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For family, teenager and for fun you will find swimming pools, water slides, streams passable by canoe, whirlpool baths, ocean waves, Toboggan and Kamikaze those are the fantastic attraction of aquatic parks in latium!

Zoomarine (Torvaianica – Rome)
A marine park situated in Lazio’s seacoast and far 25 Km from Rome. Zoomarine, inaugurated in 2005, inspires at Sea World american parks: water shows, educational proposal, swimming pools with slides, rides and more over. Every day Zoomarine offers to the public six different shows: the island of dolphins, the bay of pinnipeds, the wood of parrots, the land of raptors and the galleon of plunders.
Web Site: Zoomarine

Hydromania (Casal Lumbroso – Rome)
You’ll find swimming pools, water slides and water games. The attractions of the park are the kamikaze, the Tobbogan, the water slides and the swimming pool with artificial waves. The park offers the opportunity to spend a relaxing and a refreshing day.
Web Site: Hydromania

Aquafelix (Civitavecchia – Rome)
Swimming pools, water slides, streams passable by canoe, hydro, water games, rides and shows. You can spend wonderful days in the sun or under the shade of trees in a hilly area located a few meters from the sea.
Web Site: Acquafelix

Aquapiper (Guidonia – Rome)
One of the biggest aquatic park in Italy. Olympic swimming pools with ocean waves, water slides, whirlpool baths, children’s pool and playrooms. Free Parking.
Web Site:Acquapiper

Acquapark (Itri – Latina)
The park allows you to combine a hilly setting with the sea view. Swimming pools, water slides, fountains, sun beds and umbrellas are available for you to spend an unforgettable day.
Web Site:Acquapark

Scivosplash (Latina)
An aquatic park just a few minutes from the center of Latina. The hotel has a pool, a lagoon baby, numerous water slides, a whirlpool bath, a relaxation pool, a sunroof and a staff of animation.
Web Site: Scivosplash

Miami Beach (Latina)
To enjoy yourself and having fun during the summertime ther’s Miami Beach, an aquatic park just outside the city of Latina at only 30 minutes by car from the Rome and 20 minutes from Circeo.
The structure is a part of a complex distributed in 3 areas which covers an area of 100,000 square meters.
Web Site: Miami Beach

Hawaii Park (Cassino)
This park is adjacent to ‘”Hotel Rocca”. You can find a wave pool, an olympic pool, two pools dedicated to children, a multi-track to go with rubber boats, two Toboggans, a Kamikaze and so on.
Web Site : Hawaii Park

Park Club (Frosinone)
This park is open every day of the year thanks to swimming and tennis lessons. During the summer is a great aquatic park called “Aquapark Ciociaria”and has typical attractions such as Kamikaze, three Tobbogan Slides (2 open air and one fully closed) and another small Kamikaze dedicated to the childern. In addition to the classical wave pool, there is cute lagoon with a little slide for children and a third pool with a central ‘”mushroom” from which begins three slides for children.
Web Site: Park Club

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Ariccia, a city of Lazio in the Rome province bordering the province of Latina, continues to prepare the roast according to the ancient Etruscan recipe. Prepare the pork is an art that has been passed from generation to generation: the stage of ligation is a significant cultural element in the packaging of pork Ariccia (The Porchetta).
It ‘a purely manual process, performed with a needle and thread, made ​​in order to give the shape characteristic of the suckling pig and above all must be calibrated to ensure a perfect cooking of meat and maintaining the compactness of pork during and after the firing.
The pork can be eaten hot, but cold is more classic, has a taste of pork seasoned with rosemary, garlic and black pepper and cut the slices are compact and homogeneous, with the fat part well separated from the lean and the outer crust crispy, golden color and savory taste.
The pork is the traditional food of Lazio traveling to festivals and fairs, served with homemade bread and a red wine from this area, such as a Castelli Romani Rosso.

Suggested accommodation for this area : http://www.romahappydays.com/ariccia-flat/

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Ninfa: the ancient town
The town of Ninfa takes its name from a little temple dedicated to the nymphs during the Roman period, built on one of the most abundant springs at the foot of the Lepini Hills. These waters gave life to the original river Nymphaeus. Of the abandoned medieval town there remain today an imposing double wall and the ruins of a castle, churches, municipal buildings and many private dwellings. Water is still key to the life of Ninfa, as in the past.
Ninfa had a significant economic and strategic identity as early as the eighth century. This came about due to the flooding and impassability of a stretch of the Appian Way between Cisterna and Terracina, and the consequent spread of malaria. A water dam, to be seen to this day at Ninfa, is an early example of advanced engineering of the time. The resulting lake enabled waterpower to be used to turn rudimentary machinery such as mills, olive presses, bellows and hammers for the working of metal. This made a fortune for the little settlement.
By the beginning of the eleventh century, Ninfa had grown to the status of a small town. It continued to grow and prosper. In 1159, Rolando Bandinelli was consecrated as Pope Alexander III in the church of S. Maria Maggiore, the largest of seven. Several papal families – among them the Tuscolo, Frangipane, Conti, and Anibaldi – fought over Ninfa which was at various times destroyed and rebuilt before passing finally to the Caetani family in 1298. 100 years of prosperity followed. As the result of papal wars and inter-family disputes, however, the town was substantially destroyed in 1382 leading to an exodus of the population and an unstoppable decay that lasted until the twentieth century. In the seventeenth century, Ninfa was used for renewed commercial enterprise, for example iron-works and a tannery, or occasional relaxation for the family, who at that time commissioned Francesco da Volterra to design the hortus conclusus (enclosed garden). In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries artists and travellers regularly visited the ruined town, after failed attempts to repopulate it. Their various depictions of it left an important record of how it was at the time. Notable among them were Carlo and Enrico Coleman, Edward Lear, Gregorovius, Ettore Roesler Franz; and Giulio Aristide Sartorio in the twentieth century.

Ninfa:  the garden
Gelasio Caetani, in the early 1920s, set out to restore Ninfa by means of a well-planned programme of research, excavation and restoration of the ruins, laying out the foundations for a garden today counted among the most beautiful in the world. With his English mother, Ada Wilbraham, the first of Ninfa’s gardeners, and inspired by Ninfa’s evocative and mysterious character, he began planting the great trees that we enjoy today. The creation of a garden at Ninfa, meaning the ability as far back as the 1920s to visualise the potential of the site completely abandoned and covered by a mantle of vegetation, is intriguing – the more so because Ninfa came back to life after centuries of neglect in the form of a garden conceived in a typical Anglo-Saxon style.
The garden, with its paths spreading like sinews, is spontaneous and informal with no formality and little in the way of geometric patterns. The development and planting work continued with Ada’s American-born daughter-in-law Marguerite Chapin. She opened the garden to an important circle of writers and artists associated with the literary reviews Commerce and Botteghe Oscure, which she founded. Such friends were equally inspired by Ninfa.
Marguerite’s daughter, Lelia Caetani, remains nevertheless the true artisan of the garden and in her time Ninfa took on the romantic character we know today. Lelia was undoubtedly influenced by her natural talents as a painter, which led her to select plants in the landscape as if at work on a large canvas. She had a natural and creative touch.
On Lelia’s untimely death in 1977, ownership and responsibility for the garden passed to the Roffredo Caetani Foundation. Ninfa is well cared for. Spontaneity remains key and visitors are little aware of the human touch. Managing such a remarkable place is a difficult and complex challenge with the delicate eco-system always a foremost consideration.
The address: Fondazione Roffredo Caetani
Via della Fortezza
04010 Sermoneta (LT)

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