Tiny Sperlonga is Italy’s best-kept secret and quite possibly one of the most exceptional places you will encounter during a sailing holiday along the Tyrrhenian coast. The postcard-perfect seaside Mediterranean village is situated exactly halfway between Rome and Naples in the Gulf of Gaeta and boasts of picturesque whitewashed buildings, steep jaw-dropping cliffs, heavenly crescent beaches, ancient splendor and plenty of charm.
With a prime location and a summer that extends sometimes over six months, Sperlonga is a perfect yacht charter destination during off-peak season periods. Through October, days are blessed with blue skies, lots of sunshine, and warm weather, ideal for spending time on the beach and out on the water.
by Andy Hay
Sperlonga does not lack in beautiful sights, but the lovely Grotta di Tiberio is utterly captivating. The exceptionally stunning ruin-encased sea cave was part of the Roman emperor Tiberius’s estate and adorned with sculptures depicting scenes from Homer’s Odyssey, which are now prominently on display at the Sperlonga National Archaeological Museum.
For sunworshippers and beach lovers, there are two heavenly golden sand crescent beaches to enjoy, as well as a few hidden coves for charter guests desiring more seclusion. The beaches are known to be the best in the Lazio region, blessed with soft sand and crystal clear waters, and extend for miles.