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Area: 17,208 km²
Population: 5.6m
Density: 327/km²
Capital: Rome

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  • Frosinone
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      Ceccano
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      Frosinone
      Fumone
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      Morolo
      Paliano
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      Picinisco
      Pico
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      Piglio
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      Pofi
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      Ripi
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      San Biagio Saracinisco
      San Donato Val di Comino
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      San Giovanni Incarico
      San Vittore del Lazio
      Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano
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      Sant'Apollinare
      Sant'Elia Fiumerapido
      Santopadre
      Serrone
      Settefrati
      Sgurgola
      Sora
      Strangolagalli
      Supino
      Terelle
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      Torrice
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      Trivigliano
      Vallecorsa
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      Veroli
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      Villa Latina
      Villa Santa Lucia
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      Viticuso

  • Latina
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      Ponza
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      Rocca Massima
      Roccagorga
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      Sabaudia
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      Ventotene

  • Rieti
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      Amatrice
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      Cantalice
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      Casaprota
      Casperia
      Castel di Tora
      Castel Sant'Angelo
      Castelnuovo di Farfa
      Cittaducale
      Cittareale
      Collalto Sabino
      Colle di Tora
      Collegiove
      Collevecchio
      Colli sul Velino
      Concerviano
      Configni
      Contigliano
      Cottanello
      Fara in Sabina
      Fiamignano
      Forano
      Frasso Sabino
      Greccio
      Labro
      Leonessa
      Longone Sabino
      Magliano Sabina
      Marcetelli
      Micigliano
      Mompeo
      Montasola
      Monte San Giovanni in Sabina
      Montebuono
      Monteleone Sabino
      Montenero Sabino
      Montopoli di Sabina
      Morro Reatino
      Nespolo
      Orvinio
      Paganico Sabino
      Pescorocchiano
      Petrella Salto
      Poggio Bustone
      Poggio Catino
      Poggio Mirteto
      Poggio Moiano
      Poggio Nativo
      Poggio San Lorenzo
      Posta
      Pozzaglia Sabina
      Rieti
      Rivodutri
      Rocca Sinibalda
      Roccantica
      Salisano
      Scandriglia
      Selci
      Stimigliano
      Tarano
      Toffia
      Torri in Sabina
      Torricella in Sabina
      Turania
      Vacone
      Varco Sabino

  • Roma
    • Affile
      Agosta
      Albano Laziale
      Allumiere
      Anguillara Sabazia
      Anticoli Corrado
      Anzio
      Arcinazzo Romano
      Ardea
      Ariccia
      Arsoli
      Artena
      Bellegra
      Bracciano
      Camerata Nuova
      Campagnano di Roma
      Canale Monterano
      Canterano
      Capena
      Capranica Prenestina
      Carpineto Romano
      Casape
      Castel Gandolfo
      Castel Madama
      Castel San Pietro Romano
      Castelnuovo di Porto
      Cave
      Cerreto Laziale
      Cervara di Roma
      Cerveteri
      Ciampino
      Ciciliano
      Cineto Romano
      Civitavecchia
      Civitella San Paolo
      Colleferro
      Colonna
      Fiano Romano
      Filacciano
      Fiumicino
      Fonte Nuova
      Formello
      Frascati
      Gallicano nel Lazio
      Gavignano
      Genazzano
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      Gerano
      Gorga
      Grottaferrata
      Guidonia Montecelio
      Jenne
      Labico
      Ladispoli
      Lanuvio
      Lariano
      Licenza
      Magliano Romano
      Mandela
      Manziana
      Marano Equo
      Marcellina
      Marino
      Mazzano Romano
      Mentana
      Monte Compatri
      Monte Porzio Catone
      Monteflavio
      Montelanico
      Montelibretti
      Monterotondo
      Montorio Romano
      Moricone
      Morlupo
      Nazzano
      Nemi
      Nerola
      Nettuno
      Olevano Romano
      Palestrina
      Palombara Sabina
      Percile
      Pisoniano
      Poli
      Pomezia
      Ponzano Romano
      Riano
      Rignano Flaminio
      Riofreddo
      Rocca Canterano
      Rocca di Cave
      Rocca di Papa
      Rocca Priora
      Rocca Santo Stefano
      Roccagiovine
      Roiate
      Roma
      Roviano
      Sacrofano
      Sambuci
      San Cesareo
      San Gregorio da Sassola
      San Polo dei Cavalieri
      San Vito Romano
      Santa Marinella
      Sant'Angelo Romano
      Sant'Oreste
      Saracinesco
      Segni
      Subiaco
      Tivoli
      Tolfa
      Torrita Tiberina
      Trevignano Romano
      Vallepietra
      Vallinfreda
      Valmontone
      Velletri
      Vicovaro
      Vivaro Romano
      Zagarolo

