Rome, a city with a history dating back more than 3000 years, is also called la città eterna (the eternal city). There is no other city in the world with a wealth of treasures like Rome. When you walk through the city, through medieval alleys and over stylish squares, you will see monuments everywhere. It looks like one big open-air museum, where the artistic and archaeological treasures of different eras can be seen. You can discover real city life from your own holiday home in the city. Choose a flat or holiday home in the centre of Rome/Lazio, and enjoy an oasis of peace in the middle of Italy's largest city.
What makes Rome so special is the distances between the historical places and the unique places that are easily explored on foot. You'll be amazed by how much there is to see in a square kilometre! If you start your voyage of discovery at Centro Storico (the historic heart of Rome), you will immediately find attractions such as the Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.
Please note, many museums are closed on Mondays! If you don't want to be disappointed, please inquire about the opening hours in advance.
If you say Rome, you also think of the Vatican City, its own little state within Rome. Don't forget to visit it! With an area of only 44 hectares, it is world-famous for St. Peter, the Sistine chapel, the Vatican Museums and the Pope, of course.
But it's impossible to see everything in one weekend, so don't forget to just savour the city. If you are tired of the hustle and bustle, sit back and enjoy the Italian cuisine and / or a delicious cappuccino on one of the cosy squares Rome is rich in. While resting, you can enjoy the streetscape where fashionable Romans meet on the square.
Rome is located in the Lazio region. This region has a lot to offer in terms of cultural history, with Rome as the highlight. From the holiday homes in Lazio, a visit to the capital makes a great excursion. In the north, you will also find remains of Etruscan civilisation, such as Viterbo, Tarquinia and Necropoli.
Around Rome, you can still see the beautiful country houses of wealthy Romans, some of which can still be visited. Tivoli is known for its Roman villas. Visit the beautiful (fountain) garden of Villa d'Este, and the huge complex of Villa Adriana, the country house of Emperor Hadrian. Both are included in the Unescos World Heritage list.
Lazio is enclosed between the coast and the mountains of the Apennines, with green hills with vineyards and old towns and villages in between. It is also sometimes compared to Tuscany, with the difference that this region is relatively unknown, and therefore less crowded.
In addition, thanks to its four old volcanoes, Lazio offers water sports enthusiasts a volcanic area with volcanic lakes such as Bracciano, Bolsena and Albano. There are also 10 beautiful golf courses around here, offering the necessary relaxation. Choose a holiday home in Rome/Lazio near a golf course, so you can walk onto the course from your garden.
You can combine a visit to Rome with a relaxing holiday on the coast, because you'll find miles of sand and rocky coastline in the West. In the places closest to Rome (such as Ostia), it is generally crowded and full. National Park Circeo has some of the most beautiful beaches (such as Sperlonga), which you should visit from your holiday home in Lazio.
In short, the combination of the mild climate, the lakes, many (sports) activities, beautiful landscapes and rich culture make this area a lovely place to spend a holiday!
At Belvilla, you can choose from 70+ houses for your stay in Lazio Italia.
Arpino, Gaeta, Ponz Island, Terracina, Fiuggi, and San Felice Circeo are the most important places to visit in Lazio Italia.
Some of the must-try activities in Lazio Italia are:
Carciofi alla romana, Broccolo Romanesco, Puntarelle alla romana and Quinto quarto are famous foods of Lazio Italia.
The perfect months to visit Lazio Italia are April, May, June and from September to October.