Tag Archives: Lazio

Hilltop Village Walks: Artena In Lazio, Italy (4K)

Still Wanderer (March 17, 2023) – Artena is a charming town in the province of Rome, about 30 kilometers from the capital. A small town of ancient origins perched northwest of the Lepini Mountains, in the upper valley of the Sacco River, with a very interesting historic center of rare beauty. Because of the uniqueness of the historic center and other interesting sights, it is really worth visiting this Latium village that presents itself to tourists as truly amazing.

Filmed in February 2023

Medieval Village Walks: Casperia In Lazio, Italy (4K)

Casperia is a fortified medieval village in the Sabine Hills, province of Rieti. That’s north Lazio and just a short hop to the regional border with Umbria.

Built on top of a rocky hill and surrounded by mountains and deep valleys, the village commands a wonderful view of the Appenines.

Village Walks: Guarcino In Lazio, Central Italy (4K)

A walking tour in Guarcino, region ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ผ, central Italy, province of Frosinone, a small town of about 1.500 inhabitants.

The origins of Guercino date back to the 8th century BC, when it was a settlement with the name of Vercenum of the Ernici, a pre-Roman Italic people, and strategic point in the valley of the Aniene river. Nowadays it is a favorite starting point for excursions into the limestone mountains, amid age old trees, spring waters and picturesque grottos.

Village Walks: Bolsena In Lazio, Central Italy (4K)

Bolsena is a town and comune of Italy, in the province of Viterbo in northern Lazio on the eastern shore of Lake Bolsena. It is 10 km north-north west of Montefiascone and 36 km north-west of Viterbo. The ancient Via Cassia, today’s highway SR143, follows the lake shore for some distance, passing through Bolsena.

Village Walks: Toffia In Lazio, Central Italy (4K)

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Village Walks: Blera In Lazio, Western Italy (4K)

Blera is a small town and comune in the northern Lazio region of Italy. It was known during the Middle Ages as Bieda, an evolved form of its ancient name, which was restored in the twentieth century. It is the birthplace of Pope Sabinian; Pope Paschal II was also originally thought to be from here.

Village Walks: Greccio In Lazio, Central Italy (4K)

Greccio is an old hilltown and comune of the province of Rieti in the Italian region of Lazio, overhanging the Rieti valley on a spur of the Monti Sabini, a sub-range of the Apennines.

Greccio was founded, according to tradition, by a Greek colony or family, who fled or exiled from their homeland following wars and destruction who fell in love with the amenity of the place and the comfort of natural defense it offered, and settled there. Hence the name Greece, Grece, Grecce and finally Greccio. The first certain information dates back to the 10-11th century. when the fragmentary possessions of the Abbey of Farfa were reunited and the fortification of the curtis proceeded. The Benedictine monk Gregorio da Catino (1062-1133) refers to the locality of Greccio (curte de Greccia) in his work “Regesto Farfense”.

Italian Village Walks: Civitavecchia di Arpino

A walking tour in ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ, region ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ผ, center Italy, province of Frosinone, a small town of about ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ The birth of the first settlement on today’s Arpinian territory can be traced back to the Volsci. However, dating is difficult. Some scholars fix its birth around the 7th-6th century. BC, others, however, around the middle of the 4th century. B.C. Beyond Arpino there are several cities founded in the Ciociaria area by this ancient population. That of the Volsci was a population that lived above all on agriculture and pastoralism, but it was also very warlike. The wars with Rome are proof of this. The choice to build the first settlement on such high ground was due to defensive objectives. In fact, that of the Volsci was not the only population in central Italy and Marsi and Sanniti were among the most dangerous. It is for this reason that huge cyclopean (or polygonal) walls were erected to defend what would become Civitavecchia di Arpino, still visible today.

Bike Tour: Lake Albano & Castel Gandolfo, Italy (4K)

Castel Gandolfo, colloquially just Castello in the Castelli Romani dialects, is a town located 25 kilometres southeast of Rome in the Lazio region of Italy. 

Lake Albano is a small volcanic crater lake in the Alban Hills of Lazio, at the foot of Monte Cavo, 20 km southeast of Rome. Castel Gandolfo, overlooking the lake, is the site of the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo. It hosted the canoeing and rowing events of the 1960 Summer Olympic Games that were held in Rome.

Aerial Views: ‘Lazio Region – Central Italy’ (4K Video)

Lazio is a central Italian region bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its principal city, Rome, is Italyโ€™s capital and was at the heart of the ancient Roman Empire. Its iconic ruins include the Coliseum, an amphitheater that seated thousands. On the coast, the ancient port of Ostia still retains detailed mosaics and a theater. Inland are the forested Apennine Mountains, with nature reserves, lakes and stone-built villages.ย