Lazio, a region located in central Italy, bordering Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, Abruzzo, Molise and the Tyrrhenian Sea, is divided into five provinces; Viterbo, Rieti, Frosinone, Latina and Rome, its capital, a region of beautiful lakes and enchanting mountains. Rome, heart of one of the most powerful empires in history, cradle of western civilization, houses in the heart of its historical center a sovereign state that is Vatican City, spiritual capital of the Catholic Church. Roma antica, eternal possessor of countless architectural and artistic works of incalculable value that have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.


Rome capital, with a great historical-artistic-cultural legacy, has great works of art, which can be seen in its museums, palaces, basilicas, churches, squares and iconic Roman ruins (Colosseum, Forums, Baths) which give identity to the eternal city. Its impressive Basilicas and churches such as: St. Peter’s, St. John Lateran, Santa Maria in Trastevere and St. Louis of the French, which houses three masterpieces by Michelangelo Merisi called “Caravaggio”.

Spectacular squares, meeting points for tourists and locals; St. Peter, Spain, del Popolo, and the beautiful Piazza Navona. Must-sees near Rome: Civitavecchia, Castelgandolfo, Tivoli, Viterbo, Montecasino, Civita di Bagnoregio, and Ostia Antica, a city and port that preserves a Roman amphitheater in perfect condition.


The gastronomy of Lazio is characterized by the simplicity and natural flavor of its dishes. The stars of this region’s cuisine are the artichoke (carciofi alla Giudia), fried squash blossom, abbacchio (roast lamb) and pasta in its great diversity of styles; The classic spaghetti alla Carbonara (bacon, pecorino cheese, egg and pepper), bucatini alla amatriciana (tomato sauce, basil and garlic) penne alla arrabbiata (tomato and spicy) spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (pecorino cheese and pepper), these being the most representative of the province.

Bruschetta or crostini as well as cured meats are the favorite antipasti “appetizers”. Roman street food is famous for its delicious Suppli (rice croquettes stuffed with mozzarella), tripe a la romana (veal tripe cooked in a tomato, onion, carrot and mint sauce) and porchetta cake. Delicious red and white wines are produced in this region.