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Nettuno, Province of Roma, Lazio

Nettuno, a popular seaside resort and agricultural center, is located 60 kilometers south of Rome on the Tyrrhenian Sea. There is a well-preserved old quarter with medieval streets.

Info

  • Population: about 34,000 inhabitants

History

The town was founded by the Saracens in the 9th century. In the Second World War almost eight thousand American soldiers who died in the battle following the Allied landing at Nettuno and the neighbouring city of Anzio.
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Provinces of Lazio

What to see

  • The Sangallo Fort constructed in the 1500s
  • The beautiful gardens of Villa Borghese
  • The church has a popular shrine to Mary, with a mediaeval English style Madonna and Child statue, that is believed to be the popular mediaeval English statue Our Lady of Ipswich. It is widely called "the English Lady".
  • The Nettuno American Cemetery and Memorial.