Lazio - the heart of Italy
Lazio is home to one of the most romantic cities in the world, Rome. But don’t think that the eternal city is the only reason to embark on holidays to Lazio, as the entire region is bursting with attractions and sights that you won’t find anywhere else in Italy – or the world!
Modernity and tradition on holidays to Lazio
The wealth of historical ruins in Lazio is unrivalled anywhere else within Italy. Tuscany’s landscape in the north is scattered with castles, Renaissance villas and Etruscan necropolises and all over Lazio you’ll find towns and cities rich with monuments. After a hard day’s exploring you’ll find that you cannot come to the centre of the ancient Roman Empire without indulging in the truly Roman pastime of visiting a thermal spa. The most famous spas are in Viterbo, Tivoli and Fiuggi, and as well as being extremely relaxing, the health and wellbeing benefits are a big plus!
When it comes time to splash your cash you won’t be short of great shopping destinations. Alongside the luxury boutiques that line Rome’s streets, there are shopping centres and outlet villages that provide great value on high street names. For a real taste of Italy, the streets in the towns and villages are home to the famed Italian street markets, where you can pick up quirky oddities as well as rare antiques.
Lazio’s coastline is made up of beautiful beaches and headland while the Pontine Islands can be found opposite the coast further south. The Pontine Islands make for a great getaway from the busy streets of Rome, and if your holiday to Lazio lasts a while, then a trip to the Riviera of Ulysses is well worth the extra effort. This stretch of coast is said to be where Odysseus landed and the gorgeous cliffs, pristine white sand and secret grottoes are sight that you will not want to miss out on.
The rural areas of the region provide the best food on holidays in Lazio, wines, cheese and cold meats are just some of the traditional delicacies that are famous the world over. Lamb is a prominent feature within local cuisine but do not neglect the seafood either, with eel being a particular favourite. Alongside popular classics such as carbonara, trying the famous amatriciana is a must.
What will your Lazio holiday look like?
Holidays to Lazio are guaranteed to be exciting and wonderful. The landscape and culture compliment the coastline and vibrant town centres, and you’ll never be stuck for something to do on Lazio holidays. With lastminute.com you’ll be able to find cheap Italy holidays, which is just as well, as you’ll want to bring home a suitcase of souvenirs to remind you of your time in Lazio.