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The Lazio area guide

Sights and attractions

Rome, Italy’s capital and host to a multitude of relics from yesteryear, is one of the most frequented cities in Italy and the world. With all eyes on Rome, it’s hardly surprising that Lazio – one of the administrative regions of Italy and where Rome proudly sits – remains largely undetected.

Occupying the heart of central Italy, Lazio has a lot more to offer than most would initially assume. It was, after all, the heart of the Roman empire and the region is besieged with such reminders. Aside from Rome and its impressive collection of Roman antiquities, the ruins of Ostia Antica, an impressive archaeological site, situated near the ancient city of Rome, have been delicately preserved and are a magical sight to behold!

Before the Romans ruled Italy, the Etruscan civilisation prevailed, though little remains to tell the tale of these once majestic people. Although the city of Tarquinia and the town of Cerveteri in the Province of Viterbo in northern Lazio are home to the Etruscan necropolis. These are packed with thousands of tombs and enthralling wall paintings depicting life from that glorious era.

Apart from boasting historical gems, the region is dramatically diverse. The southern region is defined by a beautiful coastline, with a series of resorts and seaside towns like Sperlonga dotted along the waterfront. To the southeast, a series of mountain ranges and volcanic hills can be found. In the Castelli Romani area (home to a collection of communes), the Alban Hills is one such range and features two crater lakes: Albano and Nemi. The picturesque villages and towns surrounding these lakes are a perfect home base, as they provide sensational views and the best that Italy has to offer in terms of, cuisine and culture. These hills are also perfect for producing wine, as villages such as Frascati prove.

Restaurants and cafes

For years, Italian cuisine has enslaved palates, subjected taste buds to exquisite regional delights, and today it continues to do so. As you would expect, the highest concentration of restaurants can be found in Rome. Whether you want traditional Italian fare, a modern twist on regional classics or dishes with international flair, you’ll be able to find a venue to suit all tastes in this historic hub.

Osteria di San Cesario is located a few miles out of Rome and is always jam-packed with locals. Some claim the dishes are the finest to be found in Lazio, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide! Glass Hostaria in Rome boasts Michelin-starred chefs and perfectly crafted dishes that will have you running back for more.

As you’ll come to find, meals are often supplemented by a glass (or two) of the region’s finest wine. Sampling some or even visiting one of the many wineries located along the slopes of the volcanic hills is highly recommended.

Shops

Wherever you go in Lazio, you’ll be greeted by charming, archaic stores selling antiques, handicrafts and locally sourced produce. The ancient streets and winding alleys of Frosinone are perfect for discovering stores selling such produce. A selection of tempting bakeries can also be found here - the perfect excuse for a respite.

In the capital, a collection of the world’s biggest fashion houses – Gucci, Prada, Valentino - can be frequented. So too can the open-air market, which beautifully adorns the piazza di Porta Portese, with hundreds of stalls selling a variety of treasures. Try your hand at haggling and see what gems you end up with. Though it is advised that you show up early, as this once monthly market attracts a horde of eager visitors!

Travel

To get into Lazio, the simplest and quickest way is by air. Two airports serve the region and both can be found a mere 30 minutes away from the centre of Rome. Once in Rome, you can rely on a number of networks to get you from A to B, although the reliability and convenience may differ through the different modes of transport. The train is, perhaps, the most unreliable, whilst bus services are great to get to major locales within Lazio.

We would advise investing in a car, as certain regions are not as exposed to public transportation and as such certain communes can only be accessed by car or scooter. One thing is promised, though, glorious views wherever you turn and however you travel.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.



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