Lazio is bordered by Tuscany, Umbria and Marche at north; Abruzzo and Molise at east; Campania at south; and the Tyrrhenian Sea at west.
Lazio has an area of 17,208 square kilometres, giving travellers plenty of places to explore on their Lazio holidays.
Home to the Eternal City of Rome, Lazio in west central Italy is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations.
Many choose Lazio holidays for their cultural break, romantic holidays or family trips.
In the northeast of Rome, there’s the Viterbo province (called “Tuscia”), and part of the province of Rome.
The main city is Viterbo, the favourite residence of the Popes when they faced difficulty in exercising their authority over Rome.
This part of Lazio was once a center of the Etruscan civilization, before the Romans defeated them.
Many Etruscan archaeologic sites attracts tourists every year.
In particular, don’t miss the tombs at Cerveteri, Tarquinia and, to a lesser extent, Sutri, as well as the ruins at Veio (once the richest Etruscan city).
Moreover, you may find interesting the excellent museums at Vulci, Tarquinia, and Villa Giulia in Rome.
The “Sabina” and Tivoli’s Villas.
To the northeast of Rome are the Sabine Hills, with Rieti province.
The town of Rieti is interesting to American basketball fans, as the childhood home of Kobe Bryant.
East of Rome there is Tivoli, with both the garden of fountains at the Villa D’ Este, and the extensive and well preserved grounds of Hadrian’s Villa.
To the east and southeast, there are two fascinating monasteries.
Firstly, at Subiaco, St. Benedict founded the Benedictine order.
Secondly, Monte Cassino was another important monastery.
Yet, today it’s best known as the site of a major World War II battle.
Ostia beaches and Ostia Antica.
West of Rome is the Roman city in ruins of Ostia Antica, the ancient harbour of the Roman Emperors.
We highly recommend enjoying a day trip to Ostia on your Lazio holiday, especially if you have an interest in the Roman Empire and archaeology.
The modern city of Ostia also offers a delightful beach, with the opportunity to enjoy watersports.
Therefore, you can really enjoy an excellent day trip from Rome on a summer holiday to Lazio.
Castelli Romani and the Circeo National Park.
South of Rome, you’ll find the fishing port of Anzio, also a major WW2 site; the Castelli Romani, with Castel Gandolfo, the summer home of the Popes; and Frascati, famous worldwide for its wine.
The two southern provinces are Frosinone and Latina, which combine agriculture and light industry.
Interesting places to visit include the coastal towns of Gaeta and Sperlonga; as well as, Anagni, former home of the Popes, and Fiuggi, a spa town.
Finally Formia is a charming resort once sat along the Appian way in Roman times.
It hosts the Cicero’s tomb, but it is also known for its modern beaches: it’s a popular destination for a Lazio holiday during the summer months, when you can enjoy watersports and sunbathing.
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