  • Viterbo
    • Acquapendente
      Arlena di Castro
      Bagnoregio
      Barbarano Romano
      Bassano in Teverina
      Bassano Romano
      Blera
      Bolsena
      Bomarzo
      Calcata
      Canepina
      Canino
      Capodimonte
      Capranica
      Caprarola
      Carbognano
      Castel Sant'Elia
      Castiglione in Teverina
      Celleno
      Cellere
      Civita Castellana
      Civitella d'Agliano
      Corchiano
      Fabrica di Roma
      Faleria
      Farnese
      Gallese
      Gradoli
      Graffignano
      Grotte di Castro
      Ischia di Castro
      Latera
      Lubriano
      Marta
      Montalto di Castro
      Monte Romano
      Montefiascone
      Monterosi
      Nepi
      Onano
      Oriolo Romano
      Orte
      Piansano
      Proceno
      Ronciglione
      San Lorenzo Nuovo
      Soriano nel Cimino
      Sutri
      Tarquinia
      Tessennano
      Tuscania
      Valentano
      Vallerano
      Vasanello
      Vejano
      Vetralla
      Vignanello
      Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia
      Viterbo
      Vitorchiano

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Viterbo Province, Lazio
Palazzi dei Papi, viterbo - Photo: Claudio Caravano
The province of Viterbo has an area of 3,612 sq.km and is bordered to the north by the region of Tuscany, to the north east by the region of Umbria and the province of Rieti, to the south by the province of Roma and to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea. The area is also unofficially, but quite commonly, known as Tuscia.

Viterbo Province
Province of Viterbo, Lazio

It is a fertile, green province which is dotted with pretty little medieval villages steeped in history and tradition. The terrain is volcanic with fertile soil and lakes which have formed in old craters. It is fairly flat in the north but then becomes more hilly before reaching the Cimini Mountain Range. The coastline is pretty with sandy beaches and clear water.

Viterbo
The city of Viterbo is the capital of the province of Viterbo in the region of Lazio. The historic centre is surrounded by well preserved 11th century medieval walls with access to the old centre gained through one of several ancient gates. This is one of the best preserved medieval towns in central Italy.

Viterbo has a good industry in the production of goods made from marble, wood and pottery and is the city where the Italian gold reserves are kept. It also has the University of Tuscia, an Academy of Fine Arts and is home to the the Italian Army's Aviation Coammand headquarters and training centre.

    The main sites in the city are:
  • Palazzo dei Papi is one of the major attraction in Viterbo as it was the papal seat for 24 years between 1257 and 1281.
  • The Cathedral of San Lorenzo was originally built in the Romanesque style but was rebuilt several times from the 16th century onwards, particularly after being heavily bombed in 1944.
  • Palazzo Communale, built in 1460 is one of three civic palaces built around the central square, Paiazza del Plebiscito. The other two are:
  • Palazzo del Podestà and
  • Palazzo della Prefettura
  • Palazzo Farnese was built in the late 14th, early 15th century and was the childhood home of Alessandro Farnese who in later life became Pope Paul III.

  • Palazzo Farnese - Photo: Claudio Caravano
  • Palazzo degli Alessandri is a medieval patrician house right in the centre of the city.
  • Chiesa del Gesù was built in the Romanesque style during the 11th century.
  • Santa Maria della Salute is a small Gothic church with an ornate portal.
  • The Sanctuary of Santa Rosa is a 19th century church with a dedicatory tower in front of it. This tower is replaced by a new one every year.
  • Fontana Grande is a public fountain which was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century.
  • Museo Civico is the City Musuem and has a good archeological section with many items for pre-historic to Ancient Roman times.

Bagnaia
Not far from the city of Viterbo is the small town of Bagnaia where you can find the little known but stunning Villa Lante and its Mannerist garden. The main feature of this garden is water and all around there is a spectacular choreography of waterfalls, fountains, lakes and gently dripping caves.


