Sperlonga

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Home to beautiful beaches and a renowned archaeological museum, this coastal town is home to elegant boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.

Sperlonga is a coastal town in the province of Latina, halfway between Rome and Naples. It is best known for the ancient Roman sea grotto discovered in the grounds of the Villa of Tiberius containing the important and spectacular Sperlonga sculptures, which are displayed in a museum on the site. Sperlonga's main cultural attraction is the museum erected in the grounds of the former Villa of Tiberius showing the groups of sculpture found in the grotto celebrating the deeds of Odysseus. According to Tacitus and Suetonius, the roof of the grotto collapsed while Tiberius was dining, and Sejanus rushed to save Tiberius, for which Tiberius in gratitude promoted him, launching his rise to power.
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  • Sperlonga
  • The old city
  • Polyphemus Group - Overview from the left - Original marble and cast reconstruction - National Archaeology Museum of Sperlonga
  • Sperlonga beach
   

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