Passengers traveling by ferry to Anzio arrive in a city and comune on the coast of the Lazio region of Italy, about 51 kilometers south of Rome!
Passengers traveling to the destination Anzio can walk in a nice piazza, some shopping streets and an overall nice atmosphere. Anzio is still a focal point, with a major fishing fleet that provides seafood to the area and restaurants in Rome. The vast majority of the restaurants specialize in seafood. The towns of Anzio and Nettuno, an adjacent town with a charming Medieval village, have harbors dotted with fishing boats of every size that distribute their catches across the region.
For the Volsci people, Anzio was an ancient capital who regularly came into conflict with the Romans and was eventually subdued by them in 469 BC. It became important to the Roman Empire for its harbor. It is rumored that Caesar Nero had an opulent villa here and it is rumored that this was where he famously watched Rome burn after supposedly setting fire to the city himself. Anzio fell into decline after the fall of the Roman Empire, the harbor was abandoned and the area became a malarial bog. But in 1698 Pope Innocent XII breathed new life into the area when he built a new port and the city again blossomed. It is a charming city, and a nice place, home to 54,000 people so has a life of its own, yet is strongly connected to Rome, as well. It attracts lots of people from the capital city, and vacationers from around central Italy and northern Europe, because it offers lots of sandy spaces along the promontory's coastline.
At Anzio’s Main Square has a fountain in the middle surrounded by trees, shops, and plenty of marble benches. From one of the many gelaterias scattered around the square, you can take yourself a gelato to get in the Italian vacation mood. The cafes and bars on summer nights fill up quickly and the city comes alive with socializing over evening dinners and bottles of wine. From Anzio, there are available ferry routes to the islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene.