The town of Anzio is of course, historical in its own right, not least because of the famous landing of Allied forces here in January 1944. The battle of Anzio lasted four months and was depicted on the silver screen in the inevitably titled movie, Anzio, in 1968. Allied forces would eventually reach Rome and liberate the capital from German occupation, but not before at least 3000 American and Commonwealth soldiers had died as well as countless local civilians.
Of particular interest is the Anzio War Cemetery and Beach Head Cemetery, containing the graves of thousands of soldiers, as well as the Museo dello Sbarco di Anzio – otherwise known as the Anzio Beachhead Museum, not far from the railway station and the Grand Hotel dei Cesari Anzio.
Today, Anzio is a thriving fishing town and a popular destination for Romans looking for some fresh sea air and exquisite seafood cuisine. This friendly town‘s tranquil and serene atmosphere is a welcome contrast to the hustle and bustle of the capital, and the 4 star luxury Grand Hotel dei Cesari Anzio resort complex has all you could wish for in a beach vacation within a short distance of Rome.
Of course, Anzio and the Grand Hotel Dei Cesari also have nearby attractions in their own right. For shopping enthusiasts, some great bargains of the best brands can be found at the nearby outlet shopping complex of Castel Romano Outlet, and then perhaps you could visit the famous Castelli Romani a group of towns and villages on the hills surrounding Rome that are famous for their beautiful views, fantastic local cuisine and top quality local wines. For those who enjoy nature then nearby we have the Nature Reserve of Tor Caldara (RiservaNaturale di Tor Caldara) and the Zoomarinepark to also enjoy the fruits of the ocean. Guests are also able to easily make trips to the nearby island of Ponza and the Pontine islands which are truly gorgeous and a great day out.