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... would have been nicer if there was a bit more going on around the place, although the relative tranquility has been good.
We think it is fair to say that the south of Italy has a slightly different feel to the north and now we have seen the sights, we will not be rushing back.
We have had the odd problem with the apartment and utilities but after proving a dodgy water meter ...
Lazy stroll today around to the old Roman port of Formia.
Again, testament to the building skills of the Romans, the port still remains today and would have been a lovely spot to head out for your fishing trips. It is now in a protected zone but as with most of Italy's ancient remains, is fully accessible to all.
The port is on a walk that loops around the headland and also goes up to an old water storage tank, again in a good state of preservation with views out to sea.
This weekend our friends Jane and Mark made the trip from Devon to visit us :-)
Lovely Saturday evening out at Max's Beergarden, our local restaurant, for a huge meal of genuine Italian pasta and gnocchi.
On Sunday we went to Gaeta - the next town along from Formia - for a stroll along the docks and whilst not the original plan, an extended lunch watching the boats and people in the sunshine. After that, all we could manage was a subdued ...
Today we visited the Villa of Tiberius in Sperlonga. Tiberius was emperor between 14 AD and 37AD, and this was his summer residence for a few years. The villa had been in his mother's family for many generations. He wasn't a popular leader, and had a reputation for being arrogant and gloomy; so much so that there's a story that when the people heard he'd died they started celebrating - but ...
As planned, we arrived in Formia and found our apartment on Saturday.
Since then we've been taking it easy, exploring the surrounding area and getting our bearings.
We've been up to Gaeta and Sperlonga to see the NATO base and beaches, visited the Formia market and tried (unsuccessfully) to find the Roman Cistern there.