Download GPX file for this article
41.4469712.62878Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Anzio is a city in Lazio, Italy, about 57 km south of Rome. It is a fishing port, a popular place for the people of Rome to have a fish lunch, and a harbour for ferries and hydroplanes to the islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene. In Roman times it was the site of numerous villas for the elite and many fine works of art from the period have been discovered in the area. In 2019, it was home to 61,000 people.



The city was the site of a significant Allied landing during World War II prior to the march on Rome. In January 1944 troops landed behind the German lines at Anzio, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May. Anzio was heavily damaged and has since been extensively rebuilt.

Get in

Map of Anzio

Anzio is connected to Rome by the Via Nettunense (SS207) and the Via Ardeatina (SS601) and can be reached via the Via Pontina. There is an hourly Roma-Nettuno train. The center of the town and the port are 10 minutes walk downhill from the station

Get around



  • 1 Commonwealth War Cemetery, 00042 Anzio RM. contains 1,056 Commonwealth burials. The cemetery may be visited any time.
  • 2 Beachhead War Cemetery, 00042 Anzio RM, +39 01628 507200. contains 2316 Commonwealth burials. May be visited any time.
  • 3 Anzio Beachhead Museum (Museo dello Sbarco di Anzio), Via di Villa Adele, 2 Anzio Roma (in the 17th-century Villa Adele, on Via di Villa Adele, just downhill from the railway station.), +39 06 984 8059. Tu Th Sa 10:30-12:30 and 16:00-18:00 (17:00-19:00 in summer). In the same building is the Archaeological Museum. Free.







Have a good seafood meal at the port or on one of the beaches.







Go next

  • 1 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial (Nettuno). Covers 77 acres (31 hectares) with headstones of 7,861 of American military war dead. The majority died in the liberation of Sicily; in the landings in the Salerno Area and in the landings at Anzio Beach and expansion of the beachhead.
Routes through Anzio
Modern Center, RomeSouth Rome  N Lazio regional railway line FL8 S  → Nettuno → END

This city travel guide to Anzio is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!