Sperlonga. Roman Villa of Tiberius

Sperlonga. Roman Villa of Tiberius

This magnificent Roman villa on the coast of Sperlonga already existed in the late Republican age, and was enlarged and decorated by the Emperor Tiberius to be used as an imperial residence.

The remains clearly visible from the sea extend along the eastern beach.

The main feature of this villa is a natural cave richly decorated with marble and mosaics and furnished with sculptural groups inspired by the exploits of Ulysses.

Among these sculptures it is worth mentioning the group of Polyphemus preserved in the archaeological museum of Sperlonga.


Written by:
Claudia Bettiol

Engineeer, futurist, joint founder of Energitismo and founder of Discoverplaces. Consultant for the development and promotion of the Touristic Development of Territories specialising in...

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