Sabaudia is a breezy coastal town famous for Blue Flag beaches and Fascist architecture. Fringed by a 15-kilometre stretch of golden sand, the resort is popular with holidaymakers from Rome and Naples. Bask in the sunshine, swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea and discover the town’s beginnings as a Fascist community.
Things to do in Sabaudia
From family-friendly stretches of sand to secluded bays, you’ll find beaches for every occasion in Sabaudia. A boardwalk hugs the coast and makes it easy to hop between beaches. Bounty Beach is close to the town centre and lures sunseekers in with its soft sand and calm water. For a quieter scene, head a few kilometres south to Torre Paola, a secluded beach set beneath the ruins of a centuries-old watchtower.
Sabaudia is home to some of the best examples of Fascist architecture in Italy. Walking around the town, you’ll notice the practical grid layout and austere buildings. The former post office has been repurposed as a museum where you can learn about the town’s far-right history. Exhibits introduce you to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who commissioned a team of architects to masterplan Sabaudia in the 1930s.
Circeo National Park protects a two-kilometre-long strip of coast between Sabaudia and Capo Portiere. The park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and features a unique landscape of rolling sand dunes, lush wetlands and coastal forests. The challenging hike to the summit of Circeo Mountain rewards you with spectacular views over the park and the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea.
Getting around Sabaudia
Sabaudia is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The town is a 1.5-hour drive from Rome and Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. Trains run between Rome and Priverno-Fossanova in one hour. From here, it’s a 20-minute drive or bus ride to Sabaudia.