Villa of Tiberius
Villa of Tiberius
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Jan Erik
57 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
After walking for aprox. 30 minutes from Sperlonga old city, we arrive and are told that their card machine is out of order - cash only.
The price was only EUR 2 per person, but we had no cash at hand. The guy just shrugged his shoulders, letting us know this was not his problem.
How about letting visitors come inside, when you have broken equipment and no ATM nearby?
Written September 28, 2022
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sean p
Warsaw, Poland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
I read a review saying something like "there is almost nothing there. take a walk along the beach and you can see everything".
This is complete rubbish. The museum (which you can't see into from the beach) is a treasured part of the Sperlonga community. Apart from containing incredible reconstructions of destroyed Marbles (statues) found in the caves and fisheries of emperor Tiberius, this also documents the discovery of the site and the local revolt of Sperlongans in the late 1950's when archeologists from Rome tried to take the finds back to Rome. 100s from the town came down to the beach and removed all the loaded marbles from the trucks taking them straight back to the caves. Hence, this museum was born, and this is why it is so important for real Sperlongans.

It's also a great way to brush up on Roman/Greek mythology (in particular Ulysses - Tiberius had a thing for Ulysses) and marvel at the advanced urban building/farming techniques practiced millennia ago, whilst at the same time having a gorgeous beach and sea view :)
Written March 13, 2017
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Clemente71
Richmond, VA711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
This is actually the museo archeologico and Grotto of Tiberius, not his main villa. The main villa for Tiberius was actually built on Capri. However, this is how the site is listed so I will go with this title. If you are not a history buff I do not know if I would go out of the way for this site. However, if you are a history buff and happen to be in the area then well worth the stop. You will have to park across the road from the site. There is an underground tunnel to take you to the site so that you do not have to brave the limited, but quickly moving traffic in the area. The museum itself contains the excavated remains of the statues that were located on site. The labeling at the site is informative, but the staff there seemed to be holding a position that was a sinecure-not much help. Museum interior was nice, but is showing signs of a lack of upkeep (weeds are starting to hang down from the ceiling). You have to walk down to the grotto where you can walk around in the grotto and see the fishpond that was used by Tiberius and locate where the statues were actually placed when used as a dining area. You can look directly from the grotto out at the ocean and see the same view that Tiberius would have had centuries ago. I seem to recall that the visit cost around 6 Euros. Well worth the price!
Written July 7, 2015
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Andrew G
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
You would expect that with such an important find of marbles there would be a little more historcally accurate information.

For example the marbles are clearly from one of the Tinos (Cyclades) schools, yet there is absolutely no mention of this. This school is the most important in ancient Greece and yet the local "intelligencia" seem to know nothing about it.

When questioned the curator was much more interested in looking at his phone and dismissed the notion. The rest of the staff was nowhere to be seen.

It is a real dissapointment, not worth the visit.
Written July 14, 2014
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BusyBee
Edinburgh, UK1,049 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
What a great day we had exploring the villa and grotto of the emperor Tiberius. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. The 5 euro entry gets you in to the ruins, the grotto and the museum. Fascinating insights ànd artifacts.
Written May 28, 2014
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bevf
Toronto, Canada140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Took a cab from Sperlango to Tiberius' villa and grotto. The villa is ruins but a new museum with lots of windows and light house wonderful statues, frescoes, and pieces of pottery. There are English descriptions to accompany the Italian. The walk to the villa ruins and grotto is well marked. The grotto is amazing -the water and rocks and then looking up from the water to the town nestled in the hills. Took us 2 hours to see everything
Written June 6, 2019
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hephaistos2
Sacramento, CA95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
My wife and I are using Fondi as a base to explore the south Lazio region. Our first outing, to Sperlonga and the Villa of Tiberius, was an excellent adventure. We picked up an 8:10 bus that runs along Via Sassari to Via della Stazione then to the Fondi-Sperlonga train station before heading to Sperlonga itself, 12 miles away The fare is 1.5 euros and takes about twenty minutes. The final stop is in the small municipal square at the top of the hill on which old Sperlonga sits. Down the hill to the west is the long stretch of beaches and restaurants for which Sperlonga is known.
Across the small square is a marked trail heading downhill and to the east and to the archeolgical museum, the remains of the villa, and the grotto, about one mile away. At the bottom of the hill, the trail wanders through a parking/camping area. Look for signs indicating a walking and biking trail. The trail passes orchards and small farm plots before reaching the museum.
Others have described the museum, villa, and grotto, all of which we enjoyed. The museum’s displays were very informative and the reconstruction of the massive sculpture “The Blinding of Polyphemus” was memorable.
On the way back, when we reached the bottom of the Sperlonga hill, we took a long series of steps back up the hill rather than the trail, stopped at the cafe on the terrace off the municipal square, and looked out over the beaches and Tyrrhennian Sea. We then walked down to the main drag along the beach, where we caught the bus back to Fondi.
Written April 20, 2019
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TPE3
New York City, NY32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
While the museum entrance is off the road, we walked down the beach and then turned inland once the grotto was in view. While it may take less than an hour to see everything, we really thought it brought the history of the place to life, not just the Emperor Tiberius, but the tradition that Ulysses visited this place.
Written June 1, 2018
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Lionel L
Sliema, Malta685 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
A typical example of the sheer luxury of Roman Emperor Tiberius. the location, cave and polls are stunning a a must see if in this area of Italy.
Written December 7, 2017
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1MD
Bisley, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Nice museum. Needs more english but ok.

Walking within the cave and the excavated villa was great. Having been to Pompei 2 days before, we enjoyed the peace and avoiding the crowds.
Written October 8, 2017
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