On Friday I took the train down to Sperlonga. This time I went to check out ruins of Emperor Tiberius's Villa and the archaeological museum.
The museum is small and a little run down but the 4 euro admission price is worth it. The price includes the villa's ruins and the incredible grotto.
I walked down from the Old Town to the gate of the grotto.
I took off my shoes and walked along the shore. The beach wasn't crowded at all. It was mostly grandparents and their grandchildren. This was my first time on the South Beach (which is south of the Tower). It's smaller and more laid back.
The water here was just beautiful, clear and the perfect temperature.
As I walked along the beach, I started to hear the opening of a very catch and yet annoying song. I came upon a group of children and their grandparents getting down to the Macarena at one of the beach clubs. The DJ was into too.
Later I was taking photos in the Old Town's piazza, right by the bridge. This older gentleman and his wife gave me a bunch of cherries they had bought at the market that morning. We rinsed them off in the fountain. They were delicious. At first I said, "no thank you" but he insisted.
It was a perfect day. I was in a much better mood afterwards. The fresh ocean air does wonders.
More pictures of the ruins, grotto and beach are on my Flickr page.
View from the grotto.
Look how clear the water is.
Not sure why I took this photo but it made me chuckle.
A cat with a fish in his mouth.