Sabaudia: Nestled Between Lazio’s Azure Sea and Lush Circeo National Park

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Sabaudia, founded in 1933 at the behest of Benito Mussolini, is a town in Italy’s central Lazio region. History, nature, and a stunning coastline await you. Positioned on a promontory jutting out into the Tyrrhenian Sea, at the foot of Mount Circeo, Sabaudia overlooks a pristine coastline, lapped by crystal clear waters.

Diving into Sabaudia’s History

Visit the historic center: Stroll through the streets of the historic center, admiring the rationalist architecture typical of the city, with its red brick buildings and large squares. Among the points of interest, do not miss the Town Hall, the Civic Tower and the Santa Maria della Sorresca Church.

Explore Domitian’s Villa: Standing on the shores of Lake Paola, within the Circeo National Park, Domitian’s Villa is a fascinating archaeological complex that bears witness to the splendor of the Roman era. Commissioned by Emperor Domitian between the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century AD, the villa extended over a large area, including residences, nymphaeums, baths, an odeon and even a port.

Although excavations are only partially completed, visitors can witness the remains of some of the villa’s most impressive structures, such as the thermal complex with its pools, mosaics and sculptures, and the Odeon, a small theater used for concerts and shows. The villa, immersed in the evocative setting of the natural park, offers a unique opportunity to dive into ancient Rome’s history and beauty.

Tip: For an even more engaging experience, take a guided tour to discover the secrets of the villa and imagine how life must have been over two thousand years ago.

Sabaudia’s Shores

Sabaudia boasts a crystal clear, turquoise sea, with shallow, sandy shores that slope gently towards the sea making it ideal for swimming and for families with children. The long, wide beaches boast fine, golden sand, which alternates with stretches of dunes covered with Mediterranean vegetation. It is no surprise that it has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag. Choose one of Sabaudia’s many sandy beaches, such as Torre Paola beach, Lido di Sabaudia beach or Bufalara beach, and treat yourself to a relaxing day in the sun.
If you love water sports, in Sabaudia you can indulge in various activities, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, canoeing and diving.

Torre Paola

Circeo National Park

Circeo National Park is an uncontaminated oasis rich in wild flora and fauna. You can go hiking, mountain biking or simply walk along the paths that wind through woods, lakes and mountains.

Climb Mount Circeo: If you are an expert hiker, you can climb Mount Circeo and enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and the Pontine islands.


Sabaudia is an ideal destination for those who are looking for a relaxing holiday near the sea.


  • For the summer period, book accommodations in advance, especially if you are traveling on weekends.
  • The city is well connected to Rome and other cities in Lazio by bus and train.
  • To move within the city you can use public transport or rent a bicycle.
  • If you have your own car, don’t miss the hilltop village of Priverno which boasts a castle, an archaeological area, and the Abbey of Fossanova. Just 20 km from Sabaudia.
The Abbey of Fossanova

Sabaudia awaits!