Anzio is located about 60km south of Rome and is one of the best known and most beautiful seaside destinations in Lazio.
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The equipped beach of Lido delle Sirene, in Anzio
Vacation in Anzio
The town of Anzio is at its best during the summer, when it is possible to swim in its crystal clear waters or enjoy the sunset on the beach.
A visit to Anzio, however, does not only mean going to a seaside resort, but also immersing yourself in a town rich in history. In fact, during your vacation you can visit many churches and archeological sites, and try famous fish dishes at the restaurants lining the port.
Thanks to its natural reserves, in Anzio you can also enjoy many outdoor activities.
How to get to Anzio
Very close to Rome and only 3km from the city of Nettuno, Anzio is well connected and easily accessible from all over Italy by car, train and bus. You can also reach the port of Anzio by ferry from the island of Ponza, but only during the summer.
Regional trains depart from Roma Termini station and arrive at Anzio station in 1 hour. From Rome Eur and Rome Anagnina stations, on the other hand, you can take the Cotral buses, with departures every 30 minutes.
For those who choose to travel by plane, you can fly first to Ciampino or Fiumicino airports in Rome and then take the train from Roma Termini to Anzio station.
View of a magnificent sunset in Anzio, Italy
What to do in Anzio
Food is one of the main reasons why many choose to visit Anzio. In fact, many people from Rome come to Anzio just for the day to escape the chaos and eat well in one of the many restaurants in the area.
In this pretty coastal town, you can also walk along the promenade and watch the sun go down. In Anzio you can relax on both secluded and equipped beaches, and participate in various water sports, such as kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Nature lovers, on the other hand, will appreciate the natural reserve of Tor Caldara, one of the most important protected areas in Europe.
Tip: during the last weekend of August or the first of September, the local gastronomy is celebrated with the Tellina Festival. Make sure to visit this unique event!
Beaches in Anzio
There are several beaches where you can lounge and relax in Anzio. The town has been awarded both Blue Flags, for its high quality water standards, as well as Green Flags, for its child-friendly beaches.
Here are the 5 most beautiful beaches in Anzio to check out:
- Caves of Nero: this beach is located in the city's archaeological park, in front of the ruins of the historic Nero Caves. With golden sand and crystal clear waters, the beach is easily walkable from the center of town.
- Lido delle Sirene: located in the heart of Anzio, this beach offers many services to visitors. In the area there are various water sport centers and fish restaurants.
- Marechiaro: among the most famous in Anzio during the high season. It has fine sand and crystal clear waters, and the whole area is home to various clubs, bars and restaurants.
- Tor Caldara: this long beach is located within a protected nature reserve. Behind the beach there are dunes covered with Mediterranean scrub. Tor Caldara is also home to a watchtower dating back to the sixteenth century.
- Cincinnato: a nice, not so crowded sandy beach. It’s family friendly and offers visitor amenities such as paid sunbeds.
Useful info: many beaches are also accessible to people with disabilities as well as dogs.
Waves at the beautiful Caves of Nero beach, in Anzio
Sightseeing and activities in Anzio
Anzio is not only a seaside resort, but a town with numerous cultural attractions, historic buildings and archaeological sites.
Here are some attractions in Anzio not to be missed:
- Church of Saints Pius and Anthony
- Basilica di Santa Teresa, with its tall bell tower
- The historic buildings of Villa Albani, Villa Sarsina and Villa Adele
- The Villa Imperiale di Nerone, one of the most important archaeological remains of ancient Antium
- Capo d'Anzio lighthouse
- Anzio War Cemetery, a Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War
- Paradiso sul mare, an Art nouveau palace
Places to visit around Anzio
Here are 3 places that we recommend you visit if you find yourself staying in Anzio:
- Tor Caldara Nature Reserve: just 5km from Anzio, this protected area is about 44 hectares and is famous for its pristine beauty.
- Nettuno: just 4km from Anzio, this seaside resort is a very popular destination during the summer and is mostly famous for its medieval village.
- Torre Astura: about 15km from Anzio, this is a beautiful castle and villa built in the sea which was popular in the days of the Caesar’s.
Nightlife in Anzio
Especially in the summer, Anzio is a very lively town and a perfect place for people of all ages.
If you’re a party animal, you should know that most of the clubs in Anzio are located in the narrow streets of the historic center and on the beaches. Events with live music and DJ nights are often organized in the town’s beach bars, cocktail bars and pubs.
In Anzio, all the fun begins at aperitif time. One of the places that Ferryhopper recommends visiting is the Maraschino Lounge Restaurant. You’ll be able to eat with your feet on the sand and enjoy a unique view of the port of Anzio and the nearby Nettuno. The restaurant organizes themed evenings and happy hours with live music.
Food in Anzio
Anzio is renowned for the excellent quality of its products and its seafood. In fact, cooking fish in Anzio is a tradition with truly ancient origins.
Here are some delicious dishes that we recommend you try during your stay in Anzio:
- spaghetti with anchovies and pecorino romano
- fried cod
- rigatoni with artichokes and gobbetti (fish)
- nocciola romana (dried hazelnuts)
- garum (liquid combination of fermented fish and salt)
- fish soup alla portodanzese (consisting of cuttlefish, scorpion fish, sea bream and more)
Tip: don’t leave Anzio without getting yourself a gelato from one of the many gelaterias scattered around the city’s main square.
The active lighthouse of Capo D’Anzio
Useful information for Anzio
Anzio is a city that offers many services to its visitors.
Your stay at the beautiful coastal town will become even more enjoyable and unique thanks to the numerous accommodation facilities of various kinds. There are several options throughout the town, such as bed & breakfasts, luxury hotels, apartments, and guesthouses.
Hospitals and private health centers are located throughout the city, and there is also a 24-hour tourist medical service open to all Italian and foreign visitors for emergencies.
Important phone numbers for your stay in Anzio
Here are some numbers that could prove useful during your stay in Anzio:
- Anzio Hospital: +3906984991
- Police Department: +390698499433
- Municipality of Anzio: +3906984991
- Tourist information office: +39069845147
- Port Authority: +39069846235
- European emergency number: 112
Transportation in Anzio
Anzio is well connected by 4 bus lines that allow you to move easily around town. Most of the beaches are within walking distance, but still there are several bus stops near them.
There are also taxi services available, but the fares may be quite high.
Ports in Anzio
The Port of Marina di Capo D’Anzio is located in the city center and is characterized by the presence of two piers from which the ferries to the island of Ponza depart.
Near the port you will find shops of various kinds, bars and restaurants, and 2 paid guarded car parks.
To reach the port from the outskirts of Anzio you can take the Gioia bus.
Anzio ferry: schedules and tickets
From the port of Anzio, ferries depart to Ponza only during summer. In winter, the Pontine Islands are only accessible from the port of Formia.
The company that serves the Anzio - Ponza route is Laziomar, which operates up to 9 weekly crossings. The ferry journey lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Tip: during summer, the circulation of non-residents cars is prohibited in Ponza. We therefore recommend that you leave your car in the numerous guarded parking lots located near the port of Anzio.
Fishing boats docked at the port of Marina di Capo D’Anzio
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