Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, Terracina

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Sanctuary of Giove Anxur , a Roman temple built on a hill some 227 m (745 ft) tall, offers impressive views of the nearby town and the Mediterranean sea. The substructure dates back to the first century BCE. The ruins themselves include a fortified camp, the temple itself and its terrace, as well as a smaller temple with traces of ninth-century frescoes. Roman cults worshiping the gods Venus and possibly Jupiter celebrated rites here. Bring sturdy footwear and be aware that the inclines are steep. Visit the on-site bar for refreshments before hiking back down. Using our international travel planner, Terracina attractions like Sanctuary of Giove Anxur can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Especially in clear days it offers wonderful views. From its terraces it is possible to spot Ischia, Gaeta’s gulf, Fondi’s greenhouses, the beautiful beaches of Circeo, the reclamated...  more »
  • I knew about this place for several months before actually arriving in Terracina and the goal was to climb to the top by the second day after arriving. I was warned by several people that this was a.....  more »
  • Very nice monument to visit, there's an amazing view of Terracina from the temple which is perfect to take some nice pictures. The only negative thing about the temple is that there's no place to buy something to drink. I remember a few years ago that there was a little bar on the site of the temple but it's not there anymore, so you'll have to take your own drinks with you. We went to the temple on foot so not having a bar up there was a bit frustrating. You're not obliged to do the road on foot, there's also a little bus that drives to the temple every now and then, you can take the bus in Terracina
  • During a visit to Terracina in September 2019 I was taken up here to visit by my hosts. It was dark but even in darknes this gave a huge impression. A warm lovely night it was and the view over the bay was breathtaking. It is high up on my priority list to come here again.

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