San Anastasia Pillboxes

Whilst on the beach one day I spotted what to my untrained eye looked like a pillbox. I went back the next day with my camera and took the attached pictures which I thought may be of interest to PSG members.

It is located on top of a small sand dune overlooking the beach at a place called San Anastasia. This is near a small village called Salto Di Fondi which in turn is about 7km south of the town of Terracina which is in between Rome and Naples. Sorry I haven’t got a clue of the map reference.

I would guess that it was about 8′ – 10′ square but with a triangular extension off to one corner at what I assume is the rear.

The view from the beach looking up towards the pillbox.

The view from the beach looking up towards the pillbox.

A closer view from the same angle.

A closer view from the same angle.

A close up of what appears to be the only "loophole".

A close up of what appears to be the only “loophole”.

The view through the "loophole".

The view through the “loophole”.

A view of the roof which is damaged and appears to show rail track used as reinforcing.

A view of the roof which is damaged and appears to show rail track used as reinforcing.

The view from the roof looking over the beach in the direction of Terracina.

The view from the roof looking over the beach in the direction of Terracina.

Another view of the roof.

Another view of the roof.

by Colin Keogh

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