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With a city like Rome, capital of Italy and of an ancient empire, a trip to Latium are greatly influenced by greatness and splendor. Beyond the Eternal City, a trip to Latium will allow you to discover a region rich of many other fantastic destinations, of green hills, lakes and villages, and cultural and culinary excellences.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Lazio?
For fans of the sea, this region offers different possibilities like Ostia, Gaeta, San Felice, Circeo, Sabaudia, the Ponza Island and Ventotene. Lazio is also a region of lakes like Bracciano Lake and Bolsena Lake, which formed after ancient volcanic eruptions and are surrounded by green and untouched nature. In Lazio there is also space for those who love the mountains, here on the Terminillo slopes skiing is great.
Things to see and things to do in Lazio?
As soon as you step out of Rome, the Roman Castles welcome you like they did Roman patricians or the high prelates of the Vatican State on warm summer evenings. Among the things to see in Lazio there must also be Tivoli and its two jewels: Villa Adriana and Villa D’Este. The first was the summer estate of the emperor who named it, while Villa D'Este and its magnificent fountains hail from the renaissance. In the area of Viertbo you can find the Bolsena Lake, of volcanic origin, where the natural landscape melds with the Etruscan history of this location.
Lazio is a region of great natural parks like the Parco Nazionale del Circeo and the Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani, where you can follow paths and admire different protected birds species. Among the many things to do in Lazio is a vacation of wellbeing in one of the historical spas in Fiuggi, Tivoli or Viterbo, in well-equipped and welcoming facilities.
During travels in Lazio it is impossible not to enjoy the cuisine, which influences that of Romans: in some of the trattorias of the territory you must try the gnocchi, amatriciana, carbonara, or the abacchio, the coda alla vaccinara and the local wines.
Events and festivals in Lazio?
Befana (Feast of Epiphany) in Piazza Navona should be mentioned in Rome.
June 29, it is the feast of Saints Peter and Paul; in mid-July there is the Festa de 'Noantri with processions along the streets of Trastevere.
On August 5, the Madonna della Neve in Santa Maria Maggiore, which recalls the legend of the miraculous summer snowfall.
In the rest of Lazio, deeply linked to traditions, each town has a calendar of events and popular festivals, almost always linked to the harvest periods or to religious festivals. The most important festival in Lazio is the ancient Marino Grape Festival every first Sunday in October. Traditionally, at sunset on the last day, red wine flows from the city fountain instead of water.