San Felice Circeo is a small pretty town located on the coast halfway between Rome and Naples.
In THE ODYSSEY San Felice Circeo was the place where Ulysses fell in love with Circeo.
San Felice Circeo may not be the best place for a day trip unless you have a car. You have to take the bus and it’s a loooog ride, especially on the way back.
Sperlonga, further south, is more accessible because of the close train station.
The water here is not as clear as Sperlonga’s but it’s definitely nicer than Ostia’s.
This town is bigger than Sperlonga and there are many Romans who have second homes here.
The Historic Center is up the hill. Let me tell you, it's a more of a mountain. I asked for directions and folks said, " oh just make a left and go up the hill." The hill is steep and the road is curvy. After sweating buckets, I reached the top. The view was worth it.
The Historic Center is small, with a nice piazza under the clock tower.
More photos on my Flickr page.
I still need to upload my photos from Orvieto. I’ll try to do that this week.
A view from the top.
This was taken earlier in the day. By 11:00 a.m. the beaches were packed.
Inside the Historic Center.