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Trivio Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 7 photos

Trivio is a small mountain township

Nestling in the hills behind Formia and overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Trivio has a small population but a large heart and very strong community spirit as might be evidenced here. Its one church -- S Andrea has much support and dominates the face of the piazza. Trivio is not as old as some townships around totting up some 5 or 600 years since the original families moved here from closer to the sea.........as the story goes they were sick of being razed to the ground and having to rebuild so they thought that they would be safer here.

The festival for the watermelon (harvest?)

Here, in Trivio 1998, is the youth of the town preparing to dance into the festival celebrating the watermelon. The young people are in traditional dress and assist in these celebrations every year.

Trivio is a musical place.

If the people aren't singing on the mountain while they grow their produce for market or lovely flowers (like this) for display and to perfume the air, you will hear the button accordian, S Andrea's bells or indeed the bagpipe type instrument being played late afternoon.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Trivio is a pretty quiet, small township with fantastic views.
  • Cons:It's quite a hike to get to a swimming place.
  • In a nutshell:A beautiful and friendly township where traditions are upheld.
  • Last visit to Trivio: Jan 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nov 23, 2004 at 8:55 AM

    Trivio is 1 of 3 VILLAGES on the mountainside overlooking the Golfo de Gaeta. Spectacular beaches ONLY minutes down the mountain in Formia. Religious festivals & celebrations - very beautiful. Been there many times. My husbands home town - born & raised.

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    Sep 22, 2004 at 2:16 PM

    Thank you dear Carole, a lovely Trivio page...

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 5:30 AM

    Lovely page dear Carole, best time in your life seem to be here in Italy!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2004 at 3:29 PM

    I assume you didn't do the run? More interesting pages.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2004 at 4:58 AM

    Yet another fantastico Italiano page Carole. You continue to fuel my desire to see la bella Italia & seeing yours & Ian's photos yesterday just added to it! Uploading our lunch pic now.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2004 at 3:17 PM

    Great infos and pics , Carole !!

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2003 at 12:48 AM

    Beijing has an official watermelon festival too! I served as hononary melon tasting judge at the farmer's competition last year. There is even a watermelon museum!

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2003 at 3:57 AM

    Another nice introduction of less known place. Thanks

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2003 at 12:31 AM

    Those Festivals must be fantastic!


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