Roman Villa of Grottacce

On the small promontory overlooking the sea are the remains of a villa d’otium (house of laziness) from the imperial age. It has been identified as the site of the ancient port of Panapione. Today you can see a rectangular room with a paved mosaic apse, a rectangular cryptoportico (covered passageway) paved in marble and culminating in a loggia (verandah) with arches.

In front of the villa is a large semicircular shaped tank for the breeding of fish and shellfish.

Guide of Santa Marinella

Guide of Santa Marinella

Santa Marinella was born on the ruins of the port city of Pyrgi a city of Punic, Phoenician, Etruscan and […]