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Roman Forum (162)
Roman Forum (162)

Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy, situated in the central peninsular section of the country. With about 5.7 million residents and a GDP of more than 170 billion euros, Lazio is the third most populated region of Italy, and has the second largest economy of the nation. Its capital is Rome, capital and largest city of Italy.

List of sights

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Anguillara Sabazia

Anguillara Sabazia (1)
Anguillara Sabazia (1)
42° 5′ 39″ N, 12° 16′ 12″ E

Anguillara Sabazia is a town in the Lazio, around 30 km north-west of Rome. It nestles on a small cape on the coast of the Lake Bracciano. The lake owes its origin to intense volcanic activity from 600,000 to 40,000 years before present, which…

Ariccia

Ariccia (003)
Ariccia (003)
41° 43′ 16″ N, 12° 40′ 19″ E

Ariccia is a town and comune in the Province of Rome. It is in the Alban Hills of the Lazio region and could be considered an extension of Rome’s southeastern suburbs. One of the Castelli Romani towns, Ariccia is located in the regional park known…

Arsoli

Arsoli (1)
Arsoli (1)
42° 2′ 28″ N, 13° 1′ 11″ E

Arsoli, in the province of Rome, dates back to the 11th century and has nice narrow ancient streets, a medieval centre still preserved, as well as a castle, once a possession of the Benedictine Order. The castle is built at the end of a spur,…

Artena

Artena (1)
Artena (1)
41° 44′ 18″ N, 12° 54′ 52″ E

Artena is a village 30 km of Rome, situated in the north-west of Monti Lepini, in the upper valley of the Sacco River. On the mountain above the village are the fine remains of the fortifications of a city built in a very primitive style, in…

Bagnoregio

Bagnoregio (1)
Bagnoregio (1)
42° 37′ 38″ N, 12° 6′ 43″ E

Bagnoregio is located about 90 km north-west of Rome and about 28 km north of Viterbo. Anciently it was called Novempagi and Balneum Regium, whence the medieval name of Bagnorea. During the barbarian invasions of Italy, between the 6th and 9th

Bolsena

Bolsena (1)
Bolsena (1)
42° 38′ 47″ N, 11° 59′ 8″ E

Bolsena is a town in the province of Viterbo in northern Lazio on the eastern shore of Lake Bolsena. It is 10 km north-north west of Montefiascone and 36 km north-west of Viterbo. The ancient Via Cassia follows the lake shore for some distance,…

Bomarzo

Parco dei Mostri (1)
Parco dei Mostri (1)
42° 29′ 30″ N, 12° 14′ 51″ E

The Parco dei Mostri in the Sacro Bosco close to Bomarzowas created between 1522 and 1580 by Duke Vicino Orsini. The park of Bomarzo was intended not to please, but to astonish. The sphinx at the entrance of the Park of the Monsters is the work of…

Calcata

Calcata (1)
Calcata (1)
42° 12′ 59″ N, 12° 25′ 9″ E

Calcata, in the Province of Viterbo, is located 50 km north of Rome over the valley of the Treja River. In the 1930s, the fortified centre was condemned by the government who feared that the volcanic cliffs would collapse. In the 1960s, the…

Capodimonte

Capodimonte (1)
Capodimonte (1)
42° 32′ 60″ N, 11° 54′ 39″ E

Capodimonte is a village in the Lazio, located about 90 km north-west of Rome and about 20 km north-west of Viterbo. It is on the south-western shore of Lake Bolsena. In contrast to the other communities on the lake, Capodimonte has a headland…

Caprarola

Caprarola (1)
Caprarola (1)
42° 19′ 42″ N, 12° 14′ 14″ E

The Palazzo Farnese located in the medieval village of Caprarola was designed by Vignola and built between 1559 and 1575. It takes its pentagonal shape from the foundations of a fortress designed by Antonio da Sangollo. The frescoes are from the…

Cervara di Roma

Cervara di Roma (1)
Cervara di Roma (1)
41° 59′ 19″ N, 13° 4′ 0″ E

Cervara di Roma, located about 50 km east of Rome, was founded by Benedictine Monks in the 8th or 9th century. The historic centre of Cervara, this small picturesque hill town which faces the Simbruini Mountains, can only be reached by foot after…

Cerveteri

Cerveteri (1)
Cerveteri (1)
42° 0′ 22″ N, 12° 6′ 2″ E

The Necropolis della Banditaccia in Cerveteri, which has been declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the necropolis in Tarquinia covers an area of 400 ha with a total of 1,000 tombs. It is the largest ancient necropolis in the…

Farnese

Farnese (1)
Farnese (1)
42° 32′ 54″ N, 11° 43′ 25″ E

Farnese in the Province of Viterbo is located about 100 km north-west of Rome and about 35 km north-west of Viterbo and is the origin of the influential Farnese family in Renaissance Italy. Its most important members include Pope Paul III and the…

Fossanova

Fossanova (1)
Fossanova (1)
41° 26′ 18″ N, 13° 11′ 43″ E

Fossanova Abbey is located about 100 km south-east of Rome. It is the finest example of a Cistercian Abbey and of the Burgundian Early Gothic style in Italy. It dates from the end of the 12th to the end of the 13th century. St Thomas Aquinas died…

Gaeta

Gaeta (003)
Gaeta (003)
41° 12′ 31″ N, 13° 35′ 13″ E

Gaeta is a city and municipality in the province of Latina, in Lazio. Set on a promontory stretching towards the Gulf of Gaeta, it is 120 km from Rome and 80 km from Naples. The town has played a conspicuous part in military history: its…

Genazzano

Genazzano (1)
Genazzano (1)
41° 50′ 6″ N, 12° 58′ 26″ E

Genazzano, is a town in the province of Rome, starting from the Monti Prenestini, ends on the Sacco River valley. In the 11th century it was a fief of the Colonna family who, from their Baronal Palace, controlled the road from Naples to Rome. It…

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