Scauri and surroundings

Casa Fusco is located in a strategic area, not far from downtown, but at the same time very quiet and close to all amenities and services that Scauri and the surrounding areas can offer.
Our territory, rich in history and culture, with excellent landscapes and food, will certainly satisfy your needs!
Here are some tips for your stay in Scauri...

Scauri

In the over 4 km of coastline between Monte d'Oro and Monte d'Argento (Golden Mount and Silver Mount) many sea resorts and open beaches are available for summer holidays, with evenings enriched by shows and cultural festivals. In spring and autumn the wide promenade becomes an ideal place for long, leisurely walks on the beach. Along the way are also localized small parks equipped with carousels for children. In the Bay of Monte d'Oro, in an area closed to traffic, you can enjoy the view of the coastline from the tip of the cliff that extends into the waters of the bay.
The beautiful "Spiaggia dei Sassolini" (Pebbles' Beach) was chosen as the location for several movies, including "Per grazia ricevuta" (with the famous Italian actor Nino Manfredi, who in this beautiful cove settled his summer residence) and the "fiction" "Il Conte di Montecristo" with Gerard Depardieu and Ornella Muti.
The Regional Park of Monte di Scauri-Gianola is easily accessible from the promenade of Scauri and the Via Appia. At Monte d'Oro you can access the protected area and follow the "Malopasso" path that stretches along the coast, between Mediterranean maquis and Aleppo pines. The tour takes up to 3 hours round trip and offers stunning landscapes and opportunities to admire the flora and the birds typical of the coast.

Pontine Islands

The Pontine Islands are one of the most beautiful small archipelago of the Mediterranean, reached from the tourist port of Formia (about 10 km away from "Casa Fusco"), which connects the mainland with the two main islands of Ponza and Ventotene. At Ponza, a colorful show cheers the visitors' arrive, with a multitude of pink and white houses that encompasses the old Borbone port and the profile of the island offers a unique vision. The see bed is of extraordinary variety and beauty, while a boat trip around the island can make you fully appreciate the amazing succession of cavities, caves, cliffs, coves, bays, of striking color nuances. Ventotene, at the intermediate point of the route that connects Ponza to the island of Ischia, is the smallest inhabited island of the Pontine archipelago. Quiet and surrounded by a crystal clear sea, it offers visitors a holiday in close contact with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. His extraoridnary morphology, the scents of the Mediterranean, the intense colors combined with warm hospitality of its people offer a unique stay for those seeking an island far from the stereotypes of seaside holidays.

Minturnae

About 5 km from "Casa Fusco" you can visit the archaeological site of Minturnae, which contains most of the remains of the old roman city-port. Most impressive is the magnificent Roman theater, built around the first century AD., which hosted over 4000 spectators. Every summer, the old structure is home to an interesting season of shows, with performances of classical (Latin and Greek) and contemporary theater, as well as dance and contemporary music. Inside of the area you can see an original section of the Via Appia (Decumanus Maximus), built in blocks of basaltic lava, the remains of the Republican Forum (second century BC.), of the Capitolium (dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva), the Imperial Forum, the Macellum (market), the Tabernae, and of the bathing complex (second century AD.). In the spaces below the Theatre's cavea is located the Archaeological Museum, with statues, sculptures, votive offerings, inscriptions, coins and numerous exhibits, found mostly in the last century in Minturnae, in Scauri and in the area of Castelforte. Adjacent to the archaeological site, you can also visit the Real Ferdinando Bridge, built with rods in iron chains. Commissioned by the Borbone's (and the first of this type ever realized in Europe) it was designed by Luigi Jura and inaugurated in 1832 by King Ferdinand II.

Minturno

Situated on a hill dominating the villages of Scauri, the former Pyrae, and Marina di Minturno, the city has very ancient Roman and Aurunci origins. Minturno is a land linked to traditions and history, as testified by the medieval town, the baronial castle, the collegiate church of St. Peter, the Holy Annunciation and St. Francis, as well as the custom, not yet completely abandoned by most old women, to wear the historical costume of "Pacchiana". In Minturno, every year, an ancient tradition is renewed in the Feast of the "Regne", in which the wheat harvest and beaten in the streets by the "vigilatori" is offered as a support for the poor. The party is enlivened by songs, dances and folk groups.

Gaeta

At about 15 km from Scauri you can visit the beautiful city of Gaeta. In the Roman era Gaeta was a popular holiday resort of various emperors and, as noted by Cicero, a port of considerable importance. Ther are many religious buildings of artistic and cultural value that deserve a visit, starting with the Cathedral of St. Erasmus, rich in paintings and works of seventeenth-century, and the Norman tower, the churches of SS. Annunziata with the adjacent "Grotta d'oro", St. John's at sea, Sorresca, San Domenico. Enchanting is the Gothic Cathedral of St. Francis, recently restored, where you can admire all the Gulf of Gaeta. Another place to visit is the Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity, located at Monte Orlando, a protected area within the Regional Park of Riviera di Ulisse, overlooking the sea. In the Sanctuary, do not miss the Grotto of the Turkish and the cleft in the rock, called Split Mountain, both linked to the Christian faith. Along with these symbols, ther are many cultural and historical sites, such as the Mausoleum of L. Munatius Planco and the Diocesan Museum, located in the Regional Park. In the old town of Gaeta, you can visit the Archaeological Museum and the Art Gallery. Nowadays Gaeta is a lively city all year, but in summer reaches its maximum splendor for the full range of initiatives and events that enliven the evenings.

Formia

Formia is one of the oldest cities in the area. Its name derives from the greek "hormiai" which means "port" and, according to the legend, it was here that the ships of Ulysses landed. Formia was a very popular tourist destination yet in Roman times, as evidenced by the remains of many villas. There is a tomb on the Appian Way, called "Tomb of Cicero", that by size and proximity to the site where his old house stood, could really be the funerary monument of the great Roman orator. Trading centre of great interest developed after World War II, Formia has undertaken in recent years a concrete recovery and revaluation of the local archaeological heritage (as in the case of the restoration of Torre di Mola, a remnant of the medieval castle, and the arches of the Roman aqueduct), while investing in tourism infrastructure (of great interest is the plan for the new tourist harbor).

The Baths of Suio

About 20 km from Scauri, the Baths of Suio are lying in a bend of the Garigliano river, at the foot of the Mountains Aurunci. The properties of Suio's thermal waters, unique in the world for the great variety of the different sources, were already known by the ancient Romans, who built here thermal baths, as you can see in the remains of the so-called "Nero's bathtub", a calidarium (steam bath) and part of a mosaic. Hit hard during the Second World War, the area has not found until the late fifties his vocation as a spa, with the construction of several resorts that use large quantities of sulphurous water flowing from underground.

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