Fondi in South Lazio Italy
The town of Fondi is situated approximately midway between Rome and Naples. It is sited slightly inland from the coast of South Lazio on the wide fertile Plain of Fondi. Fondi’s landscape is made up of a patchwork of fields, drainage channels, large greenhouses, orange groves and fruit orchards enhanced by the scenic backdrop provided by the Ausoni and Aurunci Mountains. It is a huge agricultural centre and its strategic position has made it into one of Italy’s most important wholesale fruit and vegetable markets, namely MOF (Mercato Ortofrutticolo di Fondi).
There are also several coastal lakes in this area some of which are volcanic in origin. The largest is named the Lago di Fondi, with its characteristic Torre del Pesce, it is a natural reserve rich in flora and fauna. There is another lake named Lago Lungo, which is situtated nearer the coast and bordered by sand dunes, and also Lago di San Puoto.
Fondi sits along the ancient Appian Way. Its neighbouring towns are Itri, Lenola, Monte San Biagio and Terracina.