Photographer's Note

Exactly two years ago I was visiting city Terracina in Lazio. This evening view over the city towards the sea was taken from the road lading to the old town (Centro Storico). The street lined with green trees is one of the main streets, Viale della Vittoria, which is full of life in the weekend evenings when the locals are enjoying their free time. You can see the street in Sunday evening in WS.

My other photos from Terracina.

In the distance one can barely see the silhouettes of Pontine Islands. You can view the photos from my visit to Ponza island, the main island of the Pontine islands, here.

The map marks the place where I shot the photo.
Terracina is a seaside resort in the south of the Lazio region, between Rome and Naples. It was an important port on the Roman Appian Way, and the site of a major temple to Jupiter. The sea and the sand are the town's main attractions for many of its Italian summer visitors.

Terracina is situated at the farthest point of the Ausoni Mountain range, at the only point where the mountains reach the Tyrrhenian Sea. Terracina is to be found in a beautiful and charming inlet between the Promontory of Circeo and the Point of Gaeta, and welcomes tourists from all parts of the world.

Terracina is as old as its literal sources that claim the town’s origin as Etruscan, Volscian and then a Roman colony. It is extraordinarily capable of surprising you with its immense cultural and artistic patrimony accumulated over the centuries. At the end of the Etruscan supremacy in the region of Lazio "Tarracina" was in fact handed over to the Italian population, the Volscians, who then changed its name to "Anxur" . Only after a long period of wars was the foundation of the maritime colony, in 329 B.C. sanctioned. This was of strategic importance for the military and commercial penetration of the south of the peninsular.

The oldest part of the town, enclosed in the polygonal town walls, was built on the western slope of Mount Sant’Angelo, which extended towards the Valley and the marshes known as the Cannete.

More information here.
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