Fast and Easy way to Compare,
Book and Save on your Car Hire.
  • Great Rates
  • Wide Selection of Cars
  • Trusted Since 2001
Download the FREE VroomVroomVroom App App StoreGoogle Store

Car Hire Formia

woman renting a car in formia

Formia is a city and commune in the province of Latina, on the Mediterranean coast of Lazio. Formia is located halfway between Rome and Naples, and lies on the Roman-era Appian Way. Formia was founded by the ancient Romans, the name deriving from Greek, meaning landing place. During the ancient imperial era, Formia was a renowned resort. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Formia was sacked by barbarians and the population moved to two distinct burghs, on the nearby hill. Formia is a great holiday destination today, since it provides a wide range of attractions that take tourists back to ancient times.

Top Attractions Within Formia

Via Appia is one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. Many parts of the original road beyond Rome's environs, close to Formia, have been preserved, and some are now used by cars. To this day, the Via Appia contains the longest stretch of straight road in Europe. Via Appia is well famous for the crucifixion of Spartacus and his army, the World War II battle of Anzio and the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Parco Natural dei Monti Aurunci is a beautiful place, where you can kick off and relax from dusk to dawn. The park is located near Formia, in the mountain chain of Southern Lazio, and involves the territory of many cities. The park is great for walking, hiking, biking, camping and picnicking. Tourists can even observe wildlife with the help of specialised staff who takes them on a guided tour on the mountain.

Taverna del Lepre is one of the best restaurants in Formia, that provides great food in a very cosy and elegant ambiance. The food is great, with the appetiser being particularly rich, not only in meat, but also in cheese. The first and second course are also very delicious, while towards the end of the lunch or dinner, customer can select a fine wine to go with the delicious dessert. Here, at this Formia restaurant, customers will experience an authentic Italian cuisine.