Hotel Ristorante Il Cavalier D'Arpino
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... to the state of the roads (appalling) and understanding of the Italian driving (ignore all speed limits, road signs, no overtaking areas, etc).
Formia itself is not exactly picturesque which is such a shame, as it has the sea on one side and the mountains in the background, so everything you could really want. The area is clearly a popular holiday destination for the Naples and Rome set ...
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 ...
... call, and then all was silent. I wonder if the bear was trying to raid the bee hives again and the owner was scaring it off. Maybe this time the electric fence around the hives worked and made the bear call out that first time. Actually, on Wednesday night the bear had gone back to L'Ape e L'Orso and destroyed all the remaining hives. The owner, while being reimbursed for the damage by the park service, was going to need to relocate the hives for ...
... It's still used occasionally today for concerts and night tours. The statues that used to stand there have been moved to museums in Naples and Rome, but the villa museum still has some parts and reconstructions - some of them were enormous!