Outside of Rome,
Lazio is a much quieter and a more serine region.
Originally settled over 60,000 years ago the regionís
history mostly consists of Romaís history, mixing
actual events with Roman myth. First the Etruscans
ruled then the Latins, both putting most of their
focus on the development of Roma. As it grew and prospered
so did the outlying areas, which now make up the region
of Lazio. Many of the Emperors, Popes and noblemen
of often built villas and palaces outside of Rome
among many of Lazioís lakes, mountainsides and beaches.
Lying on what used to be a series
of volcanoes the area is made up of volcanic lakes
and mountains on the interior and beaches on the exterior.
The volcanic remains helped create the fertile countryside
that grows everything from simple crops to exotic
gardens. Tivoli, Lazioís
second most popular city is a great example of the
beautiful villas and gardens outside of Roma. Montecassino
in the south of Lazio was at one time the Center for
Medieval Art with its famous abbey. Towns like Gaeta
along the shoreline offer a great quiet getaway from
the busy streets of Rome.
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