When it comes to tourism, Italy has it all: history, culture, cuisine, art and beaches. So, what is your reason for traveling to Rome?
In these series of Turtle Tour Blog articles, you will find out our picks of each one of them in the city of Rome!
In this article, you will read about our pick for beaches around Rome.
Let’s look at its geographical location! Rome’s geography is characterized by the Seven Hills and the River Tiber. It lies to the west of the Apennine Mounts, a mountain range that stretches all across the country — from North of Italy, to the South — «tip of the boot». Being close to the Tyrrhenian Sea, Rome experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means that the summer months may vary between very hot to warm and mild weather. The winters can be quite cold, although it hardly ever snows.
So if you visit Rome during the summer months, get to know the city center in 3 hours with our Classic Segway morning tour and then head out to one of the beaches near the city.
There are many places to go for a beach near Rome — either the seaside south-west from Rome, or some of the lakes at the so called Roman Castles (Castelli Romani in Italian). It’s a group of small towns within the area of Rome Metropolitan City, at short distance south-east of the city of Rome — on the feet of the Alban Hills. It’s also a great choice to get a little cool air away from the sweltering heat of the city center, and to taste some genuine food at very reasonable prices. The best option is certainly the Albano lake: easy to reach by public transport, it features well-equipped beaches, as well as wild places to go for more adventurous swim.
Our pick for seaside beach is Sabaudia! Famous for its beauty and spaciousness and also known for its Mussolini-era architecture, this small city was founded in 1934, when the huge swamp was finally drained. The city lies in the middle of Circeo National Park and its stretch of beach is a Blue Flag area. Most of the places here are spiaggia libera (free beach), but you can find a few stabilimenti (settlements — private beach), where you will get an umbrella and beach bed.
Buses depart from Rome at Laurentina subway stop (B line) to Piazza Oberdan in Sabaudia. From here take the shuttle bus which runs up and down the local coastline.