Lively streets and a flourishing café culture make Aprilia an ideal base for exploring the province of Latina. Sightsee in the city centre and spend a day touring the famous Aprilia DOC winemaking region. Attractions like a zoo and dinosaur park make Aprilia popular with families.
Things to do in Aprilia
Filled with trees and flowers, Giardini della Landriana is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the Mediterranean. The 10-hectare garden was laid out in the 1950s and is famous for its rose collection. Join a guided tour of the gardens or explore them at your own pace. The restaurant will tempt you with chef-inspired dishes and beautiful views over the gardens.
Aprilia is a great base for visiting the Aprilia DOC winemaking region. The countryside is dotted with vineyards where you can try local varieties such as Merlot, Trebbiano and Sangiovese. Guided tours take you behind the scenes and into the cellars. Some vineyards feature outdoor terraces where you can sip wine and graze on antipasto platters.
Lions, leopards and monkeys are just some of the animals you can meet at Zoo of the Stars. The family-friendly attraction is passionate about conservation and is home to many endangered species, including a beautiful Bengal tiger. World of Dinosaurs is another great family destination.
The city centre is filled with bistros and restaurants where you can try delicious cuisine from the Latina region. Enjoy “tiella di gaeta” savoury pie filled with tomatoes and octopus, hearty “bazzoffia” soup made with beans and artichokes, creamy carbonara pasta and “pizza bianca” sprinkled with pancetta and parmesan.
Getting around Aprilia
Aprilia is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The town is located in the province of Latina, a one-hour drive from Rome. Trains run between Aprilia and Rome in around 45 minutes. Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.