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Terracina is located at the west
coast of Italy at the Tyrrenian Ocean, about half-way
between Rome and Neaples (Napoli). Terracina's history
goes back to the Roman Empire some 2000 years ago. Today
the city inhabits about 40000 people. The beach is 5
kilometers long with finegrained sand. The beach is
shallow and good for kids. Terracina has some tourism in
the summer, but these are mostly italians with their own
summer houses or with private lodging at friends or
relatives. There are only a few hotels in Terracina, and
the city is not a typical mediterranean tourist machine.
The nightlife is rather slow and the shopping
possibilities somewhat limited, but this didn't matter
much to us anyway.
The beach in Terracina. A few kiters tested the wind before they set out on the water. In mid-summer kiting is not allowed here for safety reasons, but the location is very popular in September - October. In the distant horizon lies the Mt. Circe, where the witch Kirke bewitched Odysseus and his men into pigs.
Regards from Jørn
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