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Basic information

The region Lazio sometimes also called Latium is located in central Italy, bordering in the northern part at Tuscany (Toscana) and on the southern part at Camapania. Lazio has an area of 17203 km² by approximately 5.1 million inhabitants. The region consists of 5 provinces, the capital Rome, Rieti, Viterbo, Latina and Frosinone.

Gulf of Latina in Lazio (Latium)

Geographically Lazio consists of a flat to hilly landscape to smaller mountains where extinct volcanoes define the eastern part of the region, the so-called Campagna Romana where various volcanic lakes can be found.

In the western Part of Lazio is a long coastline located at the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the Picture you can see the Gulf of Latina


In the northern part Lazio or Latium is bordering the Tuscany and the Umbria, in the east bordering Abruzzo, Marche and Molise and on the southern part to the Campania. The second longest river of Italy called Tiber flows through Lazio into the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The Colosseum at Rome

Sightseeing

The region is because of the provincial capital Rome one of the most important regions of Italy, Rome is the seat of government and church leader and there are countless monuments in the city so the city got the name museum city. Lazio has a large number of nature reserves and historic sites allocated over the entire region.


UNESCO World Heritage Site

The region Lazio or Latium is the front-runner in sights or attractions included in the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Etruscan Necropolis of Cerveteri, Tarquina, the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, the Old Town of Rome, the Villa Adriana or Villa d'Este, all that sights belong to the World Heritage of Humanity.

Bathing in Lazio - Latium

The Bolsena Lake (Lago di Bolsena) is visible over 90 kilometers from Rome and 20 km from Viterbo away and is considered to be a popular recreation area. The lake has an extremely good and clear water that any other Italian lake hardly can't keep up with this lake. The Albano Lake (Lago Albano) is located in the province Rome 20 kilometers away from the papal summer residence called Castel Gandolfo.

Provinces in the region Lazio
Frosinone Latina Rieti Rome
Viterbo
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