Lazio tourism: what to see in the territory, landscapes and culture

Lazio: tourist guide to discover the area, what to see in this region of central Italy, rich in natural beauty and a great artistic heritage.

Lazio in brief

The Lazio region, part of central Italy, is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and is bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise and Campania. The provinces are Rome, Frosinone, Latina, Rieti, Rome and Viterbo. The territory of Lazio is covered mostly by hills, for the remainder of mountains and plains.

The mountains belong to the Apennines and wind along the inner part of the region, along the border with Abruzzo, among the highest peaks stands the Monte Terminillo (2216 m above sea level). In the central part of the area, parallel to the coast, there are the hills, from which emerge the hills that make up the system Appenine, represented by Volsini, Cimini and Sabatini, of volcanic origin, and to the south by the Colli Albani always volcanic mountains Lepine, Ausoni and Aurunci.

The plains stretch along the coast and major rivers, to start from the plains of northern Lazio region, the flat area around Rome of the Roman, and to the south of the Pontine.

What to see in Lazio

The Lazio is rich in natural beauty, art and culture, its history is linked to that of Rome, who has excelled in the region, in Italy and in the world. Rome, in fact, can count on an artistic, archaeological, cultural and religious immense, has many objects protected by UNESCO, inside houses the State of Vatican City, the seat of the Holy See.

The region offers, besides the capital, sites of great interest, as Tarquinia, Ostia Antica, Cassino, Rieti, Viterbo, numerous castles, Roman villas, the Etruscan necropolis of Cerveteri, Fossanova Abbey.