Excursions for all tastes
We suggest some ideas for excursions around Sabaudia.
- The Pontine plain .
If you decide to visit the surrounding area, you will notice that in the Pontina plain, the roads are devoid of curves and climbs. The plain is characterized by the wide open spaces, the forest, the numerous tree-lined avenues, the numerous canals, the fertile countryside cultivated with modern techniques.
Three main roads cross it from north-west to south-east:
the Appian Way, in the internal part towards the Lepini mountains, the via Mediana / Pontina SR148 and the Litoranea road, towards the sea.
These roads, almost parallel to each other, are intersected perpendicularly by miles roads , numbered with the mile of crossing the Appian Way.
- 3 beautiful seaside resorts: San Felice Circeo (11 km away), Terracina (19 km) and Sperlonga (36 km).
Three seaside towns, different from each other but all very interesting: for places and for shopping. We also recommend Terracina for good restaurants.
- Tempio di Giove Anxur in Terracina (19 km).
Magnificent Roman temple on the Acropolis of Terracina, which offers a breathtaking view of the coast and the entire Pontine plain.
Especially nice to visit at night.
- Piana delle Orme (25 Km).
The inhabitants of Agro Pontino , who have settled there for less than a century, feel they are poor with historical roots. These are mainly identified, in the great reclamation, in the ancient villages of huts ( Lestre ) and in the events of the 2nd world war and fascism, which took place there.
This private museum contains many testimonies of these origins.
- Abbey of Fossanova (21 km).
In the Middle Ages, a group of Cistercian monks settled in the Pontine Marshes.
They carried out some drainage works to make the lands cultivable and built a splendid Abbey. The building has remained intact over the centuries, and is particularly famous because St. Thomas Aquinas died there.
They are also very beautiful: the cloister, the refectory, the infirmary and the other buildings of the village.
- Castle and town of Sermoneta (40 km).
Sermoneta, in medieval times, was a very important city, belonging to the Caetani family (which gave the papacy two pontiffs: Gelasius II and Boniface VIII).
The centuries and wars have not even scratched his castle (paid visit) and the lovely surrounding village.
- Gardens of Ninfa (45 km).
Wonderful botanical gardens, internationally famous, always made by the Caetani family, in the nineteenth century, among the ruins of Ninfa : medieval city, abandoned due to wars.
You can visit them a couple of days a month.
- Pontine Islands .
The Pontine Islands are real pearls that are worth a visit.
The two main ones are Ponza and Ventotene , reachable by ferry or hydrofoil from S. Felice C., Terracina, Formia and Anzio.
The trip lasts a couple of hours, so it should be at least a full day of time, to make an excursion.