Accomodation in Lazio and Rome Back to Accommodation Choices

Rome and surrounding area - Lake Bolsena

Lupus-Italicus has been offering holiday accommodation in the ancient Etruscan area of Italy to the north of Rome since 2006. Unaffected by mass tourism, this region is also attractive because of its strategic location between Rome and Tuscany on the west coast of Italy. Even during the Grand Tour era of the 18th century this landscape was a magnet for a large number of painters from northern Europe. Yet not only is Etruria beautiful, it is also far less expensive than the neighbouring region of Tuscany.

Although Rome is naturally the major attraction in the region, Lazio actually has far more to offer: Beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea coast, gentle undulating forested landscapes on fertile volcanic soil in the north, picturesque valleys and the Apennine mountain range in the east.

Indeed, at a height of 2,216 metres the Terminillo mountain even has ski slopes. This region has almost everything from the climatic health resorts in the Cimini Mountains to centuries-old olive groves and open pastures for sheep and herds of buffalo.

The rolling countryside between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apennine Mountains has become known as the ”Campagna Romana” and was a much-sought-out destination of inspiration for the romantic works of a large number of artists during the 19th century.

Another attractive not-to-be-missed destination in this region is Italy's largest crater lake of volcanic origin, Lake Bolsena. Because of its clear clean water, it is regarded as an exemplary conservation project. With its shallow shores, it is also a good place to take children swimming. Fishermen can be seen selling their catches everyday on the lakeshore and the fish they sell are a basic ingredient for many local dishes. No visit of this region is complete without giving ”Sbroscia”, the traditional Bolsena fish soup, a try at one of the large number of fish restaurants.

Not only is Lazio a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world, it also boasts an enviable wealth of attractions and art treasures, such as the city of Viterbo, which became famous during the 13th century as the residence of the Pope.

Located in the north of the region, anyone visiting this town should certainly visit the atmospheric and almost perfectly preserved Medieval district of ”San Pellegrino” and the ”Palazzo Papale”, the gothic Papal Palace that is regarded as one of Italy’s most beautiful Medieval buildings.

The underground burial chambers near Tarquinia with their wonderful grave paintings and the monumental burial mound near Cerveteri bear witness to the advanced Etruscan civilization that once existed here. Sightseeing tours can be booked to visit the various Etruscan burial grounds and rock-cut chamber tombs dating back to the 6th and 7th century B.C. The widespread pottery art in this region also dates back to this tradition. The artistically sophisticated ceramics from the Tuscia region around Viterbo are well-known and very popular. The Tarquinia City Museum is the place to go to marvel at Etruscan antiques.

The Cathedral of Orvieto is one of the most attractive churches in Italy

We also recommend a visit to the spectacular town of Pitigliano which is built on a tuff cliff.

Other attractive destinations that are also suitable for children include the Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden and the Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo. Visitors to the ”Monster Park” can look forward to experiencing something rather unique. It holds an odd assortment of grotesque statues of animals, people and mythological beasts set against a lush backdrop of vegetation. Another unusual experience worth having in this region is a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio. Erosion of the volcanic Tuffstein mountains has caused the once-flourishing commercial centre of Civita to disappear, save for its historical centre. Civita teeters atop a pinnacle in a vast canyon ruled by wind and erosion and can only be accessed by crossing a spectacular footbridge. Another good destination to visit is the Palazzo Farnese with its late-renaissance frescos in the tranquil health resort of Caprarola in the Cimini mountains.

We recommend a stay in North-Lazio (especially to music lovers) at the end of July when a Blues Festival with international artists takes place in Torre Alfina.

Your hosts will be happy to give you more information.

Country House "La Perla" - Lake Bolsena

When it comes to getting away from it all and enjoying a relaxing holiday in an unspoilt environment, "La Perla” really does make for a lovely choice. The "La Perla" Agriturismo is located on a hill, 555 metres above sea level at the heart of a 40-hectare agricultural holding. "La Perla" blends wonderfully into the green rolling hills of a region that forms the meeting point of three Italian states (Umbria, Tuscany and Latium) and is only a short distance from Lake Bolsena. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Alta Tuscia mountains, "La Perla" is a wonderful place to be. Four apartments for 2 to 4 people, one house for 6 to 8 people and three double rooms, spread over three buildings. Jacuzzi New: Wi-Fi is at your disposal

Country House "Tornio" - Lake Bolsena

Discover Italy's unspoiled countryside and traditional living in the Latium region of the country, which is situated between Siena and Rome and close to Lake Bolsena. Just imagine enjoying an idyllic setting, picturesque villages and the warm hospitality of a German-Italian family-run business. The likeable owners of the "Il Tornio" Country House offer 6 very cosy holiday apartments for from 2 up to 8 people in which children are warmly welcomed. Some apartments are furnished according to bioarchitectural standards. All are arranged with great love for detail.
New! Wi-Fi is at your disposal.

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We would like to thank Agriturismo Pomantello for the provision of some images.