Long beaches and important monuments
In the Gulf of Gaeta, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, there is a town that boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage, as well as long coastlines with a rich fauna. Minturno, in the province of Latina, is in fact one of the Italian municipalities with the most extensive seafront: it boasts no less than seven kilometres of beaches, attracting numerous tourists every year in search of relaxation and fun.
Among its main attractions are the Church of St Peter and the Tower of Mola, which dominates the historical centre, as well as the Baronial Castle: this rampart was built by Leo III in the 9th century to guard the "territory of St Peter", which he called Lviv. Today, it can be visited by making a booking.
Of particular interest are the Archaeological Park of Minturnæ, which contains the remains of the port city and the majestic Roman theatre, and the Royal Ferdinand Bridge. Suspended over the Garigliano river, the border between Lazio and Campania, the Bourbon bridge is the first hanging bridge built in Italy. Built between 1828-1832, it testifies to the great technological level of southern Italy in the pre-unification era.
Minturno is also famous for its cuisine that uses high-quality local products, such as buffalo mozzarella, fresh fish and extra virgin olive oil. Traditional Minturnese dishes include tiella di riso, pasta e fagioli and pizza rustica. Not far from Minturno you will also find some of the most important tourist attractions in the area, such as the Monti Aurunci Natural Park and the town of Sperlonga.