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Terracina



Introduction of Terracina
Town in Latina province, Latium region, approximately58 mi SE of Rome, on the Gulf of Gaeta, W ofGaeta, S central Italy. Originally a town of the Volscitribe, it came under Rome c. 400 b.c. and was amajor city on the Appian Way. Here the road, previouslyrunning straight SE across the Pontine Marshes,suddenly turns E as it reaches the sea and cuts throughthe seaside cliffs. The Roman aristocracy made it aresort, and ruins of the villas of the emperors Tiberius,Galba, and Vitellius can be seen here today. The templeof Jupiter Anxurus crowns the cliffs above thetown and dates back to the Volscian period. EmperorGalba was born here in 3 b.c. The town has anarchaeological museum.Town in Latina province, Latium region, approximately58 mi SE of Rome, on the Gulf of Gaeta, W ofGaeta, S central Italy. Originally a town of the Volscitribe, it came under Rome c. 400 b.c. and was amajor city on the Appian Way. Here the road, previouslyrunning straight SE across the Pontine Marshes,suddenly turns E as it reaches the sea and cuts throughthe seaside cliffs. The Roman aristocracy made it aresort, and ruins of the villas of the emperors Tiberius,Galba, and Vitellius can be seen here today. The templeof Jupiter Anxurus crowns the cliffs above thetown and dates back to the Volscian period. EmperorGalba was born here in 3 b.c. The town has anarchaeological museum.

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