The gardens of Villa Lante, Bagnaia - Photo: Roberto Ferrari

Bassano in Teverina
During World War II this village was severely damaged when a train loaded with German munitions blew up at the station and destroyed all the rooves and walls and of the old hamlet. This meant that there was a mass evacuation of the area and it remained uninhabited for many decades. There has recently been a recovery programme and over thirty houses have so far been fully restored.

    The main points of interest here, other than the old hamlet, are:
  • The Clock Tower
  • Church of Santa Maria dei Lumi
  • Church of Immaculate Conception
  • Church of Saints Fidenzio and Terenzio
  • Church of Madonna della Quercia
  • The Old Churches of Saint Biagio and Saint Anna
  • Amphitheater Giovanni Paolo II
  • Old Fountain

Bomarzo
The main attraction here is the garden called Bosco Sacro and nicknamed 'Bosco dei Mostri' meaning 'Woods of the Monsters'. It has earned this name due to the large sculptures, mainly carved from bedrock, which preside over this rather bare landscape. This rather strange park was created between 1528 abd 1588 by Pier Francesco Orsini after his wife died and most of the work is attributed to Pirro Ligorio. It was certainly not created to be pleasing but more to shock but there is no explanation to be found as to why.


Bosco di Mostri - Photo: Alessio Damato

The bizarre nature of the park appealed greatly to Salvador Dali and inspired many other surrealist artists. It certainly makes a very different and fun day out which is usually enjoyed greatly by children.

Sutri
There are the remains of amphitheatre here measuring 49 metres by 40 metres as well as the remains of the city walls. The most interesting site to visit in Sutri has to be the church of Madonna del Parto which is cut out of the cliffs facing the town.

Capranica
Sitting on top of hill overlooking the Sutri valley and at the feet of the two extinct volcanoes Cimini and Sabatini, this village has a very volcanic prospect with hills, wooded valleys, deep rivers and hot springs. The medieval centre is in excellent condition and Federico Fellini shot part of his famous film 'La Dolce Vita' here.


Caprianica Clock Bridge - Photo: Croberto68
    The main sites are:
  • Anguillara Torrione Castle with its interesting and unusual Porta and Ponte dell'Orologio (clock bridge).
  • Chiesa San Pietro, built in the 9th century.
  • Chiesa San Francesco, built in the 13th century with Michelangleo style fresoes.
  • Chiesa San Rocco which now houses the Museum of Confraternity
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  • Palazzo Accoramboni built in the 17th century and is now the seat of local administration.
  • Palazzo Montenero-Sansoni, constructed during the latter half of the 18th century by Charles Thierry, a French doctor. It was built as a sanatorium to undertake medical treatments with the local mineral waters.

Nepi
This is another town which is renowned for its mineral waters and here it is sold, bottled and distributed throughout Italy as drinking water under the name of Acqua di Nepi.


The Borgia Castle, Nepi - Croberto68
    The main sites are:
  • A Borgia Castle which is a 15th century reconstruction of a feudal manor and once belonged to Lucrezia Borgia. The castle has enormous walls and four towers, one of which is open to the public.
  • The Cathedral of the Assunta was built in the 12th century over the top of the ruins of a pagan temple. It was set on fire by French troops during the Napoleonic Wars but was rebuilt in 1831.
  • The Town Hall was designed in the 15th century but the building of it was not compeleted until the 18th century.
  • The Santa Savinilla Catacombs believed to be from the year 800 B.C.

Ronciglione
Located in the Cimini mountains, roncigliione is considered to be one of the most beautiful medieval burgs in central Italy.


The Borgo of Ronciglione - Photo: Attilios
    The main sites include:
  • The Castle which was build in the middle ages.
  • The Cathedral with a bell tower from 1734.
  • The Church of Santa Maria Providenza was built in the 11th century and later restored in the Baroque style.
  • The Church of Sant'Eusebio.
  • The remains of the Church of St. Andrew, built in the 12th century.
  • Villa Lina which has large botanical gardens and is currently run as a luxury Bed and Breakfast.

Tarquinia
Both a DOC red wine and a white frizzante wine are both produced here. The medieval walls are still intact and there are also many medieval towers.


