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Top 10 things to do in Lazio (beyond Rome)

Most people arrive in Lazio only in order to see Rome, but besides the Italian capital and its amazing ancient ruins and art, there is much more to see and explore in this region. This is still a part of Italy off the beaten path but it has indeed a lot to offer in terms of art, history, unspoilt nature and culinary traditions.

And, it is due to the love I have for my region that I felt the urge to share with you some of the hidden gems of this area. Here is my top 10 of things to do in Lazio …(and, trust me, this is only the tip of the iceberg):

1. Visit the ancient papal city of Viterbo
Viterbo is a relatively small city, located in the north of the Lazio region approximately 1 hour and half drive from Rome, in the area known as Tuscia, once inhabited by the Etruscans.

I love it especially for the elegant and extraordinarily preserved buildings dating back to the XI-XII centuries, such as the Palazzo dei Papi, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo or the Palazzo dei Priori, but also because …

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