LATIUM: DISCOVERY THE HEART OF ITALY
The Lazio Region is one of surprising beauty and much historical interest. Rome is seen as its main attraction, but there is much more to see. It’s coast line offers a variety of tourist-friendly beaches to choose from (Sabaudia, Sperlonga, Circeo and Terracina are some of the most popular), while the lower Appenine mountains offer hiking, rafting, horseback riding and climbing opportunities that would please any sports enthusiast (many companies organize tours through the region’s most alluring parks). The lakes of the region allow for swimming and boating activities.
Day trips to historic, cultural and religious monuments are easy and fun. Centrally located, Altavista offers access to all the region’s treasures. Families will be enthusiastic about the many places to visit with children such as Zoo Marine, Giudonia’s Acqua Piper water park, Lazio beaches, Fashion District Outlet, Magicland amusement park in Valmontone, Treja Adventure Park, the toy museum in Zagarolo, thermal baths in Tivoli and Fiuggi, the astronomical observatory in Rocca di Cave, Lughezza Castle, the lakes of Nemi and Bracciano, the caves in Collepardo.
Religious pilgrims can follow the via Francigena which leads to Rome and the Vatican, or visit places of spiritual retreat such those found in Subiaco and Guadagnolo, or the antique religious sanctuaries such as Casamari and Trisulti.
Other places of interest outside Rome include the villas of Tivoli, the castle-town of Fumone, Alatri’s cyclopian masonry, Anagni’s frescoed crypt, the archeological ruins of Ostia Antica, the necropolis of Cerveteri, Palazzo Aldobrandini in Frascati, the topiary gardens of Villa Farnese in Caprarola and Villa Lante in Bagnaia, the Ninfa Gardens in Sermoneta.
With due notice, owner can pre-purchase discounted tickets to places like: Rainbow Magicland, Zoomarine, Cinecittà World, Flying in the Sky. Organized cultural, recreational and culinary activities can be arranged through associations such as Viviere l’Aniene, Rome Countryside, Tesori del Lazio and Castelli Romani Green Tour.