Villa Rita Circeo
From $227 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Great place at San Felice Circeo, very close to Circeo National Park, at few hundreds meters from sea.
A family environment for a relaxing holiday to 100 km from the capital city of the ancient world: Rome.
Damage Deposit 200 € per stay
Villa Rita Circeo
San Felice Circeo, Lazio, Italy
Additional Location Information
The Parco Nazionale del Circeo (English: National Park of Circeo) is an Italian national park founded in 1934. It occupies a strip of coastal land from Anzio to Terracina, including also a sector of forest in the mainland of San Felice Circeo, and the island of Zannone. The promontory of Circeo, with a maximum height of 541 m, is a Mesozoic limestone-dolomite massif with a peculiar island shape, and gives its name to the whole park.
From a naturalistic point of view, it can be divided into two different sectors. The northern slopes of the promontory have a more humid climate and are covered by a thick shrub of holly oak in the upper sector, which, at the lower heights, is associated with manna arsh, Ostrya carpinifolia, downy and Italian oak. The understory includes erica, broom and strawberry tree, while where the mount descends to the plain is a 25 ha cork oak wood. The southern slopes have a milder climate and are characterized by Mediterranean rock vegetation (holm oak, Phoenicean juniper, euphorbia tree, myrtus, Pistacia lentiscus, rosemary and erica, while amongst the lower plants are the rock samphire, Helichrysum and Centaurea.
Wildlife, aside from the European badger, wild boar and beech marten, includes numerous bird species such as peregrine falcon and the common kestrel.
Among the numerous coastal caves of naturalistic interest are the Grotta Guattari, where in 1939 a skull of Homo neanderthalensis was found, the Grotta delle Capre ("Goats' Cave"), the Grotta dell'Impiso, the Grotta del Fossellone and the Grotta Breuil; the latter was also inhabited by the Neanderthal Man.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Lake nearby, Mountain nearby
Nearest airport: Roma Fiumicino, 65 miles
Nearest train station: Priverno-Fossanova, 10 miles
Nearest ferry port: Civitavecchia, 80 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on December 10, 2014
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- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no