The Lazio region often fades into the background once its gleaming and important capital city of Rome is mentioned, but the area surrounding the Eternal City has much to offer. A generous stretch of coastline and a sprinkling of islands offer “Dolce Vita” vibes and evidence that the Roman Empire took advantage of the region’s strategic position. It is littered with historical ruins of Etruscan and Roman civilizations, temples, castles, necropoles, villas, and more. Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, dates to the 2nd Century and is still a hub of Italian maritime transportation. The inlands of Latium, the region’s Latin name, offer no shortage of lakes, rivers, mountains and volcanoes, perfect to cycle a winding road, trek through forests, or relax in a warm thermal spring. The territory is also ideal for the cultivation of grapes, producing excellent wines like Frascati Superiore and Cesanese del Piglio. Settle in with a fried zucchini blossom stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies and enjoy the truly effortless grace of Lazio.
A photograph of the region
civita di bagnoregio, lazio
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