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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 …

Caposele Harbour in Formia Italy
Caposele Harbour and Villa Rubino in Formia South Lazio Italy
Caposele Harbour and Villa Rubino in Formia South Lazio Italy
Roman Harbour of Caposele Formia Italy
Roman Warehouses At The Harbour of Caposele Formia Italy
Caposele Marina in Formia Italy
Roman Warehouses At The Harbour of Caposele Formia Italy
Roman bricks and blocks at the Harbour of Caposele Formia Italy
Old Lighthouse Caposele Harbour in Formia Italy
Caposele Marina in Formia Italy
Boats in Caposele Marina in Formia Italy

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. Across the bay you can see the Gaeta peninsular. 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, kayaks, small sailing boats, and equipment for wind, kite and bodysurfing.

Vindicio Beach in Formia Italy
Chapel of Stella Maris in Via Tito Scipione Vindicio Formia Italy
Mosaic Doorway Chapel of Stella Maris Vindicio Formia Italy
Villa in Vindicio Formia Italy
Pine Trees in the Park in Vindicio Formia Italy
Palm in Vindicio Formia Italy
Vindicio in Formia Italy
View of Gaeta from Vindicio Beach in Formia Italy
View of Gaeta from Vindicio in Formia Italy