Travel + Leisure (USA)
Around Circe’s Mountain
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Punta Rossa
The region’s only luxury hotel offers old-world charm and a picturesque location in the town of San Felice Circeo. puntarossa.it; doubles from $280.
WHERE TO EAT
Antichi Sapori Pontini
A small but perfect wine bar on a Terracina side street, with a terrace situated beneath an old Roman arch. antichisapori-pontini.it.
A classic Italian café in the heart of Sperlonga.
3 Piazza della Repubblica; 39-773-549-086.
Gaeta’s go-to dining destination, thanks to simple but flavorful food and a pleasant courtyard. fb.com/ lamacelleriatrattoriavineria; entrées $10–$22.
WHAT TO DO
You’ll find simple food, a friendly crowd, and gorgeous crystal-clear water at this no-frills Gaeta beach club. bagnoarenauta.it.
This club sets the tone on the beach in Sabaudia. It has a white-tablecloth restaurant, a coffee and gelato bar, and casual terrace dining. saporetti.it.
Spiaggia di Sabaudia
Half a mile up the Lungomare from Saporetti, this beach club is smaller and less thronged than its neighbor. laspiaggiadi sabaudia.it. — M.S.