Villa of Tiberius

Villa of Tiberius, Sperlonga

Villa of Tiberius
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,040 contributions
The tiberian villa is a marvel. Not so much left of it but one can easily imagine what a spectacular villa it would have been. The museum displays the statues that were once outside....
Written January 10, 2022
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Joseph D
211 contributions
Family
This was a nice area and small museum to check out. Quite in the off season. Would walk along the beach and avoid the highway. Would avoid driving if possible. Beautiful grounds to explore with ocean views.
Written December 30, 2019
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BobbyGentry
Nanjing, China479 contributions
Family
Sperlonga Archaeological Museum, Tiberius Villa & Grotto. Gigantic sculpture of Ulysses (nobody) blinding the cyclops Polyphemus (found originally in the grotto, intended for fire light, water’s reflection, live music, dance & epic story telling.)
Written December 22, 2019
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Erik_nl2014
Waddinxveen, The Netherlands42 contributions
Some culture is always good during holidays. I reccomend this place, especially the cave. When temperature is high, use an umbrella against the sun, its pretty hot between the stones.
Written July 29, 2019
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bevf
Toronto, Canada148 contributions
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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Traveller1XX
Bracknell, UK328 contributions
Couples
Built in the Republican period it is best known for the cave used by Tiberius as a dining room. Several gusts were killed in a rockfall but Tiberius survived. There is an excellent museum on site with reassembled sculptures from the cave. The best known being ""the blinding of Polyphemus"" & also worth seeing is the sea monster Scylla eating Odysseus' men.
Written June 5, 2019
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hephaistos2
Sacramento, CA89 contributions
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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Shane✨
Cork, Ireland150 contributions
Family
We visited this attraction while staying in Sperlonga following a trip to Rome. The area is around a ten minute walk from the Sperlonga old town. The museum attached is quiet interesting, however many of the artefacts recovered are in other European cities. It’s a nice trip to visit if staying nearby but not extraordinary.
Written December 31, 2018
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II-FL0-II
Milan, Italy59 contributions
Couples
The location it's wonderful, it was just a little bit difficult to find how to reach the site but it well worth it 👍🏻
Written August 7, 2018
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purpleturtle9
County Cork, Ireland9 contributions
Couples
Was great little place so happy the community had this museum to display unique location that has been a holiday location for centuries
Written July 6, 2018
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