Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The holiday apartment Casa Titta, totally restored and furnished in a modern style, is located directly behind the outskirts in an old town house. The apartment is on three levels: behind the entrance small steps leads to a bedroom with double bed, balcony and bathroom with bath on the first floor. The living room with a pull-out sofa and a modern kitchen is located on the second floor. From here you have access to a roof terrace with sea and mountain view and view over the roof of Maranola and the peninsula of Gaeta.
Very nice place to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun or just to relax with a glace of good Italian wine in the mild Mediterranean breathes of the evening.
The town centre is only to enter by foot; parking places are in the town, free of charge.
The town is located on the foot of the Aurunci Mountains in a panoramic-position overlooking the Gulf of Gaeta. This extraordinary position give the possibility to reach the beaches at the Gulf and the walking trails in the nature park in a few minutes during sight-seeing of origin nature and rural culture at the walking time.
Recommendable day-trips for unforgettable holidays: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, the Vesuv, Caserta, Monte Cassino, the Pontine Islands, Ischia, Capri...
Experience the origins Italians here in the ancient "borgo" in Maranola! Maranola is a busy, medieval town centre; most of the live take place in the streets and the bars. Young and old people are coming together in the streets: The old woman sitting knitting on a bench, teenager with skate boards, the mother with her child on the way home, old men and women sitting at the outskirts of the town changing the brand-new news, children who are playing in the alleys or at the Piazza...and many expressions more. Yes, of course, the old man with a big stick in his hands walking through the streets day in, day out - very likeable.
And further all the typical little things which presents the Italian daily live-style: Clothes lines with laundries are hanging across the streets, small shops and bars, the typical picture of motor scooters, parked under the archway of the old town, a roaring puffing "Ape" who is coming up the hill, restaurants with traditional local dishes and all the other traditions the people are keeping alive until today.
Here only two examples of the traditions in town:
- The musician Ambrogio Sparanga keeps with his accordion-orchestra the folkloristic music alive; he isn't only known in Italy
- End of June: in a procession the people carry up the statue of San Michele Arcangelo to a small mountain church to protect all the people who are working in the mountains and bring it back in town end of September.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Napoli Capodicchino 90 km, Nearest railway: Formia 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Linen and towels: 15 Euro per person per week.
The Lazio region
The region of Lazio, rich of culture and nature, is situated in the centre of Italy.
Hill landscapes with olive- and vine cultivation and the seas Bracciano and Bolzena characterizes the north of Lazio. The culturally heydays are the famous Etruscan excavation and the sulphur-wells, where you can spoil your skin under the open sky.
Rome is the culturally and economically centre directly in the heartland of Lazio and the capital city of Italy.
Mountains are in the south of Latium, rising above 2000 meters; at the lower sites are green hill landscapes, overgrown with orange-and lemon trees and olive-and vine cultivation. The coast is very varied: you can find little bays, steep coast, long sandy beaches and hills covered with Mediterranean plants (macchia mediterranea).
Excavations from the Roman time and the pre-Roman time (Etruscan, Ausoner, Aurunci), medieval towns, monasteries and convents, small fishing villages and characteristically villages in the mountains have formative influences to this region.
Lazio has many nature reserves and little protected oasis; very beautiful for walks, longer walking tours or trekking.
Thermal springs are to find in the region of Viterbo, Tivoli, Fiuggi and in the south in Suio.
Fish and seafood you can get in all varieties as a speciality at the coast; a rustically cuisine interior (meat and sausage, cheese and a lot of different vegetables).
The buffalo mozzarella and the olives of Gaeta are an exceptionally culinary speciality.
You are welcome in medieval old towns with small alleys and steps, old churches, small mountain villages and ruins from the antique Roman- and pre-Roman times. Among other things you can visit the Villa Marmurra in Formia and the ruins of the Roman town Minturnae with the amphitheatre in Minturno.
There are lots of activities for friends of nature and long walks. Two nature reserves are nearby: the Aurunci Mountains with well-marked footpaths and the nature reserve Riviera di Ulisse where culture meets nature.
Enjoy the Mediterranean charm: during walks, at the fish marked, with a good Italian ice-cream or with a romantic dinner in ones of the genuine restaurants.
Formia is also an optimal starting point for daily trips to the cities Rome, Naples, Pompeii, and Caserta, the islands, the mountains, the archaeological excavations, monasteries, converts and Roman bathing.
Formia is located in the south of the Latium at the gorgeous Gulf of Gaeta. The Gulf of Gaeta is surrounded by the gigantically mountain range of the Aurunci Mountains. They rise in a height of 1500 meters, the foothills stretch to the sea. Therefore, the coast is very rough: long sandy beaches, small bas and steep coasts. In this area, the climate is Mediterranean and very mild throughout the year. The average temperature is about 14, 6 degrees in the winter months. The typical vegetations are olive trees, lemon- and orange trees, fig trees and palms. Gaetas olives are very famous in this area.
Formia is also the commercial centre of the Gulf. The Via Vitruvio in the centre and large shopping centers invite for shopping.