Lazio, located in Central Italy, is a region brimming with rich cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, and delicious local cuisine. Whether you're a history enthusiast, outdoor enthusiast or a food lover, Lazio has something to offer for everyone. Road tripping through the region with a campervan, van, caravan or camping with a tent, while practicing slow and eco-responsible tourism with HomeCamper, allows visitors to discover famous spots, less-crowded places, and to experience the region at their own pace.
Rome, the capital of Lazio and one of the most famous cities in the world, is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the region. The city is home to many iconic landmarks and historical sites that are sure to leave a lasting impression. One of the most famous landmarks in Rome is the Colosseum, an iconic symbol of the city and one of the most famous landmarks of the ancient world. Visitors can take a tour of the Colosseum and learn about its history as a gladiatorial arena and as a symbol of Roman power and engineering. Another famous landmark in Rome is the Pantheon, a magnificent ancient Roman temple that has been beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Visitors can take a tour of the Pantheon and admire the intricate architecture, including the famous oculus, an opening in the dome that allows natural light to flood the temple. The Trevi Fountain is another famous landmark in Rome, known for its beautiful baroque architecture and its romantic history. Visitors can make a wish by throwing a coin into the fountain, a tradition believed to bring good luck. The Vatican City, home to the Pope and the center of the Catholic Church, is also a must-see destination in Rome. Visitors can take a tour of the Vatican Museums, which house an incredible collection of art and artifacts, including the famous Sistine Chapel, where visitors can admire the ceiling painted by Michelangelo. Additionally, visitors can visit the Vatican Gardens, a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city, which offer a peaceful and scenic setting to explore. The gardens are home to many beautiful sculptures, fountains and even a small zoo, as well as beautiful views of St. Peter's Basilica.
The Sabine Hills, located just outside of Rome, offer a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking and mountain biking, as well as charming traditional villages like Rieti, with a rich history and a charming historic center. Another town worth visiting is Tivoli, known for the Villa d'Este and the Villa Adriana, the magnificent residence of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.
Nature lovers will appreciate the beauty of the Lake of Bracciano and the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with its many beautiful beaches such as Santa Marinella, Fregene, and Anzio. Visitors can also enjoy the delicious seafood of the region while strolling along the promenades.
Viterbo, Tarquinia, Monte Cassino, Subiaco and Civita di Bagnoregio are other towns to include in your itinerary, each of them offers a rich cultural heritage, delicious local cuisine and beautiful architecture. With so many great options, Lazio is a region that offers a great diversity of landscapes and activities. Road tripping with a campervan, van, caravan or camping with a tent, is an ideal way to explore the region and discover it, while travelling in a responsible and sustainable way.
In addition to the well-known destinations listed above, Lazio also has a few underrated spots that are often overlooked by tourists but are worth visiting. Here are a few examples of underrated places to visit in Lazio that haven't been mentioned above:
The town of Sermoneta, located in the province of Latina, is known for its beautiful medieval center, the Palace of the Caetani family and its breathtaking view over the Pontine plain. Visitors can also take a stroll through the beautiful historical center of the village and admire the many charming narrow streets, and squares.
The town of Nettuno, located in the province of Rome, is famous for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as for the American Military Cemetery and War Memorial, dedicated to the soldiers of the United States who died in Italy during World War II. Visitors can also take a stroll along the beautiful promenade and enjoy the delicious seafood of the region.
The town of Calcata, located in the province of Viterbo, is a beautiful medieval village perched on a hill, known for its beautiful landscape, delicious local cuisine, and the beautiful church of Santa Maria in Calcata. Visitors can also take a stroll through the charming narrow streets of the village and admire the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
The town of Cori, located in the province of Latina, is known for its beautiful historic center, the famous church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the beautiful archaeological area of Cori, which is an ancient Roman city, with many ruins of the Roman era. Visitors can also take a stroll through the beautiful narrow streets of the village and admire the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
The town of Sperlonga, located in the province of Latina, is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as for the beautiful historic center, the famous church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the beautiful archaeological area of Sperlonga, which is an ancient Roman villa, with many ruins of the Roman era. Visitors can also take a stroll through the beautiful narrow streets of the village and admire the beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
- Città Metropolitana di Roma
- Provincia di Frosinone
- Provincia di Latina
- Provincia di Rieti
- Provincia di Viterbo