Ganimede, the Cecubo wine sommelier

The cupbearer to gods of Olympus still watches over the lands of the Cecubo wine in Sperlonga

The oldest sommelier ever, came from Phrygia and used to pour nectar to the Gods.

“The king of the gods once burned with love for Phrygian Ganymede, and to win him Jupiter chose to be something other than he was. Yet he did not deign to transform himself into any other bird, than that eagle, that could carry his lightning bolts. Straightaway, he beat the air with deceitful wings, and stole the Trojan boy, who still handles the mixing cups, and against Juno’s will pours out Jove’s nectar”.

(Ovid, Metamorphosis, X, 155-161)

There is a sculpture that watches over the lands of Cecubo wine in Sperlonga.
It is Ganymede, the cupbearer to gods, and his figure stands on the cave of Tiberius.

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Sperlonga’s legend: the silent Amyclae

Founded by the greeks, the old town of Amyclae in Sperlonga has been holding a mystery for thousands years.

Would you like to look into Amyclae’s legend?
There are few clues but maybe we will find our way to reveal the secret of the silent town.


Amyclae was the name of a very old town set in today ‘south Latium, that mysteriously disappeared three thousands years ago.
We can’t really say exactly where this town was built. However many latin poets tell us that Amyclae lied in a hypothetical triangle among the towns of Sperlonga, Fondi and Terracina.

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A wine tour in Italy: Sperlonga’s fortunes

A wine tour in Italy is always an amazing experience.

Everywhere you go you find history, culture, delicious food, stunning views and nice people.
Sperlonga, an easy ride from Rome, is one of these tiny places that has all that.
In addition to beautiful beaches and crystal clear water.

But there are three factors that made the fortune of Sperlonga town so long ago.

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Tower Truglia: old charm by the sea

Discover Torre Truglia, the symbol of Sperlonga.
It stands up on a rock between the sea and the old village.

The Romans had built there a huge lighthouse that allowed people to communicate from one coast to another.
Today it is considered one of the best places for couples to get married.


Want to learn more about the history of Torre Truglia?
Well, keep reading.
Or, just Book your wine tour and you’ll hear this story while walking in Sperlonga.

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The story of the fresco in the cloister

What’s that fresco painted on the walls of the old cloister in Sperlonga?

Read this if you want to be prepared while planning your wine tour in Sperlonga

When you walk through the alleys of the old Sperlonga village you’ll be surprised by a very characteristic “piazzetta” with a tiny old well in the middle.

That’s part of the very first building in the old town. It was the monastery built from the Benedictine monks in the 1100 A.D.

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