The city of Sperlonga (LT).
According to some scholars , in fact , not far from its shores stood Amiclae
, the mysterious city founded by Lacock .
But the Romans were to discover at the end of the Republican era , creating
magnificent residences , epicenters productive and leisurely , drawn by the
beauty of the place and mitidezza climate .
To the Emperor Tiberius is credited with having built an imposing villa ,
which embraced also a large cave , in which were placed marmoriche valuable
works that celebrated the exploits of Odysseus.
Will own the many natural cavities in Latin speluncae , including that used
by the emperor to determine the name of the future country.
After the fall of Rome , the ruins of the imperial residence , around the sixth century , served as a refuge for communities and local populations. Since these people are the first inhabitants of Sperlonga, which slowly began to retreat on the hill of San Magno . A necessity not only determined by diseases of the marshes , but from the continuous attacks of the pirates who infested the Tyrrhenian Sea. To protect themselves from raids in continuous waves that preyed on those shores , were built some towers. But all in vain , and the small town was razed to the ground in August of 1534 by the hordes of Kaireddin Barbarossa. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries , Sperlonga assumed its present characteristic structure in the shape of testugine and was enriched with churches and palaces. Agriculture flourished , but was unable to boosting the economy . The great development will be only after the construction of coastal Terracina - Gaeta, opened in 1957 . The new road had to know the ancient fishing village and the valuable collection of marbles Villa Tiberio , throwing Sperlonga as one of the most popular tourist and cultural destinations of Lazio.
|Gallery Sperlonga city.