Bordered to the north by Toscana and Umbria, to the east by Abruzzo, Marche, and Molise, to the south by Campania, and in the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, Lazio is wonderfully situated to offer daytrips into adjacent regions.

The entire world knows of Lazio; the region that surrounds Roma. Three millennia into her history, Roma is still one of the worlds finest cities. The city that anchored the Roman Empire is now celebrated as the Eternal City.

Outside of Roma, Lazio holds charms such as Emperor Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. Perhaps the most well traveled Emperor; Hadrian built a palace and gardens in Tivoli with intent to reflect the splendors he had seen across the whole of 2C Rome.

Farther north in Lazio you will find Viterbo. Set majestically in the countryside, this classic, medieval, hill town has the timeless charm to calm visitors after a frenzied slice of Roma. Viterbo is famous for natural thermal spas, extraordinary fountains, and of course, Est, Est, Est wine.

Just southwest of Viterbo is Tarquinia, an ancient Etruscan city dating back to the 10th C. BC. The Roman culture assimilated much of the artistic excellence of the Etruscans. Some of the best examples are preserved in the National Museum of Tarquinia, in Palazzo Vitelleschi. Tarquinia remained an important center for art through the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance.  Tarquinian artisans of today produce fine, Etruscan replicas in ceramic or bronze.
Legend has it that Anagni was founded by the Roman god of the harvest, Saturn. Just a short drive east from Roma,

Anagni has many of the palazzos and monuments befitting a papal place of residence. Built as an acropolis well before Roman conquest the thermal springs remain as active today as the “healing waters” did in Roman times. Panforte a classic sweetbread recipe prepared since Roman times is a specialty of Anagni.

In the northern end of Lazio, and just south of Lago di Bolsena, is another Etruscan city seemingly frozen in time, Tuscania.  Owing to the soft nature of a local, cream-colored stone, the entire city is adorned with sculpted Tufa. Tuscania is famous for the quality of artisanship in leather, wood and terra-cotta. Small, family run hotels in the historic city center offer intimate décor and exquisite cuisine.