Passengers traveling by ferry to Formia arrive in a city and commune in the province of Latina, on the Mediterranean coast of Lazio, between Rome and Naples!
The sea resort town of Formia lies on the Tyrrhenian Sea, in southern Lazio, close to the town of Gaeta and next to the borders of Campania region. Since the Roman era it has been known for its attractive setting and mild climate. The remains of the Roman villas of Mamurra and Mecenate, the small ports of Caposele and Giànola, the aqueduct and the mausoleums (tomb of Cicero) bear witness to this.
Passengers traveling to Formia will meet long sandy beaches that include the exceptionally beautiful San Janni, Vindicio and Giànola. They all have facilities windsurf school, entertainment for children, restaurants and beach chair and umbrella rental.The mausoleum traditionally identified with the Tomb of Cicero, is the most famous monument of Formia. Cicero lived in Formia, and met a horrible end after insulting Mark Anthony who apparently didn't have a very thick skin. There is a very large tomb on the side of the road which is logical to associate with Cicero. You can take some pictures, on a side road opposite the monument. Other sights in Formia are the Tower of Mola,which is located 80 meters above sea level, over the peninsula of La Mola. The tower was built in 1590 as part of the system of coastal towers designed by Joan Binimelis, also known as “Torre de Sant Carles” and “Torre Vella d’Andratx”.
In the higher section of the town of Formia, is situated Castellone. Along Via Mamurra as you approach the lower part of the Castellone district, you will pass under an arch and the remains of a roman construction. In 1955 was founded the National Athletics School of the Italian National Olympic Committee, and its headquarters are in Formia. Pietro Mennea and Giuseppe Gibilisco are some Athletes who trained here. Υou can also enjoy various water sports such as windsurfing and sailing.