers the perfect setting for exploring Rome and Lazio. The apartment itself faces the Mediterranean sea, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities like walking and swimming. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby. The towns of Anzio and Nettuno are within easy reach and are great for shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions such.
Rome is only a short train journey away. There are trains every hour and the ticket is €7 return including all the Underground and Busses in Rome.
Along the coast are numerous remains of Roman villas. One, the Domus Neroniana, has been identified as a residence of Nero.
In Anzio can be found the Anzio Beachhead British Military Cemetery and a Beachhead Museum. The Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial is in nearby Nettuno.
About 8 km north of the town there is a WWF park with sulphur springs and a medieval tower, Tor Caldara.
All along the coast a large number of beaches and sea resorts can be found, including hotels and the famous fish restaurants of the port of Anzio. The city once hosted a Casino that is no longer active and now hosts cultural events. In the southern part of the town, close to the border with Nettuno, are many Italian art nouveau style houses.
In the Middle Ages Antium was deserted in favour of Nettuno: at the end of the 17th century Innocent XII and Clement XI restored the harbour, not on the old site but to the east of it, with the opening to the east, a mistake which leads to its being frequently silted up; it has a depth of about 5 m. The sea is encroaching slightly at Anzio, but some kilometres farther north-west the old Roman coast-line now lies slightly inland (see Tiber). The Volscian city stood on higher ground and somewhat away from the shore, though it extended down to it. This was defended by a deep ditch, which can still be traced, and by walls, a portion of which, on the eastern side, constructed of rectangular blocks of tufa, was brought to light in 1897.
 World War II
I was born in Rome and Anzio was our summer residence when Rome was too hot. Our daughter lives in the centre of Rome, our sons are in England they all love to come to Anzio as often as possible and spend the summer holiday on the beach with all the same family and friends from Rome. I am married to a wonderful English man and live a lot of the time in the UK. We have a daughter and two sons and 8 grandchildren.
Clara Censon purchased this apartment in 1953
My father bought the apartments in 1953 and left it to the family in his will. We are very lucky to have it still, for all of us to enjoy it and give a chance to the new generation to appreciate the italian lifestyle, good food, good family time, hot summers and lovely weather through the year.
The beach below the building reached by our private lift and stairs.
A beach that is cared for by attendants with umbrellas and comfortable chairs.
The luxury of a caretaker that looks after the property the whole year.
This apartment lived up to all our expectations: Spacious for a family of five, and situated perfectly by a beautiful beach line. The centre of charming Anzio is only a short walk away, and the trains to Rome run frequently during the day. We will highly recommend a stay here.
Anzio is truly a hidden gem of a resort. This is topped off by the quaint charm of this flat, situated in a quaint fifties style block that matches the style of Anzio is a 3 bedroom/optional 4 with the sofa bed with possibly the best sea view a place can have. Sitting on the balcony with widescreen view of the sea & beach listening to the waves made this possibly the most relaxing holiday in a long time, which goes with the chilled out vibe of Anzio itself. Nice size bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, clean & a minute from the beach. What more do you want? We will be returning!
We found the apartment rather dirty. The floors where not cleaned and the bed quilts where dirty. It would have been OK with quilt covers instead of ordinary sheets. We had been promised a child bed for our two year old grandchild, but instead we only got an ordninary extra bed, which we could not use. The information about markets in Anzio and Nettuno where not correct. We would have appreciated if the heat had been turned on before we arrived. It was rather cold in the apartment. We would also have apprecxiated if there had been more information about Anzio, like a map of the town, since we could not find a Tourist Office.
The apartment is well situated in Anzio. Close to the beach and within 15 mins walk to local shops. The apartment is vey well equipped but could do with a microwave and an electric kettle. Beautiful furniture, very shabby chic. Gorgeous view of the beach from the balcony. One negative point was that we found it very difficult to get a taxi to drive us to local destinations i.e. Nentuno. Clara was very helpful with all aspects of our trip. Overall we really enjoyed our stay in Anzio. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.
This is a great apartment and location. We wanted somewhere that was very close to the beach to satisfy our children, aged 9 and 5, but close to some amenities and with Rome easily accessible by train. This fulfilled all of those!
The beach is fantastic, 1 minute to get to from the apartment, and perfect for playing games in the sea and swimming. It was also practically deserted during the week, although busier at the weekend, as it is not yet high season.
The caretaker of the building, Renato, is extremely helpful and sorted out anything that was needed very quickly. It's helpful to have some Italian as his English is fairly basic.
The apartment is very well set out, it was clean and plenty of towels were provided. There are things for the beach such as body boards and buckets and spades/balls, plus there is a really good selection of books for the adults and DVD's for the adults and the kids.
We really enjoyed our daily gelati at the gelateria just down the road on the way into the centre of town and we also enjoyed pizza and pasta at the pizzeria just beyond.
We had a wonderful week here, thank you Clara!
