Say “Lazio” and most non-Italians think of Rome’s football (soccer!) club, not the region in Central Italy. Facing the Tyrrhenian Sea between Tuscany, Campania and the Apennine range, Lazio is both blessed and cursed to have spectacular Rome in its midst. Why venture further when you have the treasures of Rome? Because Romans of all eras went further, inhabiting and building marvels all over the region. Do something different – experience gastronomic pleasures in rural Castelli Romani, the gorgeous water gardens of Tivoli, the ancient port of Ostia, Cassino with its abbey, the Etruscan museum at Tarquinia, unheralded Viterbo, Lake Bolsena… Read on for other ‘capital’ ideas!
Expand your horizons… Lazio borders on Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise and Campania. Combine it easily with the Renaissance city of Siena in Tuscany; spectacular mountaintop Orvieto in Umbria; an agriturismo in Marche, Abruzzo or Molise; and the excavated wonders of Pompeii in Campania.
Note: All driving tours feature English-speaking drivers and are private unless otherwise mentioned. Tours are priced based on pick-up point and number of participants. All sightseeing tours are accompanied by expert local guides.