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Discovering the fascinating Lazio

Discovering the fascinating Lazio | Italia Mia |
Everyone knows Rome, but few know about Lazio, the region where it's situated and home to many fascinating places that are off-the-radar for most visitors.
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Rome to Tuscany: rediscovering the Via Clodia

Rome to Tuscany: rediscovering the Via Clodia | Italia Mia |

Hundreds of  horsemen, bikers and trekkers  left Rome  for a 230 km. voyage  of rediscovery: they  are traveling  along  the  ancient Roman road, Via Clodia, north from Rome, through the Lazio countryside. [...]

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The Regions of Italy, From A to Z

The Regions of Italy, From A to Z | Italia Mia |

Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions is a great place to start!

The country is broken up into 20 official regions, which you can think of as districts—similar to states or provinces. What are the different regions, what are they known for, and which ones should you travel to? Here’s help!

(How many of the 20 regions have you heard of, or been to? Tell us in the comments!).

Aosta Valley
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Le Marche
Trentino-Alto Aldige

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Michael Housewright's comment, May 8, 2013 11:01 AM
I have been to all 20 and return to my favorites every year. I would love more time in Campania, Piemonte, and Liguria this year
Rosa Díaz García's curator insight, June 3, 9:17 AM

Para situar mejor  sus obras y artistas más conocidos y conocer un poco más las regiones de ...

Blue Box's curator insight, July 6, 12:38 AM

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Sutri, Lazio - A Canterbury Trail

Sutri, Lazio - A Canterbury Trail | Italia Mia |
Rising above Via Cassia — an important consular road back in the days of the Roman Empire — just about midway between the Eternal City and Viterbo, sits the impressive and ancient hill town of Sutri.
Noted for its precious archeological finds covering the Bronze, Etruscan, Roman and Middle Ages, Sutri waves the orange flag of the Italian Touring Club, symbolic for the community’s high-quality, environmentally sound tourism. It goes without saying that Sutri’s treasure trove of priceless antiquities is the major draw for this community of 5,000 residents.
With a documented history of over 2,500 years, Sutrium, as it was originally called, includes from its past: an excavated Roman amphitheatre; an Etruscan necropolis with dozens of rock-cut tombs; a Mithraeum — a secretive place of worship for practitioners of the ancient Persian-based mystery religion of Mithraism; the Church of Madonna del Parto, cut into the cliff rock and utilizing one of the many Etruscan tombs; and, the ornate Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.[...]
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Discovering the Seaside Town of Sperlonga

Discovering the Seaside Town of Sperlonga | Italia Mia |
Discover this haven on the Lazio coast, beloved of celebrities ancient and modern

This charming village was ‘discovered’ in the 1950s by the Italian film set, who would drop in for a relaxing break from shoots at Rome’s Cinecittà studios. Heart throb Raf Vallone was the first to come, enchanted by the special atmosphere. [...]

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Every place you visit has a flag to represent it, even if it is the flag of the country you are in. The Italian flag is of importance here.

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Peace and war around the Abbey of Monte Cassino

Peace and war around the Abbey of Monte Cassino | Italia Mia |

How the Abbey of Monte Cassino, one of the most important western monasteries, became the site for one of the most controversial battles of World War II. [...]

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The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. [...] 

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Isola del Liri Italy – A town with two waterfalls

Isola del Liri Italy – A town with two waterfalls | Italia Mia |

Isola del Liri is an inland island about 100 km south of Rome. And the only Italian town with two waterfalls within the old city limits. [...]

The name in itself seemed intriguing. I have always had a weakness for waterfalls. And it was virtually on the way or only a short detour from the way to Cassino, so of course we had to check it out. And the town turned out to be exactly as charming and poetically beautiful as the name.
Isola del Liri is in fact an island situated 70 km inland from the sea.
The town is totally surrounded by water from the river Liri which forks out northeast of the city only to merge again a few kilometers further south. [...]
So you do not have to sit at a café enjoying the view of Cascata Grande with a vertical fall of 27 metres to find Isola del Liri attractive. But it definitely helps. And after a short walk along the main street through the historical centre to the other smaller Cascata del Valcatoio waterfall I was whirled along and wanted to stay in Isola del Liri for as long as possible.

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andrew quinn's curator insight, June 21, 2013 11:49 AM

Showing the force that cannot be changed, the waterfall cannot be moved for the new urban lifestyle