Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sperlonga, a beach paradise

Although my group's excursion to Capri and Sorrento was a struggle, we longed to escape the heat in the city. Luckily, our school organized a beach trip halfway through the program to Sperlonga, a beautiful little coastal town a few hours outside of Rome. 

If you are ever visiting central Italy, I recommend a trip here. It is slightly less touristy than Capri, but visitors are still able to navigate the area with ease. The piazza is adorable, with stairs to the beach on the west and the town to the east. 

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Another plus is that Sperlonga is a sand beach with plenty of room for you to spread out a towel and soak up some sun. The water is perfect in the summer, wonderful for swimming. 

Along the beach, there are adorable shops and bars. You can grab some lunch, have an apertivo and even pick up beach items if you forget anything! 

Whether you are traveling around Italy or want a coastal escape while visiting major cities, Sperlonga is spectacular! 

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