the Degree Confluence Project

Italy : Lazio

5.6 km (3.5 miles) SE of Santa Severa, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Approx. altitude: 2 m (6 ft)
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Antipode: 42°S 168°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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(visited by David Coombs)

06-Apr-2007 -- Spending a week near Rome couldn't pass without a visit to a local CP. First in Italy for me. The only excitement was that it had to be done by public transport. From Fregene - near Rome airport a local bus took me to Maccarese and an excellent train carried me to Marina di Cerviteri. From here the point is 4.5 km along the busy coast road.

I jumped on a local bus - only realising after that you have to buy the ticket before you get on. The driver was not fussed about 3 km and told me to sit down. From the bus stop there is a short walk past the dog refuge - now greatly expanded since the last visitor and frighteningly noisy. If the fences disappeared you would be dog's dinner in minutes!

Next comes the naughty/tricky bit. The CP is in a wildlife refuge for ducks (if my Italian guesswork is right). I guess the reserve itself is the marshland by the sea. No gap in the large fence so over the gate and the barbed wire on top. 500 metres to the point in the middle of a large field with no crop this year - a mix of broad beans, barley, grass, forage legumes and oil seed rape has grown up. Photos and away.

The return journey was slow - I got a ticket for the local bus - but then waited 45 mins for it to appear - took it to Ladispol - as I had missed the next train. There are few taxis in Ladispol - you have to go to the station and look at the telephone numbers on a pole! A chatty Neapolitan flower seller was very helpful with this and I was soon on my way home.

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Only about 690 m inland from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.