As mentioned above; the appartment is wonderful. It can easily "fit" a family of five persons. Nice to have two bathrooms... The kitchen was well equipped. The view from ´the balcony is stunning....We had - yet another - great week in this place, and we will definately be back.
Anzio is 40 miles south of Rome and is linked by rail and roads with the Capital and the main centres of Lazio as well as with Fiumicino International Airport.Founded by the Volsci way back in the ancient times, Anzio is just 35 miles south of Rome on the coast (if you hit Nettuno, you've gone too far!). Not content to leave such a pretty piece of real estate in the hands of these longtime rivals, the Romans eventually conquered the strategic harbour, and the Emperor Nero chose to build one of his beach shacks down there, presumably to have a quiet place to read, think, and be completely normal. By the Middle Ages, the place was pretty much deserted, although some sources claim that during some Renaissance excavations, the Apollo Belvedere – long considered one of the greatest classical statues from antiquity – was discovered among the ruins.
Not much of note happened in Anzio for the following 600 years or so, until 1944 when the Allied forces mounted an amphibious landing at Anzio and Nettuno, leading to several months of rather bloody battle until they finally broke through and marched on Rome, liberating it on 4 June, 1944.
Awesomely, many remains from every element of this rather intense and extended history are still visible in Anzio. Walls and caves that made up Nero's villa line the cliffs that rise up along the beach – the very same beach where the Allies landed, and where you can now lay out and catch some rays. Wade into the water and swim by some giant chains left over from docking the Allied ships, and then breaststroke your way over to a series of tunnels and caves that formed the nefarious underworld of Nero's party house.
Oh, and for those pescatarians I mentioned? A number of restaurants line the road above the beach, offering fresh seafood, cold wine, and air-conditioned views of all that cool stuff you just read about. Baia di Ponente on Riviera Vittorio Mallozzi is a favourite, offering perfectly crisp fried fish, an excellent crudo plate, and reasonable prices.
Anzio is a typical charming Italian seaside resort much favoured by Romans all year round. It has an extensive local history dating back to before its initial notoriety as Nero's birthplace. Ferries and hydrofoils leave from Anzio to the beautiful Pontine Isle, birthplace of Pontius Pilate. The famous Castelli Romani are also just a short car journey away and so are the gardens of Ninfa and La Landriana. Anzio has a safe sandy beach, a yacht club and a marina. For dining out and provisions Anzio has good shops and restaurants and is ideal all the year being connected to Rome by hourly trains. A return ticket costs only €7 (Euros) and it includes all the buses and undergrounds in Rome.Anzio is a city and comune on the coast of the Lazio region of Italy, about 56 km (35 mi) south of Rome. Well known for its seaside harbour setting, it is a fishing port and a departure point for ferries and hydroplanes to the Pontine Islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene. The city bears great historical significance as the site of a crucial Allied landing during World War II.Called Antium in ancient times, it was the capital of the Volsci people until it was conquered by the Romans. With the latter expansion of Rome it was just far enough away to be insulated from the riots and tumults of Rome. When Cicero returned from exile, it was at Antium that he reassembled the battered remains of his libraries, where the scrolls would be secure. Leading Romans built magnificent seaside villas at Antium. The Julian and Claudian emperors frequently visited it: Gaius Maecenas had a villa at Antium; both Emperor Caligula and Nero were born in Antium; they latter founded a colony of veterans and built a new harbour, the projecting moles of which still exist.
Remains of Roman villas are conspicuous all along the shore, both to the east and to the north-west of the town.
Anzio and Nettuno are also notable as sites of an Allied forces landing (Operation Shingle) and ensuing battle (known as the Battle of Anzio) during World War II. The Commonwealth Anzio War Cemetery and Beach Head War Cemetery are located here.
American forces (5th Army) were surrounded by Germans in the caves of Pozzoli in February 1944 for a week, suffering heavy casualties. A movie based on the events called Anzio (1968, directed by Edward Dmytryk) was made, starring Robert Mitchum and based on a book by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas.
Tor Caldara Tower and the Anzio beach.
On 18 February 1944, the British light cruiser Penelope was struck by two torpedoes off the coast of Anzio and sunk with a loss of 417 crew.
 Anzio is connected to Rome by the Via Nettunense (SS207), the Via Ardeatina (SS601) and by the Roma-Nettuno railroad that stops in the stations of Lavinio, Villa Claudia, Marechiaro, Anzio Colonia and Anzio.
How to get there: Trains run from Termini to Anzio every hour on the :07, return on the :37 (until 8:37pm) and costs €7.20 for the round trip.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We accept PayPal or cheque or Bank transfer. We ask for a £100 not refundable deposit and the balance 6 weeks before you are due to go when keys and directions will be sent.
The help will make the beds and leave towels, but not beach ones. She will come and clean at the end of your stay.
The caretaker is always available for any advise.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.