Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Preview of our Italian Food, Wine & Travel to Lazio

Entering into our 9th Italian Food, Wine & Travel (#ItalianFWT) event where we feature the food, wine and travel of a different region every month. This month we focus on the Lazio region in Italy located in central Italy, also known as Latium in Latin. Surrounded by the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche to the north as well Abruzzo and Molise to the east, Lazio borders the Tyrhennian Sea.
Top sights to see in Rome, Colosseum
Colosseum ~ Rome, Italy
When everyone thinks of Lazio they immediately think of the capital of not only Rome, but Italy itself. Of course within Rome itself you have the Colosseum, Vatican City with St. Peters Basilica and the Vatican Museum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Although no one can take away the rich history of Rome and the Romans, with every region though, if you break outside the typical norm of tourist attractions each region has much more to offer if you let yourself immerse within the region of Italy that you're in.
Popular dishes of Rome, Bucatini all'Amatriciana
Bucatini all'Amatriciana by Stu_Spivack
The Lazio region may not be one of the top regions in Italy when it comes to wine except for some of its well known whites including frascati and Est! Est! Est!, but its archeaological treasures and the Roman cuisine are what attract folks from around the world to this region. The landscape of Lazio is full of flatland and hills with lakes and ancient thermal spas still in use today, one of the most popular being Tivoli that also contains two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana.
Don't forget the Lazio soccer team for all you sports fanatics!
Villa d'Este in Tivoli
Villa d'Este in Tivoli by M. Maselli
Here is a preview of what is to come for our Italian Food, Wine & Travel of Lazio Saturday:

Vino Travels – Food & Wine Pairing of Lazio: Saltimboca alla Romana with Casale del Giglio Petit Verdot
Italophilia – Visit Ariccia with Buona Sera Mrs. Campbell
Orna O'Reilly – A Foodie Easter in Rome
Cooking Chat - Orzo, Salmon and Pesto Paired with a Frascati
Food Wine Click - They'll Drink Anything in Rome
Rockin Red Blog - Live Like Caesar
Enofylz Wine Blog - A Taste of Lazio
Christy's Palate - Living La Vita Lazio
The Palladian Traveler - Civita di Bagnoregio: The Dying Town
Adventures of a Carry On - When in Rome Eat Like a Roman: Bucatini all'Amatriciana
Girls Gotta Drink - Eat Like a Roman (With a Roman): Unusual Things to do in Rome

We will be featuring all of our Lazio articles on the food, wine and travel to this region on Saturday July 4th so make sure to check back here. Also, join us live on Twitter at 11am EST Saturday July 4th at #ItalianFWT and share your experiences and knowledge on Lazio, Italy. There is still time to join us as well and we always love new perspectives and expertise. Email me at vinotravels at hotmail dot com. Ciao ciao for now!