Lazio, is a region in Italy that is centrally located. It has the Tyrrhenian Sea to its west which creates a beautiful coastal line and is bordered by Tuscany, Umbria and Marche in the North. Lazio is the center of the Italian political life as the government and the Parliament of Italy is situated there. It is also the center of the Catholic world as it includes Vatican City in its area. Lazio is divided into five provinces: Province of Frosinone (FR), Province of Latina (LT), Province of Rieti (RI), Province of Roma (RM), Province of Viterbo (VT). Rome, also called Roma in Italy, is the capital city of Lazio. The population of this region is about 5.6 million people where more than half of the population lives in and around Rome.
Lazio (Latium)is Rome’s province, bordered by the Apennine mountains to the east and the Tyrrhenian coast to the west. The most beautiful part of the province is the dormant volcanic region of the Alban Hills, southeast of Rome (just 25 minutes by train). Rome’s moneyed classes have swopped the capital’s summer heat for the cool glades of the Alban Hills for over two millennia. Tucked away in these wooded hills are several Renaissance-era country retreats including Bernini’s Palazzo Chigi and the Villa d’Este in Tivoli with its stunning gardens. Visit the Aldobrandini villa in the heart of Frascati wine country; take in the Roman ruins of Tusculum surrounded by umbrella pines – both testify to the enduring attraction for city dwellers of this forested, lake-dotted region. Lazio also boasts the spa town of Fiuggi, ancient forests hiding Etruscan tombs and the pleasant beaches of Capalbio and San Felice Circeo. Be sure to try the regional speciality – that old favourite – spaghetti alla carbonara.