Anzio: some historical information

The ancient Antium

In the old time, Antium (the modern Anzio e Nettuno) was been the capital of the Volsci population for a long time, until it was absorbed in the Roman state. The city hosted Cicerone when, returned from exile, reorganized here his libraries. The most important Romans built in Anzio wonderful villas, near the sea. The emperors of the Julio-Claudian visited its frequently and Mecenate had a villa here. Caligola and Nerone was born in Anzio. Nerone founded a colony of veterans in the city and built a new port, whose ruins are still existing. Many remains of roman villas along the coast: works of art like "Fanciulla d'Anzio", "Il Gladiatore Borghese", actually at Louvre, and the "Apollo del Belvedere", in the Vatican, were all found in patrician houses of ancient Antium. Among these the most famous was that of Nerone, which can not be identified with certainty, although it is located near the so-called Arco Muto, where are the ruins of a theater.

World War II

Anzio and Nettuno are also notable as sites of an Allied forces landing (Operation Shingle) and ensuing battle (known as the Battle of Anzio) during World War II. The Commonwealth Anzio War Cemetery and Beach Head War Cemetery are located here. American forces (5th Army) were surrounded by Germans in the caves of Pozzoli in February 1944 for a week, suffering heavy casualties. A movie based on the events called Anzio (1968, directed by Edward Dmytryk) was made, starring Robert Mitchum and based on a book by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas. On 18 February 1944, the British light cruiser Penelope was struck by two torpedoes off the coast of Anzio and sunk with a loss of 417 crew.

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Visiting Anzio: What visit in Anzio?

The Residence Elianto is situated only 3 km from the town center, at 10 meters from the sea, a few steps from the Cotral bus stop and at 1 km from the Villa Claudia Station. From this strategic position can be visiting Anzio and different places of historical, archeologic, artistic, turistic and gastronomic interest. Here are some.

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Visiting Anzio: Domus Neroniana

In ancient times, the Domus Neroniana extended along the entire coast, from the Capo d'Anzio and via Furio Anziate until Capo dell'Arco Muto. It was large about 80 meters.


If you want to go to the Domus Neroniana , from the Residence Elianto you would take a Cotral bus and get off at via Fanciulla D'Anzio.

Times of visit:
SUMMER TIMES (all days)
June - September 09.00 – 13.00 am / 16.00 – 20.00 pm
WINTER TIMES (all days)
October - May 10.00 am – 16.00 pm

Visiting Anzio: Villa Adele

Villa Adele is one of the noble Anzio's villas. In this villa there are some municipal offices, the municipal library, the Museum of the Landing and the Civic-Archeologic Museum. The gardens of Villa Adele are restructured recently and they are perfect to walking under the tree shadow. The theatre in the garden of the villa gives hospitality to many and different shows and concerts, in the summer, some free and some be paid.

If you want to go to Villa Adele, from the Residence Elianto you could take a Cotral bus and get off at the Anzio Center Stop, in front of the entry of the villa. You could go to Villa Adele also by train. From the Anzio Station you must walking just for two minutes.

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Visiting Anzio: Museum of the Landing

The Museum of the Landing was inaugurated at the 50° Anniversary of the Anzio's Landing (Jenuary 22 1944). The museum is situated in one of the Villa Adele's rooms, a few steps from the station and at the center of the Anzio. Easy to reach on foot.

If you want to go to the Museum of the Landing, from the Residence Elianto you could take a Cotral bus and get off in front of Villa Adele or you could take a train from the Villa Claudia Station and get off at the Anzio Station.

Times of Visit:
WINTER TIMES
Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday - Sunday
10.00 – 12.30 an / 16.00 – 18.00 pm

SUMMER TIMES
Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday - Sunday
10.00 – 12.30 am / 17.00 – 19.00 pm


Visiting Anzio: The English Cemetery

The English Cemetery gives hospitality to 1.056 Fallens: 1.053 british, a Canadian, a Neozelander and a South African. The cemetery is situated on a small hill, near the civic cemetery of the Anzio and it looks like to stay alone respect of the rest of city.

If you want to go to the English Cemetery, from the Residence Elianto you could take a Cotral bus until the center of the Anzio get off and change bus. Take a bus which passes through via Nettunense and get off at the Church Santa Teresa Stop. The Church is visible from the street. Another way to go to the English Cemetery is that to take the train until Anzio station and walking for about an half hour.

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Visiting Anzio: The Paradise on the sea

Building in liberty style of early 1900, realizated like a casino. In the past, the Paradise on the sea gave hospitality of different famous films, like "Amarcord" of the great Federico Fellini and "Polvere di Stelle", with Alberto Sordi and Monica Vitti. In the 2009 did the frame at the "Nine" set, with Penelope Cruz, remake of the "Otto e mezzo", film by Fellini. Today, the Paradise on the Sea is a location of art exposures, book presentations and shows. House of the Municipal Council of Anzio.

If you want to go to the Paradise on the Sea, from the Residence Elianto, you could take a Cotral bus and get off at Anzio Center Stop. From here, you must walking for about 15 minutes. The building is on the sea, in front of Tirrena beach.

Visiting Anzio: Port Innocenziano

Anzio doesn't exist without its port. The city lives especially by fishing and, every day, the little port gives hospitality of the return of the boats and the fish auction. The name, Port Innocenziano, comes from Innocenzo XII Pignatelli pope which was the first that felt the necessity to build its like a point of landing between the ports of Gaeta and Civitavecchia. Today, on the port there are some shops and many restaurants of fish which prepare the traditional Anzio's soup of fish.

If you want to go to Port Innocenziano, from the Residence Eliantoyou could take a Cotral bus and get off at the Anzio Center Stop.

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Visiting Anzio: Tor Caldara

The nature reserve of Tor Caldara was instituted in the 1988 and extends for about 44 ha. Is a classic example of mediterranean forest and is one of the latest rests of the forest which covered the Lazio until the 1900. In the nature reserve of Tor Caldara there are many rests of roman constructions and the watchtower builded to defend the city by the foreign invasions.

If you want to visit the nature reserve of Tor Caldara, from the Residence Elianto you could take a Cotral Bus or walking for about 15 minutes. The reserve isn't far from the holiday houses of Eianto.

TIMES OF VISIT
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
From 09.00 am at 18.30 pm
(From 16 April at 30 September)

From 09.00 am at 16.00 pm
(From 1 October at 16 April)

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For other information about what visit in Anzio and about how to go to the most interesting places in the city you could call with the reception of the Residence Elianto or send a mail completing a form in the page of Contacts.