Latium

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Forum Romanum (162)
Forum Romanum (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.

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Abtei Montecassino

Montecassino (1)
Montecassino (1)
41° 29′ 20″ N, 13° 48′ 47″ O

The Abbey of Montecassino located on a hill close to Cassino, was founded around 529 by St Benedict. Considered as an important centre of learning since the 8th century, it became in the 11th century one of the richest monastries in Europe. It was…

Anguillara Sabazia

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

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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″ O

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…

Grottaferrata

Abbazia di San Nilo (1)
Abbazia di San Nilo (1)
41° 47′ 8″ N, 12° 40′ 1″ O

Grottaferrata is a small town situated on the lower slopes of the Alban Hills, 20 km south east of Rome. The Abbey of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata (also known as Abbazia di San Nilo) is one of the main monuments of Lazio. The monastery has several…

Isola Sacra

Isola Sacra (1)
Isola Sacra (1)
41° 46′ 8″ N, 12° 15′ 51″ O

The Isola Sacra Necropolis was the first large-scale pagan cemetery of Roman Imperial times to be excavated. The excavator-in-chief of most of Isola Sacra was Guido Calza. The necropolis was found on the manmade island of Isola Sacra, which lies…

Ladispoli

Ladispoli (1)
Ladispoli (1)
41° 56′ 0″ N, 12° 6′ 9″ O

Ladispoli occupies the area of the ancient Alsium, the port of the Etruscan city of Cerveteri. It was destroyed in the 6th century, during the Gothic War, by the Ostrogoths led by Totila. Later a castle, named Palo, was built in the area. It was a…

Montefiascone

Montefiascone (1)
Montefiascone (1)
42° 32′ 27″ N, 12° 2′ 8″ O

Montefiascone is perched on the edge of a hill south-east of Lake Bolsena. The name of the city derives from that of the Falisci (Mons Faliscorum, “Mountain of the Falisci”). Later, it was controlled by the Etruscans. The first documents…

Nemi

Nemi (001)
Nemi (001)
41° 43′ 12″ N, 12° 42′ 48″ O

Nemi is a town and municipality in the province of Rome, in the Alban Hills overlooking Lake Nemi, a volcanic crater lake. It is about 30 km south-east of Rome. The town’s name derives from the Latin nemus Aricinum, or “grove of Ariccia”. In…

Norchia

Norchia (1)
Norchia (1)
42° 20′ 22″ N, 11° 56′ 43″ O

Norchia is an ancient Etruscan city with an adjacent necropolis which reached its high point between the 4th and 2nd centuries B.C. The tombs are generally constructed from large blocks of tuff carved directly into the cliff, and are entered from…

Ponza

Ponza (1)
Ponza (1)
40° 53′ 39″ N, 12° 57′ 54″ O

Isola Di Ponza is the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands (which are the remains of extinct volcanos), located 33 km south of Cape Circeo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island was inhabited from Neolithic through Roman times. According to local…

Priverno

Priverno (1)
Priverno (1)
41° 28′ 24″ N, 13° 10′ 55″ O

Priverno was a flourishing Volscian site near the Via Appia, conquered and destroyed by the Romans in the late 4th century BC. It includes the Communal Palace of the 13th century, with the Dolphin Fountain by Giuseppe Olivieri. Nearby is the Abbey…

Rocchette

Rocchette (1)
Rocchette (1)
42° 22′ 28″ N, 12° 37′ 31″ O

Rocchette is a village located in the heart of Sabina in the Lazio. A few kilometres from the border with Umbria, the twin strongholds of Rocchette and Rocchettine are overlooking the gorge of the Laia River. The environment around the…

Rom

Forum Romanum (1)
Forum Romanum (1)

Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonymous province and of the region of Lazio. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km², it is also the country’s largest and most populated municipality and fourth most populous city in the European…

San Guiliano

Necropolis di San Guiliano (1)
Necropolis di San Guiliano (1)
42° 15′ 40″ N, 12° 4′ 55″ O

San Guiliano is an Etruscan centre 2 km north-east of Barbarano Romano. The most important tombs found in the necropolis of Cuccumella del Caiolo are the Tumulus of Caiolo (Tumulo del Caiolo), the Tomb of the Beds (Tomba dei Letti), the Porched…

Santa Severa

Santa Severa (1)
Santa Severa (1)
42° 0′ 57″ N, 11° 57′ 25″ O

Santa Severa is part of the municipality of Santa Marinella, in the province of Rome. It is a small sea resort on the Via Aurelia, 8 km south of Santa Marinella and 50 km north of Rome. It takes its name from the 2nd century Christian martyr. The…

Sperlonga

Sperlonga (1)
Sperlonga (1)
41° 15′ 24″ N, 13° 26′ 10″ O

Sperlonga is a coastal town about half way between Rome and Naples. Surrounding towns include Terracina to the West, Fondi to the North, Itri to the North-East, and Gaeta to the East. Sperlonga was an ancient Roman resort: Emperor Tiberius built…

Sutri

Sutri (1)
Sutri (1)
42° 14′ 23″ N, 12° 13′ 42″ O

Sutri (ancient Sutrium) occupied an important position on road into Etruria, the later Via Cassia. It came into the hands of Rome after the fall of Veii, and a Latin colony was founded there until it was lost again in 386 BC, recovered and…

Tarquinia

Tarquinia (1)
Tarquinia (1)
42° 14′ 53″ N, 11° 46′ 26″ O

Tarquinia was the chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, and appears in the earliest history of Rome as the home of two of its kings, Tarquinius Priscus and Tarquinius Superbus. It is known for the Etruscan necropolises, with some 6,000 tombs, 60…

Terracina

Terracina (1) Duomo
Terracina (1)Duomo
41° 17′ 30″ N, 13° 14′ 56″ O

Terracina was also called Volscian Anxur which is the name of Jupiter himself as a youth (Iuppiter Anxur or Anxurus), the tutelary god of the city. The construction of the Via Appia in 312 BC as well as the Via Severiana, from Ostia to Terracina,…

Ventotene

Ventotene (5)
Ventotene (5)
40° 47′ 51″ N, 13° 26′ 1″ O

Ventotene, in Roman times known as Pandateria, is one of the Pontine Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, 46 km off the coast of Gaeta right at the border between Lazio and Campania. The island, the remains of an ancient volcano, is elongated, with a…

Vigna di Valle

Museo Aeronautica (1)
Museo Aeronautica (1)
42° 5′ 7″ N, 12° 13′ 6″ O

The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) is the air force of the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana). It has held a prominent role in modern Italian military history and its Aerobatic display team is the Frecce Tricolori.

Viterbo

Viterbo (1)
Viterbo (1)
42° 24′ 56″ N, 12° 6′ 5″ O

Viterbo is an ancient city approximately 80 km north of Rome on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic centre of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12…

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