Main Piazza, Tarquinia - Photo: Alexander Van Loon
    The main sites are:
  • The Etruscan necropolises which have around six thousand tombs with at least two hundred of them including well preserved wall paintings.
  • The Palazzo Vielleschi, built in the late 15th century and now housing the Tarquinia National Museum which holds a very large collection of archaeological findings
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  • The Palazzo dei Priori with a massive external staircase and fresoes inside from 1429.
  • The Town Hall which was built in the 13th century in the Romanesque style and restored in the 16th century.
  • The Church of Santa Maria di Castello, built in the 12th century it has a small bell tower and three separate entrances.
  • The Church of San Giacomo and Santissima Annunziate which has both Byzantine and Arab influences.
  • The tiny church of San Martino built in the 12th century.
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Lazio Information
Location of Lazio
Area: 17,208 km²
Population: 5.6m
Density: 327/km²
Capital: Rome

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Comunes
  • Frosinone
    • Acquafondata
      Acuto
      Alatri
      Alvito
      Amaseno
      Anagni
      Aquino
      Arce
      Arnara
      Arpino
      Atina
      Ausonia
      Belmonte Castello
      Boville Ernica
      Broccostella
      Campoli Appennino
      Casalattico
      Casalvieri
      Cassino
      Castelliri
      Castelnuovo Parano
      Castro dei Volsci
      Castrocielo
      Ceccano
      Ceprano
      Cervaro
      Colfelice
      Colle San Magno
      Collepardo
      Coreno Ausonio
      Esperia
      Falvaterra
      Ferentino
      Filettino
      Fiuggi
      Fontana Liri
      Fontechiari
      Frosinone
      Fumone
      Gallinaro
      Giuliano di Roma
      Guarcino
      Isola del Liri
      Monte San Giovanni Campano
      Morolo
      Paliano
      Pastena
      Patrica
      Pescosolido
      Picinisco
      Pico
      Piedimonte San Germano
      Piglio
      Pignataro Interamna
      Pofi
      Pontecorvo
      Posta Fibreno
      Ripi
      Rocca d'Arce
      Roccasecca
      San Biagio Saracinisco
      San Donato Val di Comino
      San Giorgio a Liri
      San Giovanni Incarico
      San Vittore del Lazio
      Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano
      Sant'Andrea del Garigliano
      Sant'Apollinare
      Sant'Elia Fiumerapido
      Santopadre
      Serrone
      Settefrati
      Sgurgola
      Sora
      Strangolagalli
      Supino
      Terelle
      Torre Cajetani
      Torrice
      Trevi nel Lazio
      Trivigliano
      Vallecorsa
      Vallemaio
      Vallerotonda
      Veroli
      Vicalvi
      Vico nel Lazio
      Villa Latina
      Villa Santa Lucia
      Villa Santo Stefano
      Viticuso

  • Latina
    • Aprilia
      Bassiano
      Campodimele
      Castelforte
      Cisterna di Latina
      Cori
      Fondi
      Formia
      Gaeta
      Itri
      Latina
      Lenola
      Maenza
      Minturno
      Monte San Biagio
      Norma
      Pontinia
      Ponza
      Priverno
      Prossedi
      Rocca Massima
      Roccagorga
      Roccasecca dei Volsci
      Sabaudia
      San Felice Circeo
      Santi Cosma e Damiano
      Sermoneta
      Sezze
      Sonnino
      Sperlonga
      Spigno Saturnia
      Terracina
      Ventotene

  • Rieti
    • Accumoli
      Amatrice
      Antrodoco
      Ascrea
      Belmonte in Sabina
      Borbona
      Borgo Velino
      Borgorose
      Cantalice
      Cantalupo in Sabina
      Casaprota
      Casperia
      Castel di Tora
      Castel Sant'Angelo
      Castelnuovo di Farfa
      Cittaducale
      Cittareale
      Collalto Sabino
      Colle di Tora
      Collegiove
      Collevecchio
      Colli sul Velino
      Concerviano
      Configni
      Contigliano
      Cottanello
      Fara in Sabina
      Fiamignano
      Forano
      Frasso Sabino
      Greccio
      Labro
      Leonessa
      Longone Sabino
      Magliano Sabina
      Marcetelli
      Micigliano
      Mompeo
      Montasola
      Monte San Giovanni in Sabina
      Montebuono
      Monteleone Sabino
      Montenero Sabino
      Montopoli di Sabina
      Morro Reatino
      Nespolo
      Orvinio
      Paganico Sabino
      Pescorocchiano
      Petrella Salto
      Poggio Bustone
      Poggio Catino
      Poggio Mirteto
      Poggio Moiano
      Poggio Nativo
      Poggio San Lorenzo
      Posta
      Pozzaglia Sabina
      Rieti
      Rivodutri
      Rocca Sinibalda
      Roccantica
      Salisano
      Scandriglia
      Selci
      Stimigliano
      Tarano
      Toffia
      Torri in Sabina
      Torricella in Sabina
      Turania
      Vacone
      Varco Sabino

