Lazio (known in English as Latium) is a hilly region with a varied landscape in central Italy. It has an overall area of 17,208 square kilometers and a population of 5.6 million inhabitants. The capital of Lazio is Rome which is also a capital of Italy. Lazio is also home to the Vatican, the center of the Roman Catholic Church around the world.
Originally, the area was poor but now it contributes 10% of the country’s GDP and one of the most important regions in Italy. Apart from tourism industry Lazio derives the most of its wealth from agriculture, wine production, manufacturing, textiles and publishing.
Central Apennine Mountain
To the east Lazio is dominated by the Central Apennine mountain ranges and to the west the coast of Lazio consists of long sandy beaches. The area is filled with woods and pastures, hills and valleys, rivers and lakes with lots of nature parks and reserves. The most part of the region’s landscape was formed by the eruption of four volcanoes. Lakes were formed in the craters and the soil became fertile with a help of lava. The volcanic activity also left Lazio with hot springs.
The region has rich culture with ruins in Rome, Vatican City, castles, Etruscan towns and much more. Lazio is filled with different monuments, consular roads and aqueducts. Thousands of years of civilization made this region an important cultural and historical place.
In addition to its remarkable cultural heritage, Lazio also has spectacular natural monuments such as its parks and natural reserves. These monuments include Circeo National Park, Castelli Romani Regional Natural Park, the natural monuments of the Garden of Ninfa and more.
If you are looking for health and beauty treatments and relaxation then you should definitely visit one of the best spas in the region which will offer you enjoying ancient charm of their origins and wellness with well-equipped state-of- the-art facilities.
Location: Central Italy
Capital of the region: Rome
Sights: Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Pantheon
Cuisine: You should try: spaghetti alla carbonara, gnocchi alla romana, buffalo mozzarella, the Pecorino Romano DOP
Nearby hotels: Hotel della Conciliazione, Appia Antica Resort, Portrait Roma
Shopping: Rome is home to many good open air markets and handicraft fairs. The most important market is held weekly on Sunday on Porta Portese. This is known to be one of the most famous flea markets in Europe