A motorbike itinerary from South Rome to Rocca di Papa, Sermoneta and Circeo. For a short trip or a weekend at the seaside, our time’s never wasted looking for hidden gems in our country.
The Park of Castelli Romani SP217
We left behind the caos of Rome, we took the SP217, direction south, through the wonderful Parco dei Castelli romani, where you can reach Lake Albano and Lake of Nemi, to do something different and to breathe fresh air. The province ends in Velletri, where you can visit Palazzo Comunale, Santa Maria del Trivio, Torre del Trivio and Cattedrale di San Clemente, only to name few attractions. You can also stop at Rocca di Papa. Foto Rocca di Papa: di Ra Boe, CC BY-SA 3.0 de
Pontina Plain through SS7
Going south-west on SS7, at Casal delle Palme, we arrived in Sermoneta. The little town is one of the best-preserved Medieval villages in Lazio. To get there there is a tortuous road coming from Pontina Plain, surprising you with wonderful landscapes. You can’t miss two pearls like Castello Caetani and Giardino di Ninfa. Foto Giardino di Ninfa: di Mentnafunangann – Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0
Following the directions on the map at the end of this article, you’ll visit other two cities included in Circeo National Park, the Comune of San Felice and Sabaudia. The center of San Felice develops under the promontory of Circeo, overlooking the Gulf of Gaeta. It’s a medieval borgo full of shops, locals and restaurants with scenic terraces. The best shores are the wild and hidden ones under the Headland: the Rinascente, le Batterie, the Grotta delle Capre and the Spiaggia del Prigioniero. We suggest a trekking experience at Picco di Circe or a visit at Faro di Capo Circeo. Foto San_Felice_Circeo: di N i c o l a from Fiumicino – San Felice Circeo as seen from Circeo – IMG_7791, CC BY 2.0
For a delicious stop we suggest the restaurant “La locanda degli artisti“ in San Felice al Circeo, where you can taste good fish dishes at the best price/quality ratio.