  • Roma
    • Affile
      Agosta
      Albano Laziale
      Allumiere
      Anguillara Sabazia
      Anticoli Corrado
      Anzio
      Arcinazzo Romano
      Ardea
      Ariccia
      Arsoli
      Artena
      Bellegra
      Bracciano
      Camerata Nuova
      Campagnano di Roma
      Canale Monterano
      Canterano
      Capena
      Capranica Prenestina
      Carpineto Romano
      Casape
      Castel Gandolfo
      Castel Madama
      Castel San Pietro Romano
      Castelnuovo di Porto
      Cave
      Cerreto Laziale
      Cervara di Roma
      Cerveteri
      Ciampino
      Ciciliano
      Cineto Romano
      Civitavecchia
      Civitella San Paolo
      Colleferro
      Colonna
      Fiano Romano
      Filacciano
      Fiumicino
      Fonte Nuova
      Formello
      Frascati
      Gallicano nel Lazio
      Gavignano
      Genazzano
      Genzano di Roma
      Gerano
      Gorga
      Grottaferrata
      Guidonia Montecelio
      Jenne
      Labico
      Ladispoli
      Lanuvio
      Lariano
      Licenza
      Magliano Romano
      Mandela
      Manziana
      Marano Equo
      Marcellina
      Marino
      Mazzano Romano
      Mentana
      Monte Compatri
      Monte Porzio Catone
      Monteflavio
      Montelanico
      Montelibretti
      Monterotondo
      Montorio Romano
      Moricone
      Morlupo
      Nazzano
      Nemi
      Nerola
      Nettuno
      Olevano Romano
      Palestrina
      Palombara Sabina
      Percile
      Pisoniano
      Poli
      Pomezia
      Ponzano Romano
      Riano
      Rignano Flaminio
      Riofreddo
      Rocca Canterano
      Rocca di Cave
      Rocca di Papa
      Rocca Priora
      Rocca Santo Stefano
      Roccagiovine
      Roiate
      Roma
      Roviano
      Sacrofano
      Sambuci
      San Cesareo
      San Gregorio da Sassola
      San Polo dei Cavalieri
      San Vito Romano
      Santa Marinella
      Sant'Angelo Romano
      Sant'Oreste
      Saracinesco
      Segni
      Subiaco
      Tivoli
      Tolfa
      Torrita Tiberina
      Trevignano Romano
      Vallepietra
      Vallinfreda
      Valmontone
      Velletri
      Vicovaro
      Vivaro Romano
      Zagarolo

  • Viterbo
    • Acquapendente
      Arlena di Castro
      Bagnoregio
      Barbarano Romano
      Bassano in Teverina
      Bassano Romano
      Blera
      Bolsena
      Bomarzo
      Calcata
      Canepina
      Canino
      Capodimonte
      Capranica
      Caprarola
      Carbognano
      Castel Sant'Elia
      Castiglione in Teverina
      Celleno
      Cellere
      Civita Castellana
      Civitella d'Agliano
      Corchiano
      Fabrica di Roma
      Faleria
      Farnese
      Gallese
      Gradoli
      Graffignano
      Grotte di Castro
      Ischia di Castro
      Latera
      Lubriano
      Marta
      Montalto di Castro
      Monte Romano
      Montefiascone
      Monterosi
      Nepi
      Onano
      Oriolo Romano
      Orte
      Piansano
      Proceno
      Ronciglione
      San Lorenzo Nuovo
      Soriano nel Cimino
      Sutri
      Tarquinia
      Tessennano
      Tuscania
      Valentano
      Vallerano
      Vasanello
      Vejano
      Vetralla
      Vignanello
      Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia
      Viterbo
      Vitorchiano

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Lazio Airports
Lazio National Parks
Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
Circeo National Park
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