Scauri and Marina di Minturno
The seaside resorts of Scauri and Marina di Minturno are situated between Rome and Naples, on the coast of South Lazio, close to the River Garigliano. This river forms a natural border that separates the regions of Lazio and Campania. The two towns, side by side, have a long golden sandy beach which stretches for 4 km between the headlands of Monte d’Oro and Monte d’Argento. Along the long promenade there are numerous bathing establishments but there are also areas of free beach. Both of the towns also have lively shopping areas. Close to Monte d’Oro there is a small harbour and a pier.
At the estuary of the Garigliano, on the left bank, there are the remains of an ancient tower which was built to commemorate the victory of the ferocious Battle of the Garigliano in 915, when Pope John X and the Christian League drove out the Saracens. Below you can see the beach adjacent to Monte d’Argento.
Churches of Scauri and Marina di Minturno
Churches of Scauri and Minturno include the Church of Maria Santissima Immacolata, the Church of Sant’Albina, and the Church of San Biagio.
The Brick Factory
With the dawning of the Industrial Revolution some paper mills were constructed in Scauri, and also factories producing ceramics and bricks. Below are the ruins of the old Sieci e Darsena brick factory.