Just south of Tuscany, the central region of Lazio shares borders with six neighbors as well as the Tyrrhenian (Mediterranean) Sea. Called Latium in English, it is Italy’s second largest economy (after Lombardy) and second most populous region (after Campania), both of which make sense since it is home to the country’s bustling capital of Rome.
About the Lazio Region
Lazio offers a variety of landscapes from the Maremma Laziale (the continuation of the Tuscan Maremma) in the north, to the flatlands of Agro Pontino in the south, and the alluvial plains around Rome. The western Tyrrhenian coast faces the Pontine Islands, an archipelago named for the largest island, Ponza, while the east features the volcanic lakes of Bracciano, Bolsena and Vico. The preapennine hills of Colli Albani and the Aurunci Mountains offer other distinctive landscapes.
Savoring History and Cuisine of Lazio
Special departure with University of Massachusetts Boston Professor of Italian Studies Vetri Nathan and Chef-Instructor Angelo Guida
Dates & Pricing
Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 15, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8
DATES (7 days)
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Per person in double occupancy: from $3,490
Single Supplement: $490
In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations
What's Not Included
Rome has been the seat of power and culture for millennia, so we rightly begin our explorations of the history of Italy’s food and culture here. In a special nighttime walking tour your guides will bring alive the life of Ancient Romans as we walk around to find both famous and relatively unknown marvels in the Eternal City. Rather than a typical touristic visit, on this walk you will witness how the centuries of architectural layers that make up Rome still resonate in its cuisine, culture and lifestyle.
Of course, we will also stop by local street food vendors and gelato shops to accompany our time-travel with some “stomach-worship”! Some of the main sites we will visit include the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
On the next day we will fast forward half a millenium and uncover the mysteries of courtly life in Villa D’Este, a perfectly preserved Renaissance palace in the foothills of the Appennine mountains. Commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito D’Este (the son of the infamous Lucrezia Borgia), this elaborate palace and mysterious garden filled with remarkable fountains was completed around 1572. With a detailed tour, your guides will bring alive the life of the nobles during that spectacular age that witnessed an explosion of thinking and creativity.
For lunch we will stop by the hill town of Frascati, known for its charming lowbrow and delicious trattorie called “fraschette”, have some downtime in the afternoon and enjoy a wine-tasting at a winery in this area prized for its vino dei Castelli. We finish up this day with some free time in the evening to explore Rome on your own.
Day 1 & 2 – Around Rome
Day 3 – Rome to San Felice al Circeo
Day 4 – The Island of Ponza
Day 5 – San Felice al Circeo to Formia Area
Day 6 – Around Formia
Day 7 – Formia Train Station
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