Travel to Lazio
Looking for travel tips for a trip to Lazio? This is a holiday region that has only just been discovered by (international) travellers. Of course it remains the region with Rome as its capital, but Lazio and its provinces of Latina, Frosinone, Rieti and Viterbo offer much more. For example, the villages of Calcata, Tivoli and Villa d'Este, the beautiful seaside towns of Anzio, Sabaudia, San Felice Circeo, Genzano, Sperlonga, Gaeta, the lakes of Bracciano, Bolzeno, the Castelli Romana valley, Frascati and Castel Gandolfo, the list goes on.
What makes Lazio so special to visit?
The region of Lazio (Latium), with its capital Rome, is often overlooked by tourists due to the attraction of the capital. In the 18th century, however, the region was part of the Grand Tour, which brought many travellers to the small and attractive villages.
The hinterland of Rome is a quiet and sparsely populated area. However, there is much to see, beautiful lakes such as Bolsena and Vico, historic town centres such as Frascati and Tivoli, the beautiful gardens of Villa Lante, stately palaces, Etruscan remains at Tarquinia and it produces some good wines.
You guessed it, or maybe not. Italy has one of the most packed conference agendas of any city in the world in any one month, say January you'll find conferences on Feline Dentistry to Drug Tourism, and you were wondering why the hotels were full, right? Of course, not all of these conferences are expected to attract millions of visitors to the city of Rome. I mean, how many feline dentists are there? However, I just want to make it purrrfectly (pun intended) clear that there are definitely a few events that you will want to keep an eye out for.
The Colosseum in Rome is taking new measures to curb ticket resale by brokers. From October 18th, 2023, the Colosseum Archaeological Park, which includes the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill and the Domus Aurea, in addition to the ancient amphitheater, will introduce tickets bearing visitors' names.
Italy, the land of pasta, fashion, stunning coastlines, and of course... celebrities! It's long been a hotspot for the rich and famous, but let's be honest, not every celeb is blessed with good taste. Let's take a glimpse into the glittering lives of these A-listers on Italian soil.
Hey everybody! Can we talk about summer vacations for a moment? I mean, we just wrapped up "Ferragosto" the Italian equivalent of "Mid-August Holidays", so it's basically a countdown to the end of summer now. Vacationers are packing up their bags as we speak – I imagine them going, “Ciao!” and fading into the horizon. As much as I loved having everyone around, can't deny, I'm looking forward to having the house to myself again.
The origin of pasta alla carbonara, a Roman pasta dish, can't reeally be clearly traced and opinions vary widely. In any case, it seems that the recipe dates only from after WW2. The most plausible story is that the Allies were partly responsible because they brought bacon, the English version of pancetta, which belongs in the recipe. On the other hand, it is often said that the dish came from the mountains of Lazio and was an invention of the carbonai (the...
Lots of people with early morning flights choose to spend a night nearer the airport. Lots more maybe have flight delays or pick up a car and maybe need a break from a long flight - with exhausted kids in the back seat. So what to do? Here's your guide to some fantastic things going on around Rome's airport - Fiumicino or Leonardo Da Vinci.
Travel to Rome with kids takes some planning. Depending on their ages, it's best to alternate a museum or cathedral with the zoo, lots of gelato, a street art tour or an amusement park.
Feel free to add your own experiences in the comments and help other families on vacation experience Rome to the fullest!