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The Capocotta beach is located in the south of Rome near the presidential residence of  Castelporziano.
The beautiful and wide beach is characterized by dunes rich of myrtle, juniper and other vegetation. Capocotta is a  part of the territory of the Roman Coastal State Nature Reserve named “Secche di Tor Paterno” particular appreciated for the diving activities.  The entrance to the beach Capocotta is free.
Special features of this area is that part of the beach is frequented by naturists completely naked for nudism activities. A good restaurant is inside. The beach is accessible by  public transport 7 and 62 starting from Lido di Ostia.

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You can discover Torre Flavia in Ladispoli the beach area far 40 km far from Rome. The Flavia Tower was a military installation built in Roman times and rebuilt quite a few times during the Middle Ages. In the 16th C. Cardinal Flavio Orsini had it reconstructed and its is to him that it owes its name.
The Torre Flavia, which at the time was on the mainland, was part of a system of watchtowers that stretched down the entire coast and which included the Castle of Paolo, the Saracen Tower of Santa Severa, the Odescalchi Castle Tower in S. Marinella; it was used as a watchtower right up to the beginning of the 19th C. when it was still equipped with two 12 and 13 calibre cannons and 3 rifles with bayonets.
Unfortunately the Allied bombings during the Second World War destroyed the upper floors of the tower completely, effectively making the tower unusable.
Today around the area of the tower you can find restaurants and camping to spent the holidays. The beach here is almost brown coloured and it’s possible to have a walk along the beachside up to the Castle of Santa Severa in the north direction and down to Marina di San Nicola in the south direction.

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Nature Reserve of 44 hectares, established in 1988, and located between Anzio Lavinio Lido at Km 34.400 of Ardeatina, is one of the last stretches of thousands of hectares of forest that once covered the region of Lazio until the beginning of 1900.
The reserve is an example of Mediterranean forest dominated by evergreen: oaks, which make up 70%.
Also rich in fauna consists of reptiles, nine species, amphibians, five species, birds, mammals and various fifty species. They are housed in the Reserve of Tor Caldara dozens of examples of tortoises that offer a friendly welcome to all visitors.
The many sulphurous springs, in which it is forbidden to bathe, are due to the rise of volcanic gases from the roots of the volcano Lazio devices.
The reserve can meet the numerous remains of Roman buildings and a watchtower, erected in 1560 in defense of the Saracen raids. Tor Caldara remains an oasis of unspoiled natural landscapes in which these values ​​find that man has fortunately not affected and still jealously preserved. Characteristic of the area it was also the extraction of sulfur, undertaken for the first time in 1569 by Marco Antonio Colonna.
This was done through large earthenware, “hot flashes”, placed in large ovens powered by cutting part of the wood on site.
Then the sulfur, worked in pigs, were stacked at the Torre delle Caldane waiting to be shipped to Genoa, Rome and other destinations, where another procedure was turned into vitriol or sulfuric acid.

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Beachside in MaccareseJust 40 minutes far from Rome I suggest 2 comfortable areas to reach by train starting from Termini Station. These are MACCARESE and LADISPOLI. MACCARESE has good and quite baches to visit and a lot of point where Windsurfer meet.

LADISPOLI instead is very famous for it’s Black-beach reach of minerals of iron (ferrum). In Ladispoli you will find a lot of Restaurants along the beachside where it’s possible to taste the latium fish specialities.Moreover in Ladispoli it’s possible to stay in the famous hotel of POSTA VECCHIA ( http://www.lapostavecchia.com) located just in front of the sea above romans pools.
From Ladispoli and Maccarese trains run for these cities and back to Rome every 30 minutes.

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