Lazio is the second most populous region in Italy and the ninth for surface extension. The territory is characterized by its heterogeneity, with prevalence of mountainous and hilly areas. The latter area has many parks, reserves and other protected natural areas. Rome, the capital of Italy, is considered among the most important Italian, European and world cultures, rich in historical, artistic, archaeological, architectural and religious contents. Its heritage is only one of the hundreds of points of interest among countries, churches, monasteries, monuments and various sites in the region, including sanctuaries.
Rome is predominantly known for its immense archaeological heritage preserved by the splendor of ancient Rome, traced mainly between the Seven Hills, including Palatino, Campidoglio and Quirinale. It is estimated that the city had at that time a hundred temples of different architectural style, including those belonging to the republican age and the imperial age. The historical center is divided into XII rions, each of which is represented by certain historical monuments.
Lazio is composed of five provinces and 378 municipalities. The provinces includes Rome, Latina, Viterbo, Rieti and Frosinone.
Lazio, a region of central Italy washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, crossed by the waters of the Tiber river and characterized by a mainly hilly and mountainous but flat area near the coast. The natural and uncontaminated landscape of this area is perfectly integrated with the historical landscape, making this region even more fascinating and unique. It is also called a "spa region", the history of which is linked to the numerous sources of healing water which had an enormous development during the Roman era, both in the republican and imperial ages. The typical dishes of this area are very tied to the land and are made of intense and deep flavors, from simple and genuine dishes.