Formia © Antonio Casti

Caposele Harbour and Vindicio Beach

Down by the sea is the Caposele harbour which was once a small Roman port. It is now used as a marina for sailing and pleasure boats. It is the home of the sailing association named the Circolo Nautico Caposele. Nearby are the ruins of a large Roman villa, now named Villa Rubino, that overlooked the Gulf of Gaeta.  It is thought to have been owned by Cicero. The remains of the villa are now privately owned, so unfortunately are rarely open to the public. Read more in the History of Formia …

Vindicio in Formia

Near to Caposele is Vindicio. Here there is a pine grove and childrens park and play area. Along the front stretches a long promenade with many elegant holiday villas that overlook the sea. There is also the Chapel of Stella Maris in Via Tito Scipione.  Vindicio Beach has numerous colourful lido establishments and there is also a centre for water sports where you can hire canoes, small sailing boats, and equipment for wind and kite surfing.

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