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Excursion to Santa Marinella, Mediterranean Rome

There is undoubtedly so much to see in Rome, a city full of sights, history and places of world heritage. But what does a tourist do when he experiences unbearable heat in Rome? It can be cooled in the sea!

Rome is not by the sea … but after a short journey you can find yourself in the Mediterranean! Just get on a train and visit the town of Santa Marinella for a day trip for a swim and amazing seafood!

The city of Santa Marinella has about 15,000 inhabitants, known as the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”. The climate of the area is impressive as it is mild without too much cold or heat, probably because of the mountains that cut the cold north wind.

Along the coastline there are sandy beaches, rocky beaches and rocky but also ideal for surfers – which in fact gathers lovers of water sports from all over Europe.

The waters are shallow and clear, the landscape includes many caves and rich marine life. There is the possibility of diving and exploring the seabed, as well as many other water sports.

The train departs from Termini, Trastevere and San Pietro stations with at least one service per hour. After 30-40 minutes the train arrives in the seaside town. From there walking 5 minutes you will find yourself on the beach!

For lunch, sit in a seaside restaurant. Try cold white wine, an appetizer platter and many other Sardinian specialties, such as crudi verdure (grilled vegetables), alici (anchovies), sarde (sardines), polpette (meatballs) and pasta with seafood or steamed mussels. Also try it seadas – looks like fried bread stuffed with cheese and sprinkled with honey. (you can see it in the photo)

The beach is quite full during the period of intense heat and the month of Italian holidays. However you will find to rent an umbrella (2-3 euros) to swim or a place to enjoy delicious food or ice cream.

The only attraction of the area is the medieval castle Castello di Santa Severa, which will look a bit in front of the wonderful and unique sights of Rome. However, it is well preserved and impressive.

tips

* Even if you do not want to swim, since in Greece we have clearly more beautiful seas, the area is worth a walk, especially if you have a special day in Rome or if you want to see something different!

* Try local flavors and wonderful wine!

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