The Riviera of Ulysses, a coastal Southern Lazio in the province of Latina, is halfway between Rome and Naples, from the Garigliano to the Circeo and weaves his story with that of Ciociaria, with a commonality of interests and historical and anthropological reality. Already in Roman times, it was part of the territory of Latium Novum, later belonged to the Papal States as part of Earth Maritime, and partially ground to the Bourbon Kingdom.
With its one hundred kilometers of coastline the Riviera d ‘Ulisse offers a wide variety of environments where alternate beaches of fine sand and rocky headlands. Small but very charming is the Pontine Islands archipelago, in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the islands of Ponza, Palmarola, Zannone, Gavi, Ventotene and Santo Stefano. The volcanic islands are rich in extraordinary colors, environments magical backdrops ups and transparent.
A multi-faceted mosaic of land and marine environments that winds along the coast of the Gulf of Gaeta. The calcareous nature of the area is highlighted in some places formations and impressive features such as faults, towering cliffs and sea caves. The geological environment of the Regional Park of Riviera di Ulisse are extremely varied and interesting, its trails offer the opportunity to observe the cliffs, bays, beaches, caves, fossils, tectonic structures, ancient lines of the banks, soils and erosive forms.

“The coast between Reggio and Gaeta is the most beautiful part of Italy.” So ‘Boccaccio wrote and Diodorus connects to the myth of the Argonauts by deriving the name of the city “Aietes”, mythical father of Medea, the daughter of Circe, the sorceress in love with Jason.
Virgil land Aeneas, returning from Troy, just to Gaeta to bury his nurse Caieta. In addition, not far away, on the other side of the bay is home to the Monte Circeo own the cave where he lived the sorcerer Circe.
Delimited within the Aurunci (home of the famous bandit Michele Square better known as Fra Diavolo) and dominated by the Angevin-Aragonese castle, the town of Gaeta – the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea – is perched at the foot of Monte Orlando (Regional Park Urbano), on a promontory that closes the gulf of the same name in the south, with its cliffs, creating one of the most picturesque stretches of the Tyrrhenian coast.
In the month of August is held in the waters of the Gulf, the procession of Our Lady of Porto Salvo, ie the Madonna leading subject in the maritime port, which sees the sea crossed by colored boats decked with flags in the wake of the statue of the Virgin Mary placed on the lead boat, a tradition that dates back all’anni 1000. The surrounding hills and the slopes of the Monti Auruncis are instead covered with olive groves that produce the famous olive Gaeta, a result of slightly tapered shape, color purple, winy flavor with hints of vinegar used to produce a good oil and above all the olives in brine (water locally olives).
From Gaeta explore the Regional Park of Riviera di Ulisse, which extends along the coast of the gulf from Sperlonga (seaside resort with old core collected on a spur overlooking the sea and partially enclosed by medieval walls) in Formia (already famous resort at the time of the Romans) to discover its archaeological and natural emergencies. From the suggestions of archeology to the charm of nature that will be featured during a visit to the Pontine Islands and to the lands of the sorcerer Circe, the National Park of Circeo. During your stay we will enjoy the dish of Gaeta, a baking dish, two sheets of pizza that enclose a filling consisting of products of the earth or sea or both, born of the need to consume the catch is that the flour. Moreover, it seems that just to Gaeta is preserved the oldest evidence of the pizza in the world dating back to a code of 997. This was of course the white pizza. That “tricolor” would be born after centuries following the discovery of America.