The sea of ​​Rome. Where to go to the beach near the capital

Summer has begun since one month, the weather is true hot too, so for those are on holiday in Rome and want to get away a bit by the beauty (and also by the heat) of the Capital …. even Rome has its own sea not so far.

We point four places easy reachable from Rome with public transportation. Starting from the best beach and sea ( but also the farther ), Sperlonga, until the other places like Santa Marinella, Ostia and Fregene. If possible, it’s advisable to avoid the crowd on Saturday and Sunday during the months of July and August.



Beautiful sea. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful town. Our favorite place among those described below. Sperlonga, located at south of capital is a bit farther from Rome than the other places, but do a few more kilometers worth.
Sperlonga is often inserted in the Blue Flags that certify the quality of the sea and beaches: which is a guarantee. Most of the beaches of Sperlonga are private so you have to pay to enter.

Sperlonga is a delightful town, with narrow streets that climb the hill from the sea. At the center there is all the liveliness of a seaside popular village. Not surprisingly, Sperlonga was often visited by the Emperor Tiberius, who had a villa here, the remains of which are still open to visitors.

To reach the sea of ​​Sperlonga from Rome you have to take a train from Termini Station and get off at the station Fondi-Sperlonga (it takes just over an hour). So take one of the buses which pass by the station to the sea.

Santa Marinella


Santa Marinella is located at north of Rome. About an hour of regional train from Termini station. Once you get off at the station of Santa Marinella, it takes five minutes to walk to the beach and the sea is nearby.

At Santa Marinella there are beautiful sandy beaches. Being a seaside town very close to Rome, the weekend the beaches of Santa Marinella are very crowded. The pleasant town of Santa Marinella is full of bars, shops and excellent seafood restaurants.

Little more about Santa Marinella (less than a dozen kilometers) you can get to another beatiful place in the “sea of ​​Rome”: Santa Severa, town famous also for its castel located right on the seaside.

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Fregene is considered the “pearl of the Roman coast” and offers much being so close to Rome. It has in fact equipped beaches of all types and for all tastes, for young people, with open spaces and theme days, and especially areas for water sports.
This town has a wide an array of bars and restaurants, more or less famous, which invite you to taste specialties strictly fish. Salads, garlic bread but also pasta dishes, stews or for those who want to eat light.
Fregene has the look of an elegant lady, ready to meet the needs of anyone who wants to experience the sea: cocktails at sunset on the beach, beach volleyball and tennis or just walking.

The most direct way to Fregene from Rome is by bus. Get on one of the blue regional buses at the terminal next to the Cornelia metro station, west of Vatican City. Travel time is about 35 minutes. The bus stops in the center of town along the Viale Castellammare, Fregene’s main thoroughfare, which bristles with cafes and beach-wear boutiques.

Trains leave from the Termini, the main station in central Rome. Take a train to the Maccarese station then a bus to nearby Fregene. Be sure to check the train and bus schedules upon your arrival for departure times back to Rome.

Ostia Lido


From a geographical point of view Ostia is the nearest sea to Rome. Indeed, the sea of ​​Rome, Ostia is because part of the city of Rome.

At Ostia there are both free beaches but also paying beaches, complete with bar and swimming pools that serve as alternative to the sea. The sand is dark and the sea is suitable for bathing even for the little ones also if it isn’t at the level of Sperlonga.

The sea of ​​Ostia is easily accessible from Rome by public transport. Just take the Rome Metro Line B, until the Piramide stop; then take the train to Ostia-Lido. Get off at Ostia Star. And if you have the time we recommend you take a visit to Ostia Antica.


The best of Rome exhibitions in summer 2015

The roman summer has just begun and there are a lot of occasions to see beautiful exhibitions actually on display until September 2015 and in next months.
Between them, we reccomend you to see:


The photographic masterpieces of Steve McCurry, the most famous National Geographic photographer, exhibited in Rome at the Teatro 1 of Cinecittà until September 20, 2015.
150 stunning photographs of the great American photographer are on display from the beginning of his professional career in the ’80s when with his camera captured unique and meaningful
images of India until he went to Afghanistan where he was one of the first witnesses of the war that had just broken out.
Here he snapped one of his most famous photographs, Sharbat Gula, the Afghan girl at Nasir Bagh refugee camp near Peshawar.
The exhibition shows also more than fifty new works never published before.

The exhibition is open daily at the Teatro 1 of Cinecitta ( Via Tuscolana 1055, Rome ) , except Tuesday, from 9:30am to 7pm and the standard ticket price is Euro 12.00, also sold online on Ticketone.


David La Chapelle, after “The Deluge” another great American artist and photographer comes back, after more than fifteen year, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Via Nazionale 194 until 13 September with one of the most important and exhaustive exhibitions of his works.
In fact there are more than 100 works on view, some presented for first time in a museum including many large-scale works.
LaChapelle has been influenced from Roman art, fact that is more evident in the realization of “The Deluge”, modeled after Michelangelo’s impressive fresco in the Sistine Chapel, in which the
artist returns to conceiving works with the unique purpose to exhibit in art galleries and in museums.
The exhibition also includes a selection of some of the most renowned and loved photos that made hiim famous, realized during the decade between 1995 and 2005.
David LaChapelle is today one of the most famous and appreciated photographer in the world.

elegance -of-food

The Elegance of Food. Tales about Food & Fashion is an exhibition on display in Rome at Markets of Trajan which has as its theme the food with a “Call of nature” according to the four natural elements Water, Air , Earth and Fire.
In the halls of the museum there are more than 160 creations, including clothing accesories, photographic images and video where the food and the raw materials of nature are always the
main theme.


And finally we can’t forget the Night Openings of the Vatican Museums.  Every Friday evening, from 24 April to 30 October – except in August – the monumental door of
the Pope’s Museums will open at sunset to reveal over a thousand years of treasures in the Vatican Collections.
The cultural and musical accompaniment to enrich the experience of some of the evening openings represent an extraordinary opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums in an exclusive and unique atmosphere.
You can book your night vist to Vatican Museums directly on Vatican Online Ticket Office

So, if you are planning a vacation in Rome this summer keep in mind the tips above and dont’ forget for your stay the best accommodation near the Vatican and the city centre of Rome,
obviously Hotel Colors!

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