Lazio Provinces

Guide to Property in Lazio

Lazio is the Italian region with Rome, the capital of Italy. Properties for sale in the centre of Rome and on the Lazio coast are expensive, but inland, and around Lake Bolsena, prices average around 1,400 Euro per m2. Lazio is a much sought after region by second home buyers as getting there is made easy by two airports in Rome, and there is so much to do and enjoy when you are there. Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world, and properties in the capital, and on the coast of Lazio, offer attractive rental income from short term lets.

Lazio is a diverse, beautiful region with a long coastline, Apennine Mountains, lakes, thermal spas, fashion, history and art. Rome is seen by many as the birthplace of western civilization and Christian culture.

Lazio is the centre of the Italian political life with government and Parliament buildings in Rome.

The Vatican is the centre of the Catholic world, and throughout the region there are the traces of Roman civilization and, along the Tuscan border, Etruscan civilization.

In addition to its remarkable cultural heritage, Lazio also possesses fantastic natural monuments - specifically, its parks and natural reserves - the Circeo National Park, the Castelli Romani Regional Natural Park, the natural monument of the Garden of Ninfa and the Regional Natural Park of Appia Antica. 

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Overview of Lazio

Castelgandolfo Lazio

Lazio is in central Italy and has a coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The interior is crossed by the Tiber River and is characterised by hills and mountains.

Nature Reserves

Circeo National Park, the Castelli Romani Regional Natural Park, the natural monument of the Garden of Ninfa and the Regional Natural Park of Appia Antica.

Lakes

Lake Bracciano, an enchanting stretch of water encircled by nature and overlooked by a magnificent 16th-Century castle. Walking along the Medieval streets of the villages by the shores of the lake to feel part of history.

Lake Bolsena, in Viterbo, is the largest volcanic lake in Europe and has two islands, Bisentina and Martana. The lake is a natural wonder, panoramic and with evidence of the Etruscans and Roman settlements.

Lake Albano located 25 kilometres southeast of Rome overlooked by Castel Gandolfo. 

Art and Culture of Lazio

Villa Borghese, Rome, Lazio

Rome

Colosseum, where the Roman games took place

Via dei Fori Imperiali leads along the most important archaeological itinerary, a unique set of temples, basilicas, public and sacred buildings and the Roman Forum.

The archaeological finds and highly valuable works that were discovered during the excavations are kept in the Capitoline Museums, on the Campidoglio, the acropolis of ancient Rome.

Castel Sant’Angelo, a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian, a shelter for popes and a prison.

Vatican City

Piazza San Pietro, with the 16th-Century colonnade by Bernini and the magnificent Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's last Judgement, another 16th-Century masterpiece.

Piazza di Spagna with the famous Spanish steps of Trinità dei Monti, Piazza Farnese.

Piazza Navona with Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Trevi Fountain, 18th-Century fountain.  Thrown a coin in to return to the Eternal City.

Villa Borghese (Rome)

Villa Borghese is the perfect mixture of nature and art. The park land, including lakes, surrounding the villas is ideal for walking or cycling while the Borghese Gallery houses one of the great art collections of the world.

Tivoli

UNESCO World Heritage List.  Contains, Villa D’Este, with its splendid fountains, gardens and magnificent palace of the Renaissance and Villa Adriana, the ancient residence of emperor Hadrian.

Please see our Guide to Rome

Towns in Lazio

St Peters Rome

Rome

Art and cultural,  festivals, fashion and more. Via dei Condotti, Via Frattina, Via Borgognona and Via Margutta - offer the best of Italian and international Made in Italy fashion.  Cafés and aperitivi spots line the charming piazzas of the Historic Center and on Via Veneto, the backdrop to Fellini’s La Dolce Vita.

Please see Our Guide to Rome

Viterbo

The Palazzo dei Papi, was the seat of the popes in the 13th century. Nearby is San Lorenzo Cathedral, with a Gothic bell tower, frescoes and a 15th-century baptismal font. The Colle del Duomo Museum houses archaeological artefacts and a sacred art collection. The frescoed Palazzo dei Priori, Viterbo’s town hall, is on Piazza del Plebiscito.

Tivoli

Two Tivoli villas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful gardens and ruins to explore

Ostia Antica

Extensive Roman ruins only partially excavated, on the Lazio coast

Sperlonga

Beach resort on the Lazio coast

Sports and Leisure in Lazio

Sea

The coastline offers a number of  resorts to enjoy: Gaeta, Sabaudia, San Felice Circeo, Sperlonga and the Islands of Ponza and Ventotene. The Pontine Archipelago offers scuba-divers the opportunity to explore its beautiful seabeds, rich in flora and fauna. Latina beaches lapped by the Tyrhennian Sea, along with suggestive old villages and the National Park of Circeo.

Skiing

Ski resorts at  Terminillo, Livata and Campo Staffi.

Sailing

Regional Natural Park of Bracciano-Martignano, the lakes are an attraction for sailors and canoeists,

Mountains

Trekking, cycle tourism, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and walking among the region's peaks.

Food and Wines of Lazio

Dining out Rome

The cuisine of Lazio is made up of strong and intense flavors, as well as simple and genuine dishes.
 
First courses consist of such dishes as  gnocchi, spaghetti all'Amatriciana, enhanced by the taste pecorino cheese, spaghetti Carbonara, with eggs, pecorino and bacon, and rigatoni alla pajata, just to mention a few of them.
 
Main courses: spring lamb with vegetables, oxtail stew, Porchetta (delicious roasted pork) and saltimbocca alla romana, the most typical local dish that can be tasted in one of the many restaurants of the region.
 
Black olives of Gaeta, olive-oil of Sabina, chestnuts of the Cimini Mountains  and Roman artichokes are all outstanding products of Lazio.
 
Some of these wines are Aprilia, Aleatico di Gradoli, the wines of the Castelli Romani and of the Albani Hills, and from Montefiascone.

History of Lazio

Colosseum Rome
The Italian word Lazio descends from the Latin word Latium. The northern border of Lazio was the Tiber river, which divided it from Etruria.
 
The region was part of the Roman empire until  the Gothic conquest of Italy at the end of the fifth century but after the Gothic War and the Byzantine conquest, Lazio became part of the Eastern Empire.
 
The strengthening of the religious and ecclesiastical aristocracy led to continuous power struggles between secular lords  and the Pope until the middle of the 16th century. During the period when the papacy resided in Avignon, France (1309–1377), the lords' power increased but between 1353 and 1367, the papacy regained control of Lazio and the rest of the Papal States.
 
From the middle of the 16th century, the papacy politically unified Lazio with the Papal States
 
Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Lazio but returned under the control of the Pope in 1815.
 
On 20 September 1870 Lazio was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.

Geography of Lazio

 
Surface of   17,242 square kilometers
 
Population 5.9 million
 
Coastline extending more than 200 km
 
Bordered by
Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche to the north, Abruzzo and Molise to the east,
Campania to the south, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west.
 
Provinces
Rome (regional capital), Frosinone, Latina, Rieti and Viterbo.
 
Getting To Lazio
Airports
Rome Ciampino
Rome Fiumicino
Perugia in Umbria is within a couple hours of Rome
 
Train
Rome's Termini Station is a major rail hub
 
Road
A1 Rome - Naples
A12 Genoa - Rome (known as "Autostrada Azzurra", Blue Motorway), comprising two separate parts but connected by Strada Statale 1, "via Aurelia", between Rosignano and Tarquinia.
 

Climate 

Lazio has hot summers of around 26-29C, and a mild winter climate .

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