The Lazio region is one of the most diverse and appealing Italy. It is far more than "just" the outskirts of Rome. Particularly impressive is the scenery in the north of the region, which present itself in up to highly rugged hills. Some lakes such as Lake Bolsena or Vico Lake and the Albanian mountains south of Rome are testimonies of former volcanic activity.

Historical & Interesting Facts

The history of Lazio is on one hand characterized by the culture of the Etruscans, on the other hand by the Romans, who controlled the region since the 4th Century. v. Chr. Starting in the Middle Ages church leaders began the coinage of the cities by building magnificent constructions in the town center. Circled around these palaces the employees settled in small, narrow houses. This typical spatial image is preserved. At the coast, this region is characterized by miles of sandy beaches.

Excursions in the region

The picturesque island of Ponza with their diving paradise is accessible by ferry and hydrofoil from the port of Terracina. The ferry trip takes about two and a half hours, the hydrofoil trip about an hour. A real insider tip are the gorgeous beaches, a picturesque harbor, diving spots with beautiful underwater worlds, boat trips to mysterious caves and white tufa Ponza.

In summertime ferries and hydrofoils go from Terracina to Ventotene. During the low season they go from the neighboring Formia. Like Ponza is also Ventotene a paradise for divers. In addition Ventotene is an important stop for migratory birds. The biggest festival of the island is celebrated September, 20th. With floral decorated boats and grand fireworks it is celebrated in honor of the patron of Ventotene Santa Candida.

The charming, winding old town perched like a castle high on a promontory overlooking the sea. At the foot of the rock are the pier and the quaint little harbor. The lively Piazza Sperlonga is every evening attraction for locals and tourists. To the west, on a 1.2 km long, about 10 - 20 m wide, sandy beach extends the newer Sperlonga Mare. You will find there almost all the hotels of the place. On the east side there is another, about 500 m long and 5-40 m wide beach. This is followed by several beautiful small bays. Attractive here is the change from sandy beach with rocky coves and rocky cliffs, which is perfect for for snorkeling and diving.

Monte Circeo
The Monte Circeo is a steep elevation in a large national park, which is highly visible with a height of 541 m. This is the reason, why this landscape has remained largely original. Set amidst lush vegetation are as centuries ago, the pastures of the buffalo, whose milk the basis for the famous mozzarella di Buffalo.

S. Felica Circeo
S. Felica Circeo has retained its charm with its charming, medieval village center, which has colored houses, narrow streets, numerous stone staircases and balconies full of flowers. Below the village invites the marina for a visit. You can also find a wide variety of villas and residences, most of which are owned by wealthy Romans.

Our cottage is in any case an ideal starting point for your activities in the area. Discover our resort Terracina and if you wish you can plan beforehand your unforgettable vacation at the Italian Mediterranean coast.

view over the sunny land
View over the sunny land
Rock with temple ruins
Rock with temple ruins
beautiful views at night
Beautiful views at night
expansive beaches
Expansive beaches
San Felice Cicero
The picturesque town of San Felice Cicero
Off the coast of Ventotene
Beautiful harbor town of Ponza