Lazio is a region of central Italy, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea and mainly characterized by hills and mountains, lakes, thermal spas and ancient roads.
Although it is mainly overlooked in favour of its capital, Rome, Lazio has a lot to offer in terms of unblemished landscapes, history-soaked towns and spectacular horizons.
The two airports serving the region are Rome “Fiumicino” and Rome “Ciampino”.
As an alternative, there are also different railway lines that run through the region linking the major destinations.
Each journey must start from Rome, the “Eternal City”, cradle of the Roman civilization, whose traces can still be seen in every corner of the city: from the “Coliseum”, major landmark of the city, to the Fori Imperiali, passing by Sant’Angelo Castle and through the Vatican City with the imposing St. Pietro Square and Basilica. Not to mention then Piazza di Spagna and Trinità dei Monti, Piazza Navona with Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers and the 18th-Century Trevi Fountain.
After visiting Rome, it is possible to take a trip to the countryside to the Roman Castles, while the city of Ostia, is both a well-known sea resort and an important archaeological site.
Also worth a trip is the town of Tivoli and its two villas, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Rieti, Latina, and Viterbo.
But Lazio is not just cities and cultural heritage, in fact it also boasts fantastic natural areas, such as the Circeo National Park and the Regional Natural Park of Appia Antica, along with charming lakes, such as Bracciano and Bolsena, which combine their lush nature with the traces left by both the Etruscan and Roman civilizations.