Formia

Formia

Formia is an interesting coastal town located on the spectacular Gulf of Gaeta in the the province of Latina in the region of South Lazio.  Formia is situated approximately midway between Rome and Naples, close to the southern border of Lazio and the Campania region of Italy. Even in Roman times it was a fashionable sea resort known as Formiae sited along the ancient Appian Way. 

Behind Formia rise the majestic peaks of the Aurunci Mountains which tumble down to meet the sea. Formia has several sandy beaches at Vindicio, Santo Janni and Gianola. There is a fishing harbour with colourful little boats and a daily fish market. At Capolsele there is a yachting marina. 

Places of Interest to Visit

There are many places of interest to visit within the historical districts of of Formia. These include: the Torre di Castellone, the Torre dell’ Orologio, the Torre Mola, the underground Roman Water Cistern and the remains of a Roman theatre. There are also numerous churches that are worth a visit. 

The main street of Formia is Via Vitruvio which has a lively shopping area. In the town centre you can find the Town Hall and the Archaeological Museum. Formia has a train station and has good communication links with both Rome and Naples.

Places To Visit in Formia

Formia is an interesting coastal town located on the spectacular Gulf of Gaeta in the the province of Latina in the region of South Lazio.  Formia is situated approximately midway between Rome and Naples, close to the southern border of Lazio and the Campania region of Italy. Even in Roman times it was a fashionable sea resort known as Formiae sited along the ancient Appian Way. 

Behind Formia rise the majestic peaks of the Aurunci Mountains which tumble down to meet the sea. Formia has several sandy beaches at Vindicio, Santo Janni and Gianola. There is a fishing harbour with colourful little boats and a daily fish market. At Capolsele there is a yachting marina. 

Places of Interest to Visit

There are many places of interest to visit within the historical districts of of Formia. These include: the Torre di Castellone, the Torre dell’ Orologio, the Torre Mola, the underground Roman Water Cistern and the remains of a Roman theatre. There are also numerous churches that are worth a visit. 

The main street of Formia is Via Vitruvio which has a lively shopping area. In the town centre you can find the Town Hall and the Archaeological Museum. Formia has a train station and has good communication links with both Rome and Naples.

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