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Italy travel guide: Travel tips, tours, "what to do" in region Latium

Latium - The Colosseum in Rome - the largest amphitheatre in the world
The Colosseum in Rome - the largest amphitheatre in the world

Latium : The Colosseum in Rome - the largest amphitheatre in the world

Latium : The Hadrian s Villa in Tivoli, a large Roman archaeological complex

Latium : Garden of Bomarzo (Monsters Grove), Viterbo, was intended to astonish

Latium : Mount Terminillo in the Apennines is a popular ski resort

Latium : Etruscan tomb in Tarquinia, one of Etrurian most important cities

Latium : Montecassino Abbey, 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Rome

Latium : Chiaia di Luna - the most popular beach at Ponza

Latium : The Lake Turano - a large hydroelectric reservoir created by a dam

Capital city: Rome

Provinces: Roma, Rieti, Viterbo, Frosinone, Latina

Latium is located in the central western Italy and stretches from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the western Apennines. The Roman Empire was founded here in Rome, the capital of Latium. This city, one of the most amazing cities in the world, a sort of open-air museum, is the capital city of Italy. It is known as the 'Eternal City' and it is also the capital of Christendom and Seat of the Vatican, in one word Rome is a unique place in the world

Latium is a land of great natural charm with an extraordinary variety of landscapes: wide beaches, great pinewoods, mountains like Terminillo (famous ski resort), gentle hills and expansive plains.

It is rich in culture, art, religion, archeology, artistic monuments that recall a long and extraordinary history.

Food & Wine: Even the Romans who lived here in the Imperial times were known as excellent wine producers. Some of the list of the top wines from Latium: Falesco, Casale del Giglio, Colle Picchioni, De Notari Frascati Superiore, Castel de Paolis, Colle Ticchio, Pallavicini Frascati Le Marmorelle Superiore, Bigi Est! Est! Est!!! di Montefiascone

Some culinary specialities: 'Spaghetti alla matriciana' (basically, tomato sauce infused with lots of bacon), 'Saltimboccha alla romana' (veal cutlets topped with ham and sage), 'Carciofi alla romana' (Roman style artichokes), 'Capitone' (Eel - a very common dish for the Christmas Eve)
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