Latium is the region that surrounds Rome. It is a region of varied landscape. Beaches, monuments dating back to Roman times, as you tour the region there is much to see. Over the years we have criss-crossed the region and enjoyed the sights and experience. Sometimes locations were just day trips, in one year we stayed for a number of days in one location and explored the region in more detail.
The Region has four ancient volcanic areas, with the craters of extinct volcanoes forming the lakes of Bolsena, Vico, Bracciano, Albano and Nemi. Today the Region of Latium, or Lazio, has five provinces. The Region boarders on Tuscany so you may actually visit parts of the Region while touring Tuscany. In terms of our travels, many of our trips to Italy start or end in Rome. Portions of Lazio are possible day trips from Rome.
At first I thought the Region was on the far end of the scale of great scenes. A fair amount of "scrub" type vegetation in some areas. But the beaches are beautiful Get ready for black sand. The hills and lakes create very scenic sights. In the north, Latium boarders on Tuscany, in the south Compania.
Rome is of course not to be missed but of course you will not be alone. But don't let the scenes such as the endless crowds at the Trevi Fountain turn you off. Rome is a great city and big enough so that you can walk around and enjoy being there!
I am always surprised when I hear someone say they did not enjoy Rome. It can be crowded, packed with tourists, and the stone walkways can be difficult to walk on at times, but there is much to see, and also just enjoy in talking walks throughout the city.
We can't count how many times we have been in Rome, and we have our routes and our places to see. We provides a fair amount of information on a dedicated series of pages for Rome.
I wanted to visit this ancient park to get photographs of the aquaducts. There are remains of seven different aquaducts in the park. The park much bigger than I had thought, and find the right entry point so that I could walk to the acquaducts was a challenge.
The Parco degli Acquedotti can be reached by taking the Metro from Rome. Take Metro Line A to the Giulio Agricola Metro Station. Leave the station and turn southeast on Viale Giulio Agricola. It is about a four block walk and you end on Via Lemonia. The park is right beside via Lemonia. Had I known this then I would have visited the park as a day trip from Rome. But instead, we were staying hear Grottaferrata and I drove into the park. Set your GPS for Via Lemonia, it is a realtively short street, and it was not difficult to find a parking spot.
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