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Anzio

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Anzio is a city in Lazio, Italy, about 57 km south of Rome. It is a fishing port, a popular place for the people of Rome to have a fish lunch, and a harbour for ferries and hydroplanes to the islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene.

Understand[edit]

In Roman times it was the site of numerous villas for the elite and many fine works of art from the period have been discovered in the area. The city was the site of a significant Allied landing during World War II prior to the march on Rome. In January 1944 troops landed behind the German lines at Anzio, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May. Anzio was heavily damaged and has since been extensively rebuilt.

Get in[edit]

Anzio is connected to Rome by the Via Nettunense (SS207) and the Via Ardeatina (SS601)and can be reached via the Via Pontina. There is an hourly Roma-Nettuno train. The center of the town and the port are 10 minutes walk downhill from the station

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  • Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial covers 77 acres with headstones of 7,861 of American military war dead. The majority died in the liberation of Sicily; in the landings in the Salerno Area and in the landings at Anzio Beach and expansion of the beachhead. 09.00-17.00. On the northern edge of Nettuno, just east of Anzio.[1]
  • Commonwealth War Cemetery contains 1,056 Commonwealth burials. The cemetery may be visited any time. (1 km north of Anzio town just off the SS.207). [2]
  • Beach Head War Cemetery contains 2316 Commonwealth burials. May be visited any time. (5km north of Anzio on the SS207) [3]
  • Anzio Beachhead Museum (Museo dello Sbarco di Anzio) (Tel./Fax 069848059 ) is located in the 17th-century Villa Adele, on Via di Villa Adele, just downhill from the railway station. (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 10.30-12.30 and 16.00-1800 (17.00-19.00 in summer). Admission free.[4] In the same building is the Archaeological Museum.

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Check "Villa Adele" for concerts etc,

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Eat[edit][add listing]

Have a good seafood meal at the port or on one of the beaches Restaurants along the beach or in the harbour are nice - but expenceive...

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There is an unbelievebale amount of coffee-shops/bars, gelaterias, etc etc Along the beaches there are beach-restaurants - and wether you have your drink their or you bring your own bottle to enjoy the sunset (or sunrise?) - YOU make the magic moments by relaxing and being open minded.

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Anzio has several hotels, a good choice of B&B's and a selection of Appartements and holiday-homes. Depending on your plans the choice for "city-loacation" is not always the best - more crowded and the beaches are full - in parts you have to pay for them. Advise: Go to the north of the town (2-3km) close to the beach and try to have good traffic-connection.

Anzio has beach, nature and the fine access to Rome - with a car even to the natural preserves of Sabaudia and further south - you can even do areas behind Naples in 2,5 hours - if you have a place well positioned between all the preferred destinations - and a host giving good advise.

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Get out[edit]

There are several companies offering ferries to the Pontine islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene. Out of season they are said to be rather unreliable, so it is good to check in advance, because their places are limited and the requests are almost as high as the fares..!

  • Proloco Ferries [5]
  • Caremar [6]

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