Villa "Ai Galli" is a refined house to rent in Terracina, between Rome and Naples. The property is located in a typical mediterranean green area on the top of a hill with a breathtaking view, surrounded by a park of olive trees, almonds and prickly pears. Set in a peaceful area , the villa is only 15 minutes away from the center of Terracina (and the beach) and at a walkable distance from the Temple of Jupiter Anxur.
The large garden is completely enclosed and looks onto the Circeo Gulf. It includes a swimming-pool area with a large sunbathing panoramic terrace with an outdoor shower, loungers and umbrellas. A heart shaped terrace for al fresco dining in the evening, is located close to the main entrance of the house, equipped with garden furniture.
The accommodation has 3 double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and two with a shower. The large living room includes a dining area for up to 8 guests, with access to a fully equipped kitchen. Decorated with hand made ceramics from Vietri, the kitchen has several facilities including dishwasher, washing machine, a six-place gas cooker and a very large oven. A big fridge and an adequate freezer are also provided. All the rooms have large windows offering a beautiful view of the Mediterranean sea. In the clear days the Islands of Ponza, Palmarola, Ventotene, Ischia and even Capri are often visible in the landscape through the windows. A free of charge private parking is provided. A bottle of Olive oil from the property is also provided free of charge
Terracina is a pleasant seaside resort in the south of the Lazio region, between Rome and Naples. It was an important port on the Roman Appian Way, and the site of a major temple to Jupiter. Nowadays the modern town spreads out on the plain below the hills, along a wide sandy beach which attracts many summer visitors.
The modern part of Terracina is pleasant, with wide tree-lined boulevards leading to the beach west of the port. The sea and the sand are the town's main attraction for many of its Italian summer visitors. Ferries depart from the port for the Pontine Islands. A boat-lined canal leads to the harbour from the old bus station area, passing the fish-hall where crates are loaded with fresh fish, and wizened old salts sit and chat on a terrace.
For more charm and historical interest, however, head for the Centro Storico, the old part of town. The heart of historical Terracina is Piazza del Municipio, a pretty piazza containing paving stones from the Roman Forum, a crumbling archway, the town cathedral, the headquarters of the town council and the archaeological museum. Close by you can also see an ancient paved stretch of the Appian Way.
Terracina's most unusual and striking site is the Temple of Jupiter Anxur. Anxur was the ancient Volscian name for the town; Jupiter has generally been assumed to be the deity to whom the sanctuary was dedicated. The main part of the temple is gone, but the impressive vaulted base can be seen for miles, and no visitor to Terracina should miss a trip to the fascinating hilltop site with its superb views.
Terracina is reachable from Rome or from Naples and can be managed as a day trip from either city.The town does have its own railway station on a branch line, but it's only served by a couple of train services every day. If you are relying on public transport, you will find the frequent Cotral bus services more useful. For a speedier and more comfortable journey, however, the best method is to combine rail and bus travel. First you should take a train to Monte S. Biagio station on the Rome - Naples railway line. Only the slower train services - approximately hourly - stop at the station. Cotral buses to Terracina stop outside Monte S. Biagio station (generally on the far side of the road). Bus tickets cost €1,30 and can be bought at the bar inside the station (as can rail tickets). The bus journey takes fifteen minutes - look out of the window to see interesting ruins dotted along this section of the Appian Way.
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