Lazio is located in central Italy, its territory is surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea and crossed by the waters of the Tiber River. It’s characterized by hills and mountains in the hinterland and by lowlands near the coast.
This region has an incredible mixture of landscapes and horizons, thanks to its towns, first of all Rome, and to its natural beauties.
Rome “the Capital” is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches in the world. Its historical centre with nearly three thousand years of antiquity, is an invaluable testimony to the European western world’s cultural, artistic and historical legacy.
There’s also much more: the wonderful villas in Tivoli, Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana, the Baths di Caracalla and some seaside locations of great beauty, like Gaeta and Sperlonga and the little islands of Ponza and Ventotene.
What to do:
Lazio region offers a lot of incredible things to do, you will find some of the greatest masterpieces of art, history and architecture but also some fantastic itineraries through pristine nature.
Rome, the “Eternal City”, has many things to visit and admire. Starting from the heart where you’ll find the awesome Flavian amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, where gladiators fought. Via dei Fori Imperiali runs in a straight line from the Colosseum to Piazza Venezia and is a unique set of temples and ruins as Forum of Trajan, Forum of Augustus and Forum of Nerva. Then from here you can, for example, visit the Capitoline Museum, on the Campidoglio, with an expert guide.
Take a break and relax yourself in the amazing scenery of Villa Borghese Gardens, where you can also admire the Borghese Gallery, that houses a vast collection of sculptures and paintings made by the genius of masters such as Caravaggio, Bernini and Titian.
Go for a walk through the famous Roman basilicas and squares, starting from Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna with the Spanish steps of Trinità dei Monti until reaching the Trevi Fountain where tourists throw coins as tradition.
Then there’s the area of Vatican City, with the famous Piazza San Pietro, where tourists can have the chance to contemplate the Sistine Chapel, with its precious Last Judgment, a 16th-Century masterpiece by Michelangelo, or where it’s possible to assists to the Papal Audience; don’t forget to join a full tour of the Vatican Museums where you can admire masterpieces of arts by Giotto, Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo.
Outside of Roman area other interesting sites of interest can be found, like the Castelli Romani area, the little city of Tivoli with the two wonderful villas of Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana and much more.
You can also decide to visit Rome by night, a special way to see these important monuments under another light, or to take a tour in Colosseum Underground and Arena by night.
What to taste:
Discovering the typical food of Lazio is a delight for the palate: strong and intense flavors alternates to simple and genuine ones. Starting from the spaghetti all’Amatriciana, made with lard and pecorino cheese, spaghetti alla Carbonara, with eggs, Pecorino cheese and bacon, arriving to the main courses of meat, like the famous Saltimbocca alla Romana or the typical Coda alla Vaccinara (oxtail stew). Join an amazing cooking experience to discover every little secret of Roman cuisine.
You can also drink some high quality wines: the famous Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone and the wines of the Castelli Romani, just to name a few of them.