Latium

Description

Description

The Lazio region is known worldwide because of Rome, the Italian capital, but not for its wine. The region mostly produces simple and light whites, which are sold to the hordes of tourists that flow continuously into the Eternal City. The region counts 27 DOCs and the 3 DOCGs, among them the DOC Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. The majority of Lazio’s white wines are made from various Trebbiano and Malvasia grape varieties. The 9 Colli Romani DOCs, located on the Alban hills south of Rome, alone account for over 80 percent of the total production of DOC wines in the region. The wines of Lazio are suitable for everyday consumption. Unpretentious, they perfectly accompany classic Roman cuisine such as spaghetti alla carbonara or fritti misti (a mixture of fried vegetables, seafood and meats). While most restaurants and osterie in the capital serve local wine, Rome is also full of wine bars and shops that offer bottles from the best wineries in the region.

What to do?

On the outskirts of Rome, the Castelli Romani area is famous for its medieval castles and many fortresses built by great Roman families. Further north, the Villa D'Este in Tivoli, classified by Unesco as a world heritage site, boasts one of the most beautiful garden-fountains in the Bel Paese. The seaside resort of Ostia is located about thirty minutes from Rome, as are the ruins of Ostia Antica, the historic port of Imperial Rome. Lesser known, but interesting nonetheless, are the many Etruscan sites to the north, which give a glimpse of the impact and wealth of this pre-Roman civilization that early Romans ultimately absorbed into their burgeoning empire.

Wines

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Aleatico
  • Bellone
  • Cesanese
  • Ciliegiolo
  • Malvasia bianca
  • Merlot
  • Montepulciano
  • Nero Buono
  • Sangiovese
  • Trebbiano

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Aleatico di Gradoli DOC
  • Castelli Romani DOC
  • Cesanese del Piglio / Piglio DOCG
  • Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone DOC
  • Frascati Superiore DOCG
  • Velletri DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Wine Tasting

Discovery ride

Activities and events

Events

Bolsena Infiorata

Bolsena

The "Infiorata" is a kilometer long "carpet of flowers" that leads the procession along the village streets. The flowers are gathered by the residents a few days before the celebrations, with the best flowers being picked just after sunrise on the day of the event.

The designs are real art works. The technique involves first drawing a rough sketch on paper or directly on the pavement, and then creating borders with a mixture of sawdust and black paint. Once the borders are completed, the flower petals are laid out on top of the drawing and sprayed with water to keep them moist.

Latium World Folkloric Festival

Cori

The Festival is organised around cultural events and international folklore performances with dozens of folk groups participating from different continents. These groups perform within the enchanting Lazio setting: from Rome to Cori, from the Colusseum to the Temple of Hercules, between the Roman hills and the Lepini Mountains, all rich in art and traditions.

This is a real feast of traditional music and dance (Latium World Folkloric Festival – Popular World Music and Dance for a Culture of Peace), of folk and ethnic music (Latium Folk & Ethnic Music Fest - Popular World Tunes and Rhythms) and of multiethnic celebrations, "Celebrating Interculture".

Radeca Festival

Frosinone

The Festival of the "radeca", the Frosinone Carnival, is important because it celebrates the heroic rebellion of the citizens of Frosinone against the occupying French troups, which took place in 1798 and 1799.

Activities around

Biking in Circe Park

Skiing at Campo Staffi

Archeological sites in Ciociaria

Ciociaria

Viterbo Museum

The Etruscan-Roman Wine and Food Route

The Lazio region is known worldwide because of Rome, the Italian capital, but not for its wine. The region mostly produces simple and light whites, which are sold to the hordes of tourists that flow continuously into the Eternal City. The region counts 27 DOCs and the 3 DOCGs, among them the DOC Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. The majority of Lazio’s white wines are made from various Trebbiano and Malvasia grape varieties. The 9 Colli Romani DOCs, located on the Alban hills south of Rome, alone account for over 80 percent of the total production of DOC wines in the region. The wines of Lazio are suitable for everyday consumption. Unpretentious, they perfectly accompany classic Roman cuisine such as spaghetti alla carbonara or fritti misti (a mixture of fried vegetables, seafood and meats). While most restaurants and osterie in the capital serve local wine, Rome is also full of wine bars and shops that offer bottles from the best wineries in the region.

What to do?

On the outskirts of Rome, the Castelli Romani area is famous for its medieval castles and many fortresses built by great Roman families. Further north, the Villa D'Este in Tivoli, classified by Unesco as a world heritage site, boasts one of the most beautiful garden-fountains in the Bel Paese. The seaside resort of Ostia is located about thirty minutes from Rome, as are the ruins of Ostia Antica, the historic port of Imperial Rome. Lesser known, but interesting nonetheless, are the many Etruscan sites to the north, which give a glimpse of the impact and wealth of this pre-Roman civilization that early Romans ultimately absorbed into their burgeoning empire.

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Aleatico
  • Bellone
  • Cesanese
  • Ciliegiolo
  • Malvasia bianca
  • Merlot
  • Montepulciano
  • Nero Buono
  • Sangiovese
  • Trebbiano

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Aleatico di Gradoli DOC
  • Castelli Romani DOC
  • Cesanese del Piglio / Piglio DOCG
  • Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone DOC
  • Frascati Superiore DOCG
  • Velletri DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Wine Tasting

Discovery ride

Events

Bolsena Infiorata

Bolsena

The "Infiorata" is a kilometer long "carpet of flowers" that leads the procession along the village streets. The flowers are gathered by the residents a few days before the celebrations, with the best flowers being picked just after sunrise on the day of the event.

The designs are real art works. The technique involves first drawing a rough sketch on paper or directly on the pavement, and then creating borders with a mixture of sawdust and black paint. Once the borders are completed, the flower petals are laid out on top of the drawing and sprayed with water to keep them moist.

Latium World Folkloric Festival

Cori

The Festival is organised around cultural events and international folklore performances with dozens of folk groups participating from different continents. These groups perform within the enchanting Lazio setting: from Rome to Cori, from the Colusseum to the Temple of Hercules, between the Roman hills and the Lepini Mountains, all rich in art and traditions.

This is a real feast of traditional music and dance (Latium World Folkloric Festival – Popular World Music and Dance for a Culture of Peace), of folk and ethnic music (Latium Folk & Ethnic Music Fest - Popular World Tunes and Rhythms) and of multiethnic celebrations, "Celebrating Interculture".

Radeca Festival

Frosinone

The Festival of the "radeca", the Frosinone Carnival, is important because it celebrates the heroic rebellion of the citizens of Frosinone against the occupying French troups, which took place in 1798 and 1799.

Activities around

Biking in Circe Park

Skiing at Campo Staffi

Archeological sites in Ciociaria

Ciociaria

Viterbo Museum

The Etruscan-Roman Wine and Food Route

Vineyards