Scauri and Marina di Minturno in Italy

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.

Scauri in South Lazio Italy
Scauri & Marina di Minturno in South Lazio Italy
Beach of Scauri & Marina di Minturno in South Lazio Italy
Rocks at Scauri in Latina South Lazio Italy
Pier at Scauri in Latina South Lazio Italy
Pier at Scauri in Latina South Lazio Italy

Monte Argento

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.

Monte Argento in Scauri South Lazio Italy
Monte Argento in Scauri South Lazio Italy

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.

Old Brick Factory in Scauri Minturno Italy
Old Brick Factory in Scauri Minturno Italy