The pretty whitewashed village cascades down a hillside to the Mediterranean sea. A maze of narrow streets and alleys, inaccessible to cars, it's a perfect companion to our Casperia base and its location, midway between Rome and Naples, makes it just as easy to reach with low-cost flights and a main-line rail connection. A 'Citta Slow' registered with the CittaSlow movement, Sperlonga has also been awarded the Blue Flag award five times, for its clean sea and beaches.
Within the winding streets you will experience the daily life and history of an authentic southern Italian village, with quaint little boutiques, craft and jewellery shops, little alimentari with fresh local food, wine and vegetables, wine bars and cafés serving aperitivi, and range of good restaurants.
There are two beaches to choose from; either side of the village. The sea here is is very clean and blue, fed by fresh spring water from the nearby mountains. There's direct walking access from village down to the beaches.
Sperlonga is steeped in history having once been the summer residence of the Roman emperor Tiberius, 'the reluctant emperor', who ruled from 14 - 37AD. Archaeologists have found a series of sculptures in the cave of his villa, which you can visit by foot on Sperlonga's south beach. You can read more about Sperlonga on Wikipedia.