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
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