Medieval "Town of Neptune"
( Nettuno - "attached" to ANZIO)


We propose a sunny Sunday for a visit to the village of Nettuno, a nice one day itinerary that can be tempting to all those who love
the sea, history, food and wine.

The 'Village of Neptune' belongs to the oldest area of the ancient 'Antium'.

Located at the seafront of the 'Sea Matteotti' you find today a medieval town, which has ancient origins.

The Emperor Nero built the "Port Neroniano" at Anzio and the 'Temple of the god Neptune' in Nettuno.

After numerous sacks and raids by the Goths, the province of Antium fell into poverty.

The inhabitants left migrated to the Village of Neptune and started to build houses around the temple.

So it became the medieval place of Nettuno, surrounded by the walls and towers which you still can see.

In the center he church of "San Giovanni" and - built by Pope Alexander VI - the 'Forte Sangallo'.


Today the village is visited a lot by tourists and the citizens all around because of its rich gastronomy and fairly alive - compared with the more "layed-back" ANZIO you find bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants and even wine bars.

Nettuno's todays Marina,

opend in 1986, is one of the largest marinas along the Tyrrhenian Sea here, with its 14 piers, 3km of quay and around 800 berths for boats, yachts and ships of all size.

Not only a local VIP

DownloadMaria Goretti
A PDF-document about the close to here grown-up and killed Maria Goretti., a teenager, who was spoken holy.
There are many pilgrims who visit the house she lived in and was killed  -  and worldwide you find many churches and organizations who carry her name.
Saint Maria Goretti.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument [29.5 KB]
On 3rd of Sept. 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side.
Progress through southern Italy was rapid despite stiff resistance, but by the end of October, the Allies were facing the German winter defensive position, which stretched from the river Garigliano in the west to the Sangro in the east.
Initial attempts to breach the western end of the line were unsuccessful. Operations in Jan. 1944 landed troops behind the German lines, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May.
The site of the cemetery originally lay close to a casualty clearing station. Burials were made direct from the battlefield after the landings at Anzio and later, after the Army had moved forward, many graves were brought in from the surrounding country.
Beach Head War Cemetery contains 2,316 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 295 of them unidentified.
There is also one 1stWorld War burial which was brought into the cemetery from Chiete Communal Cemetery near Rome.