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City of Latin origin located on the Tyrrhenian Sea, was the site spa and holiday resort since the times of the Romans; At the beginning of the sixth century A.D. century the ancient cittàfu sacked and destroyed by the Goths, who roamed the Lazio and the Roman coast, the ancient port was abandoned, and all the survivors moved to a small group of houses around the temple of the god Neptune, who, after a short time, it would become the current medieval town of Neptune.
Later, from the Renaissance until the unification of Italy, was the fief of various families of Lazio and during Fascism was united in a single municipal government, with the neighboring Anzio.
Returning an independent town after the war, is now a city of nearly fifty thousand inhabitants with its own marina and, in addition to its core feature for summer holidays, has become an alternative housing than in Rome because of the lower cost of the buildings.
Heart of the town is the old town, interwoven with stately homes and simple tangle of streets and squares, all around the Collegiate Church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. To one side of the Collegiate there was the Oratory of Mount Carmel, the other the church of SS. Sacramento, in front of the baronial palace already Column, now owned by Borghese. On one side of the village the beautiful building of the Segneri, across the majestic Doria-Pamphili palace, also owned by the Borghese, with frescoes by Pier Francesco Mola, especially in the halls and in the party room.
Worth a visit to the cemetery of the fallen Americans.

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