|Try the local speciality, Saltimbocca alla romana, which consists of thinly sliced veal with ham in a Marsala sauce. For vegetarians, carciofi alla Guidea - a delicious mix of fried artichokes, broccoli and white olives from Gaeta. All your favourite pasta dishes are widely available here, as well as a variety of tempting desserts. || ||In the Lazio countryside you can experience all the colours, noises and aromas of the typical Italian outdoor markets that are held in most towns on different days of the week. The quality of the fresh food on offer is unsurpassed, and the prices are extremely attractive too! Whilst in Rome, there is a vast array of shops and markets - as you would expect in a major European city. From exclusive clothes shops in the traffic-free grid of streets in the Via Condotti area, to antique shops in the Via Giulia and Via Marguta, and from mouthwatering food and wine shops to characterful book, leather and shoe shops - there is truly something for everyone. You can also pick up a few bargains at the flea market on a Sunday morning - and don’t forget to haggle! || ||The vineyards of Cerveteri wine, north of Rome, are as old as the Ancient Romans. They specialize in dry sparkling, sweet whites, dry reds and roses. Capena is a white wine particularly suited to artichokes and cheeses. From the Sabina area, to the east of Rome, comes the white and red Colli della Sabina. Cesanese wine is a ruby red, tending to Burgundy with a soft flavour, and the dry white, straw-coloured wines of the Castelli Romani, are named after each of their towns. || |
Home to the ancient world’s most powerful city and the cradle of Christendom itself, it is not surprise that every turn, every street, every building offers up a wealth of magnificent works of art, archaeological treasures and architecture representing every change in time, ruler and emotion of this dominating region.
The art and architecture within the Eternal City allows one to reconstruct the course of history itself. One must visit the well known landmarks as well as those a little less known but with all the majesty of the Colosseum and the like. Rome’s art boasts masterpieces from Michelangelo and Da Vinci, statues by Bernini and Caraveggio and can be found in the Byzantine basilicas, Renaissance churches and baroque palaces.
Step outside of Rome and the province of Frosinone is home to the Abbey of Montecassino founded by St. Benedict in the 6th Century, and is considered one of the best monasteries in Christendom.
And in Viterbo, the village of Bagnaia is famous for Villa Lante a wonderful Renaissance residence and Italian formal gardens said to be attributed to Vignola.