Tucked into the arid hills and sprawling shoreline of the southern Lazio coast, the seaside resort town of Lido dei Pini is a worthy retreat from the frenzied roads of Rome and the more crowded tourist towns along the Lazio’s northern reaches. It’s a place to unwind with a fine Chianti, soak up the Tyrrhenian Sea sunshine, and take stock of your Italian adventures - all in the peace and comfort of our Lido dei Pini vacation rentals.
Situated 34 miles southwest of Rome, Lido dei Pini occupies a stretch of coastline that lies in between the larger coastal towns of Marina di Ardea to the north and Lavinio to the south. In the summer, Lido dei Pini’s modest population of 5,000 residents nearly doubles with tourists, who come to sample the town’s laid-back coastal vibe.
If you'd like some island time, the scenic shores of Sardinia are also just a ferry ride away.
Lather on some sunscreen for Lido dei Pini’s most popular pastime: a day at the beach. With wide, sloping sands, the coastline of this Italian resort town is a popular choice for beach lovers everywhere. Strong seasonal winds also make it a favorite location for kiteboarding and windsurfing, while water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are also very popular.
If you prefer to keep dry on your adventures, head four miles south of town to explore the Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara. Lace up some sturdy shoes for scenic cliffside hikes at this sprawling nature preserve, which also features a secluded stretch of coastline, an ancient lookout tower, and a unique geography that changes from inland wetlands to dry, rocky dunes near the sea.
Close to world-renowned landmarks and big city attractions of Lazio, Lido dei Pini gives you plenty of options for worthwhile day trips. About seven miles south, the fishing port of Anzio offers plenty of far-reaching history, including the distinction of being the landing site for the allies during their operations in Italy in World War II. But the history of this town stretches back even further than World War II. Throughout its streets, you’ll find reminders of its historical significance, including a statue of the infamous emperor Nero, who was born in the area.
A scenic drive north along Highway 148 takes you into Rome’s bustling downtown, home to world famous historical sites like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Villa Borghese. But that’s just the start, as Rome offers so much more fascinating history tied to beautifully preserved ruins. To put it another way, this cradle of Italian culture is not to be missed!
For plenty of sun, sand, and unique coastal culture, the Lazio coast can’t be beaten. Take the Italian trip you’ve always wanted by booking a stay in one of our Lido dei Pini vacation rentals today!
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