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Santa Marinella Beach

A secluded and beautiful beach a short journey from the city of Rome.

TravelCurious Tip

Santa Marinella is full of seafood restaurants that serve fresher (and cheaper) food than their counterparts in the city. L'Acqua Marina and Tavola Azzurra 2 are particularly good spots.

When in Rome...

Rome is one of the main metropolitan cities in the world, great for city breaks, museum tours and - surprise! – heading to the beach.

Northwest of the main city in Rome’s Lazio region is the beautiful comune of Santa Marinella. At the beach here you can relax in comfort on the plentiful beach loungers available all over the beach or take a dip in the bright blue Mediterranean. The sea here is famous for its moderate temperatures, perfect for feeling gently refreshed after the hot Italian sun.

...do as the Romans do

You will be following in the footsteps of the ancient Romans before you, who used Santa Marinella as a huge bathing resort called Aquae Caeretanae. The spot has remained fashionable in modern times as the actress Ingrid Bergman had a villa there with her husband, the neorealist Italian director and screenwriter Roberto Rossellini.

Today it is a vibrant seaside town where many Italians keep a summer home. You must pay for a lounger in order to stay on the beach during the peak summer months when many tourists join the locals on the beach. These can cost up to €10. To reach Santa Marinella from Rome, simply hop on a train from Termini or Trastevere stations to Civitavecchia and get off at the Santa Marinella stop. You can also enjoy some of the Italian countryside scenery along the way. A great beach for those who like to sunbathe in style.

Nearby Attractions

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Ostia Antica
This well preserved port town allows a real glimpse at day-to-day existence in the ancient Roman Empire.
Santa Severa Beach
A lovely beach just outside Rome, beside a medieval castle.
Ostia Antica Museum
Housed on the ground floor of a building dating back to the 15th century. Contains artwork, statues and family possessions recovered from the site.
Thermopolium
Precursor to the snack-bars and cafés of modern Rome, which was used by common people who had no kitchens.
Baths of Neptune
Ancient public baths coated in beautiful mosaics and designs, which have survived astoundingly intact.
Porta Romana
Inscriptions at one of three main gates, framed by the 1st century BC walls of Sulla.

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