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Culture of Lazio. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Monte Compatri Lazio is home to unique attractions; Rome alone is full of interesting excursion sites. The most visited cultural institution is Pinacoteca Vaticana; this large-scale art museum was founded in 1908 by Pope Pius VI. There are about 500 paintings in 18 rooms of the museum; unique 11th-century paintings and works of internationally renowned artists dating back to the late Middle Ages are among them. Not far from the museum there is the beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica that is also of great interest from a historical and architectural point of view.
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Among prominent historical monuments of Rome Castel Sant'Angelo, also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, is the most notable. This building is nearly 2000 years old; according to historical records, in ancient times, the mausoleum was a fabulously beautiful building decorated with precious materials.
In the early 5th century, mausoleum built on the order of the Emperor Hadrian was rebuilt into a fortress and lost its former beauty. Today, beautiful sculptures are the main decoration of the old building; it is now converted into the historical museum. The spacious terrace of the castle is equipped with excellent viewing platform for visitors. Copyright
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The town of Tivoli is rich in historical monuments of past ages. The scenic Villa d'Este and ruins of ancient temples are situated there. You should definitely pay attention to natural attractions too; the most mysterious among them is Mount Circeo. It is located in a large national park and attracts the attention of many travelers due to unusual caves of cruciform shape.
Colosseo Important natural sights are located in Sperlonga. Travelers are attracted to this picturesque region with ancient ruins of the villa that once belonged to the Emperor Tiberius. One the local caves is named after the emperor; travelers would have an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of many grottoes. Magnificent Colosseum and the Pantheon located in Rome are world-class attractions; it’s impossible to imagine excursions without them. World famous Musei Capitolini would attract fans of educational excursions.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Lazio and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Lazio and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Lazio
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Barberini' , 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Papal Palace' Castel Gandolfo, 30 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Laterano' , 47.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana' , 47.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Conservatori' , 49.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Quirinale' , 49.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Colonna' , 49.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Lazio
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Clemente I, Velletri, 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Concattedrale di S. Maria, Sezze, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario Basilica di Madre del Buon Consiglio, Genazzano, 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Agapito Martire, Palestrina, 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Marco, Latina, 22.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Pancrazio Martire, Albano Laziale, 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa Pontificia San Tommaso da Villanova, Castel Gandolfo, 29.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Lazio and near

Cave Luperkal

From the series “Famous Stables of Ancient People”
For a long time, the cave was habitable and then was rebuilt in a cathedral. Now you can see the fragments of the saved wall-painting and mosaic on the cave’s ceiling. In the centre of the design, you can see a white eagle, the main symbol of Rome. A great number of artefacts that were found there say that this cave was used by Romans for conducting certain cultic ceremonies during the Lupercalia. Thanks to that fact the cave has received its name. … Read further

Fontana di Trevi

From the series “The Most Spectacular Fountains in the World”
The size of the fountain is also impressive. Its width is 20 meters, and the height - 26 meters. The fountain became the real 'celebrity', on its background several episodes of many well-known films were shot. The construction of the unique fountain, adorned with baroque sculptures, was begun in 1732 and lasted for 30 years. The author of the project was the world-famous architect Nicola Salvi. The fountain became part of the Palazzo Poli architectural complex. … Read further

Santissimo Nome di Gesu Cathedral

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
The church has become a home for some unique religious artefacts. The thing of main value is a St. Maria icon of the 14th century. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is a founder of this church and the first man of the Jesuits Society of Jesus. The church has saved the founder’s room. It is practically unchanged since that time. … Read further
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Culture guide to Lazio. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Lazio: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Lazio. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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